The HRIC Daily Brief is a daily selection of news stories and commentary related to human rights in China, drawn from Chinese- and English-language news and online media sources that we monitor daily. In addition to headlines and source links, HRIC also provides English translation of Chinese headlines.

Friday, February 06, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

Party mouthpiece accuses artists of colluding in graft
South China Morning Post, February 6, 2015

季建业案侦查细节曝光 开始滴水不漏后来主动悔过 (Ji Jianye case unveiled: from strict reticence to active repentance)
The Beijing News, February 6, 2015

新华社一记者受贿5万 获刑5年 (Xinhua News reporter sentenced to 5 years for taking RMB 50,000 in bribes)
The Beijing News, February 5, 2015

Environment (环境)

The cost of clean air
The Economist, February 5, 2015

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Defense lawyers walk out of Suzhou evictee trial in protest
范木根抗拆杀人开审 千人声援遭警镇压
Radio Free Asia, February 5, 2015

International Relations (国际关系)

U.S. tech companies press case against restrictive Chinese rules
The Wall Street Journal, February 5, 2015

China is making moves in a disputed area of the South China Sea
Business Insider, February 5, 2015

Internet (互联网)

Guangzhou netizen detained for posting "insulting" photo of China's President
广州网友梁勤辉因言获罪遭刑拘 网络文章被指诋毁国家领导人
Radio Free Asia, February 5, 2015

China less and less enamored of social media, study finds
The Wall Street Journal, February 6, 2015

Chinese enthusiasm for social media drops sharply
Kantar, February 3, 2015

Labor (劳工)

China labor strife rises before the Lunar New Year
The Wall Street Journal, February 6, 2015

Tibet (西藏)

China media criticise Dalai Lama-Obama meeting
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 6, 2015

奥巴马:达赖喇嘛是位“好友” (Obama: Dalai Lama is a “good friend”)
Radio France Internationale, February 5, 2015中国/20150205-奥巴马:达赖喇嘛是位“好友”