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.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

Siberian tiger video suggests species is returning to China, conservationists say
The Guardian, February 18, 2015

David Attenborough calls on Chinese president to end ivory trade
The Guardian, February 20, 2015

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

Zuckerberg’s friend request to China
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 23, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

香港特首梁振英新年贺词吁港人学做顺服“绵羊”(Hong Kong Chief Executive C.Y. Leung urges Hongkongers to “be like sheep” in Lunar New Year message)
Radio Free Asia, February 19, 2015

黄之锋赴欧美 女友被扣昆明 (Joshua Wong’s girlfriend detained at Kunming airport)
Deutsche Welle, February 19, 2015

Hong Kong “radicals” up ante in democracy push against China
Reuters, February 23, 2015

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

国际社会呼吁中国释放伊力哈木 (International Community calls for release of Ilham Tohti)
Deutsche Welle, February 19, 2015

International Relations (国际关系)

China protests India leader’s visit to disputed border area
The New York Times, February 20, 2015

Conflict in Myanmar reverberates across the border in China
The New York Times, February 20, 2015

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

五百访民试图往天安门被羁押 四百人给习近平李克强拜年
Beijing police detain hundreds for trying to visit Chinese leaders over New Year
Radio Free Asia, February 20, 2015

Taiwan (台湾)

台民调:趋独反统立场加强 (Taiwan public opinion poll shows increased preference for independence)
Voice of America, February 23, 2015

Women (妇女)

In China’s modern economy, a retro push against women
The New York Times, February 20, 2015

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

新疆再出血案 造成多人死亡 (Clash in Xinjiang leaves 17 dead)
Deutsche Welle, February 21, 2015

Hacking, shooting Incident leave 17 dead in Xinjiang’s Aksu prefecture
Radio Free Asia, February 20, 2015