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 24, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

义乌两名官员因涉嫌受贿被立案侦查 (Two Yiwu officials investigated for graft)
Radio France Internationale, February 23, 2015中国/20150223-义乌两名官员因涉嫌受贿被立案侦查/

中国大力反腐改变春节官场风气 (China’s vigorous anti-corruption campaign changes officialdom’s Spring Festival customs), February 24, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

HKU students rally for transparency in vice president selection
Hong Kong Economic Journal, February 24, 2015

Beijing moves to meet Hong Kong pan-dems in bid to break universal suffrage deadlock
South China Morning Post, February 23, 2015

梁振英称将于出席两会时与中央商讨收紧来港旅客政策 (C.Y. Leung to discuss tightening HK tourist policy with Beijing at Two Congresses)
Reuters, February 24, 2015

Hong Kong government office architect reflects on “Occupy” Movement
The Wall Street Journal, February 23, 2015

Common Tips Hat to Hong Kong Protesters in Oscar Speech
The Wall Street Journal, February 23, 2015

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

China puts 82-year-old writer on trial amid political crackdown
The Telegraph, February 24, 2015

两名法国记者拟采访哈达被公安扣留数小时后驱逐 (Two French journalists detained and deported after attempting to interview Inner Mongolian activist Hada)
Radio Free Asia, February 23, 2015

International Relations (国际关系)

中日兩國安理會上「各自表態」論歷史 (China and Japan clash on history at UN Security Council meeting)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 24, 2015

Labor (劳工)

Shenzhen mulls overhaul of taxi industry after cabbies strike over pay and conditions
The South China Morning Post, February 23, 2015

LGBTI (男女同性恋、双性恋、变性人和两性人)

Coming out as gay at Chinese New Year
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 23, 2015

Tibet (西藏)

China warns Tibetans in Rebgong against “separatist” activities
Radio Free Asia, February 23, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

中國遊客搶購的真相 (The truth about Chinese tourists’ shopping frenzies)
Radio Free Asia, February 23, 2015

How the West was lost: It's not OK to call Beijing a counterterrorism "partner" if it simply legitimizes the government’s human rights crackdown at home
Foreign Policy, February 23, 2015