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.

Monday, February 09, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

China executes mining tycoon Liu Han, who had links to ex-security tsar Zhou Yongkang
South China Morning, February 9, 2015

China uncovers power abuses, nepotism at Sinopec
Reuters, February 7, 2015

中紀委密集公布巡視央企腐敗情況受關注 (CCDI’s frequent announcements of anti-corruption inspections of state-owned enterprises draw attention)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 7, 2015

Tearful communist mayor pleads for forgiveness as corruption purge rages on
The Telegraph, February 6, 2015

Top Chinese company bosses try to atone after bribery allegations
The Wall Street Journal, February 6, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Why China seized $12,900 in toilet paper from Hong Kong
The Christian Science Monitor, February 7, 2015

Protesters confront mainland shoppers in Hong Kong
The New York Times, February 8, 2015

Hongkongers still divided over Beijing's reform plan for 2017: poll
South China Morning Post, February 8, 2015

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Guizhou rights activists targeted by police after support for Beijing poet
Radio Free Asia, February 6, 2015

June Fourth (六四)

"I didn't once hear the sound of laughter"
Radia Free Asia, February 6, 2015

State Compensation (国家赔偿)

中国冤案平反第一人领取205万国家赔偿 (Family of man wrongly executed receives RMB 2,050,000 in state compensation in China’s first “political rehabilitation” case)
DW News, February 3, 2015

Tibet (西藏)

China says against foreign countries receiving Dalai Lama
Reuters, February 6, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Occupy insiders give their verdict on the protests
The South China Morning Post, February 8, 2015

国企反腐 这次能否掀起大风暴 (Could anti-corruption campaign targeting SEOs set off an anti-corruption storm?)
Beijing Youth Daily, February 7, 2015