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.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

China’s state-owned enterprises face new inspections in crackdown on graft
South China Morning Post, February 12, 2015

China to probe army spending in corruption crackdown: report
Daily Mail February 12, 2015

Shaanxi government to Probe missing funds after mass investor protests
Radio Free Asia, February 11, 2015

Culture (文化)

Filming China's Dark Side
The New York Times, February 12, 2015

Environment (环境)

Survey of foreign companies in China finds pollution a growing problem
The New York Times, February 12, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Unable to Occupy Hong Kong, demonstrators go shopping to protest
Bloomberg, February 11, 2015

Hukou (户口)

北京削减应届落户指标 毕业生突遭解约 (Beijing cuts central SOEs quota for granting Beijing hukous by 17%, college grads’ contracts suddenly terminated)
Caixin, February 11, 2015

Internet (互联网)

Western companies slam China's Internet firewall
The Washington Post, February 12, 2015

June Fourth ( 六四)

Of Zhengzhou 10 Tiananmen activists, only Yu Shiwen remains behind bars
Radio Free Asia, February 11, 2015

Media (媒体)

新闻自由度:中国倒数第五 台湾亚洲最佳 (World Press Freedom Index 2015: China fifth from bottom, Taiwan best in Asia)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 11, 2015

World Press Freedom Index 2015: decline on all fronts
Reporters Without Borders, February 12, 2015!/

Population (人口)

政协常委提议"一对夫妻必生俩孩" (Shanxi CPPCC committee member: couples must have two children)
The Diplomat, February 12, 2015

Taiwan (台湾)

Prison hostage situation in Taiwan turns deadly … and political
The Diplomat, February 12, 2015

Women (妇女)

In China, a women’s detective agency battles for wronged wives
The New York Times, February 12, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

袁贵仁风波反映中共第五代执政还面临巨大挑战 (Yuan Guiren controversy reveals the fifth generation Communist Party still faces enormous challenges)
Radio France Internationale, February 12, 2015中国/20150212-袁贵仁风波反映中共第五代执政还面临巨大挑战/