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.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

Zimbabwe defends plan to sell 27 elephants to China
The Guardian, February 9, 2015

Business and Economics (商业和经济)

Qualcomm to pay record $975m in China antitrust case
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 10, 2015

In China, heavy industry unexpectedly falls sharply
New York Times, February 9, 2015

Chinese inflation falls to 0.8%, fuelling fears of deflationary spiral
The Guardian, February 10, 2015 08-fuelling-fears-of-deflationary-spiral

Corruption (腐败)

一党专政解决不了腐败?习近平说“我就不信这个邪” (One-party rule unable to eradicate corruption? Xi Jinping “does not believe in this heresy”)
Radio France Internationale, February 10, 2015中国/20150210-一党专政解决不了腐败?习近平说“我就不信这个邪”/

Environment (环境)

31省政府报告均提大气治污 北京再定治霾高标准指标 (31 provincial work reports all mention pollution, Beijing renews high targets to combat smog)
Radio France Internatioanle, February 10, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

林郑月娥与青年交流台下一片“香港建国”声中闹剧收场 (Youths chant “Hong Kong independence” at conclusion of dialogue with Carrie Lam)
Radio France Internatioanle, February 10, 2015政治/20150210-林郑月娥与青年交流台下一片“香港建国”声中闹剧收场/

林鄭承認政改三人組「無用話唔到事」 (Carrie Lam admits that the political reform trio— herself, Rimsky Yuen, and Raymond Tam—“does not have decisionmaking authority”)
Apple Daily, February 9, 2015

Religion (宗教)

China's "disappeared" bishop dies in custody, whereabouts unknown
经历十四年秘密监禁 师恩祥主教在关押中逝世
Radio Free Asia, February 9, 2015

Taiwan (台湾)

Taiwan to indict Sunflower Movement leaders
The Age, February 10, 2015

Taiwan's China affairs chief steps down over court ruling
Reuters, February 10, 2015