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 17, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

China to employ customs workers with a nose for hard cash
The New York Times, February 16, 2015

浙江首个省部级官员落马疑与插手土地工程地产有关 (First Zhejiang provincial level official sacked, suspected of meddling with land and real estate projects)
  Radio France Internationale, February 17, 2015中国/20150217-浙江首个省部级官员落马疑与插手土地工程地产有关/

Domestic security (国内安全)

China approves police reform plan aimed at improving force's efficiency and public image
  South China Morning Post, February 16, 2015

凝神聚力全面深化公安改革 (Focus on comprehensively deepening public security reform)
Xinhua Net, February 17, 2015

Environment (环境)

Inside China's toxic Village of Widows
  The Telegraph, February 16, 2015

China is bragging that air pollution fell by 11% last year
  Quartz, February 16, 2015

Information Control (信息控制)

中国当局封历史网站 中共加强意识形态控制 (Chinese authorities block history websites, CPC intensifies ideological control)
  Radio Free Asia, February 16, 2015

Internet (互联网)

Tighter online controls in China point to wider clampdown
  The Washington Post, February 16, 2015

National Defense (国防)

中国国防预算或继续快速增长 经济放缓无碍“强军梦”(Nat’l defense budget may continue rapid growth, China’s “Strong Army Dream” unimpeded by slowing economy)
  Reuters, February 17, 2015

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

"Deaths and injuries" follow clashes between Uyghurs and police in Xinjiang
  Radio Free Asia, February 16, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Hong Kong’s classroom crackdown
  The Wall Street Journal, February 16, 2015

China's chance to end injustice of the death penalty
  South China Morning Post, February 17, 2015