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.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

China imposes one-year ban on ivory imports
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 26, 2015

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

中国进口食品疑引发肝炎 澳洲计划加强食品标签法 (Australia to strengthen country-of-origin food labelling laws after fruit imported from China suspected of causing hepatitis outbreak)
Radio France Internationale, February 26, 2015中国/20150226-中国进口食品疑引发肝炎-澳洲计划加强食品标签法/

Australia to introduce country-of-origin labeling after hepatitis A outbreak
Reuters, February 25, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

China atwitter over next “tiger” to fall
Nicosia Business Review, February 27, 2015

China's military says no modernization without respect of law
Reuters, February 26, 2015

Chinese officials who lie on resumes and personal records targeted in new audit
South China Morning Post, February 26, 2015

Civil Society (民间社会)

In China, civic groups’ freedom, and followers, are vanishing
The New York Times, February 26, 2015

Education (教育)

Class struggle: officials are trying to stifle independent voices in universities
The Economist, February 28, 2015

Environment (环境)

Spring tide: pollution fears are driving the Chinese towards expensive branded waters
The Economist, February 28, 2015

环保部要求两市15日内报送整改方案 (Ministry of Environmental Protection requires two cities to provide reform proposals within 15 working days)
Legal Daily, February 27, 2015

Freedom of Movement (自由行动)

作家李敖申请做香港人但称遭到百般刁难一怒放弃 (Writer Li Ao angrily abandons application for Hong Kong citizenship after meeting numerous obstacles)
Radio France Internationale, February 27, 2015中国/20150227-作家李敖申请做香港人但称遭到百般刁难一怒放弃/

Hong Kong (香港)

Beijing’s Hong Kong reform proposals "more restrictive than expected": London
South China Morning Post, February 26, 2015

Six monthly report to parliament on Hong Kong: July-December 2014
British Foreign and Commonwealth Office , February 26, 2015

Eleven more Occupy activists face "arrest by appointment" at Hong Kong police HQ
South China Morning Post, February 26, 2015

Add Oil Machine wins human rights artwork award
Hong Kong Economic Journal, February 25, 2015

Interview with Add Oil Machines founders Sampson Wong and Jason Lee
Human Rights in China, November 2014
Peter Gabriel, Pussy Riot & More Project Photos, messages of support to Hong Kong demonstrators
Human Rights in China, January 28, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Missing, presumed dead: underground Chinese bishop, aged 93
The Global Post, February 25, 2015

Guangdong police detain activist's dinner party guests
Radio Free Asia, February 26, 2015

律師稱浦志強審理起訴期滿後獲釋機會低 (Lawyer: slim chance Pu Zhiqiang will be released following investigation period)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 27, 2015

Information Control (信息控制)

中共加强外宣 靠“洋五毛”输出意识形态 (CPC exports official ideology by strengthening “foreign wumao")
Radio Free Asia, February 26, 2015

June Fourth (六四)

北京摄影师出版八九学运画册 书寄家中被海关没收 (Beijing photographer tries to mail home published photo collection of 1989 Democracy Movement, confiscated at the customs)
Radio Free Asia, February 26, 2015

Law (法律)

China's top court unveils deadlines for legal reform
Reuters, February 26, 2015

Don’t call it western: China’s top court unveils vision for reform
The Wall Street Journal, February 26, 2015

Supreme People’s Court’s 4th Five Year Reform Plan sees the light of day
Supreme People’s Court Monitor, February 26, 2015

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Deadly attacks in Xinjiang go unreported in China
The New York Times, February 26, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China's new collective bargaining rule is too weak to ease labour conflicts
The South China Morning Post, February 25, 2015