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 18, 2015

Children (儿童)

Seven companies fined for using child workers
China Daily, February 17, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

中纪委最高检协同反腐 5天内7“老虎”被“双开”(Anti-corruption campaign: 7 “tigers” expelled from Party and offices in 5 days), February 18, 2015

China to punish senior official for breaking family planning law
Reuters, February 16, 2015

朱明国系首个被通报严重违反计生政策的省部官员 (First provincial-level official is “doubly expelled” for serious violation of family planning policy), February 18, 2015

Environment (环境)

China’s rosewood craving cuts deep into Madagascar rainforests
The Guardian, February 16, 2015

As China gets richer, the world gets dirtier-and will have to choose more growth and being green
The Independent, February 17, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong ordered to tighten official language on relations with mainland China
港府內部通告:禁用“中港關係” 高度自治不加引號
SCMP, February 18, 2015

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Human rights abuses in China "at worst since 1989": Report
Radio Free Asia, February 16, 2015

浦志强关押条件改善 苏昌兰夫、兄被羁押 (Pu Zhiqiang's detention conditions improve, Su Changlan's husband and brother detained)
Radio Free Asia, February 17, 2015

Internet (互联网)

Google Looks to Break Into China With a New YouTube Channel
Wired, February 17, 2015

State Compensation (国家赔偿)

China orders compensation to acquitted death row prisoner
Reuters, February 17, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

“建制派”批陈文敏自来有因 (Reasons behind pro-establishment's criticism of Johannes Chan)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 17, 2015