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.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Business and Human Rights (商业和人权)

Is JPMorgan chase profiting off of forced evictions in China?
Rolling Stone, February 10, 2015

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

Is artificial intelligence helping China spy on its citizens?
The Diplomat, February 11, 2015

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

家长揭贵族幼儿园饮食:每月交5600元 吃臭鸡蛋 (Parents discover children are fed rotten food at expensive $896/month kindergarten)
NetEase, February 11, 2015

王荣承认大陆食安差造成水货客逼爆香港 (Shenzhen Party Secretary admits mainland’s serious food safety issues lead to parallel traders flooding Hong Kong)
Radio France Internationale, February 11, 2015中国/20150211-王荣承认大陆食安差造成水货客逼爆香港/

Corruption (腐败)

China slates environment ministry after graft probe
Reuters, February 10, 2015

Education (教育)

University president sees echoes of Cultural Revolution in new campaign
The New York Times, February 10, 2015

南开校长:意识形态工作不能走到另外一个极端 (Nankai University’s president: ideological development cannot go to another extreme), February 9, 2015

Environment (环境)

In China, a fight to save a forest tests toughened environment law
Reuters, February 10, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

王荣承认大陆食安差造成水货客逼爆香港 (Wang Rong admits that Mainland’s poor food safety contributes to parallel traders flooding Hong Kong)
Radio France Internationale, February 11, 2015中国/20150211-王荣承认大陆食安差造成水货客逼爆香港/

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

China: Inventing a crime
The New York Review of Books, February 9, 2015

International Relations (国际关系)

中国担负起推进阿富汗和平进程的责任 (China assumes responsibility for advancing Afghanistan peace process)
The Wall Street Journal, February 11, 2015

Internet (互联网)

外媒称中国黑客通过福布斯网站攻击美军工企业 (Foreign media: Chinese hackers attacked U.S. military industrial enterprises via Forbes website)
Sina, February 11, 2015

Labor (劳工)

China labor ties fray as grievances rise, economic growth slows
The Wall Street Journal, February 10, 2015

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

China: Thousands of air raid shelter residents evicted
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 11, 2015

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Officials to probe complaints by Mongolian herders over loss of grasslands
内蒙古阿旗数百牧民上访请愿 抗议草场被强行侵占十余年
Radio Free Asia, February 10, 2015

Rule of Law (法治)

In sharp words from Xi, ominous implications for China’s legal reforms
The Wall Street Journal, February 10, 2015

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Is China making its own terrorism problem worse?
Foreign Policy, February 9, 2015