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, March 02, 2015

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

Giant pandas make comeback in China
The Telegraph, March 1, 2015

环保组织中国象牙交易禁令只有象征意义 (Environmental groups say China’s one-year ban on ivory is only symbolical)
Radio Free Asia, February 27, 2015

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

China censorship sweep deletes more than 60,000 Internet accounts
Reuters, February 27, 2015

袁志偉聘民建聯前總幹事 主責本地政治新聞審稿 (Ex DAB chief committee member employed as local political news editor of Hong Kong’s largest TV broadcaster)
Mingpao, March 2, 2015

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

法国猪肉制品正式进入中国市场 (French pork products officially enter Chinese market)
Radio France Internationale, March 1, 2015中国/20150301-法国猪肉制品正式进入中国市场/

Corruption (腐败)

16 PLA major generals, many of them newly promoted, under investigation for military corruption
South China Morning Post, March 2, 2015

China jails ex-vice governor 17 years on graft charges
Washington Post, February 27, 2015

China advisory body ousts former top Hu Jintao aid
Reuters, February 28, 2015

Culture (文化)

What 270,000 books tell you about China’s changing values
The Wall Street Journal, March 2, 2015

Environment (环境)

Documentary on air pollution grips China
The Economist, February 28, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong arrests after protest against mainland tourists
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 2, 2015

反水货? 亦或反中? (Anti-parallel trading, or anti-China?)
South China Morning Post, March 2, 2015

Hong Kong lawmakers hand themselves in to police over protests
Channel News Asia, March 2, 2015

Beijing “fears blank vote plan for 2017 election will spark crisis”
South China Morning Post, March 2, 2015

Labor (劳工)

中国劳工维权NGO的困境 (The plight of Chinese labor rights NGOs)
Financial Times, March 2, 2015

Law (法律)

U.S. tech is worried that China’s antiterror law goes too far
The Wall Street Journal, February 28, 2015

Draft Chinese law paves way for counter-terror operations abroad
Reuters, February 27, 2015

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

Xi Jinping’s "four comprehensives" give shape to a crowded agenda
The New York Times, March 1, 2015

China’s congress to focus on economy, corruption and terrorism law
Irish Times, March 2, 2015

Women (妇女)

Oh China, this isn't how to solve your “girl problem”
The Telegraph, February 27, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

清理军中巨贪 背后意义深远? (Deep meanings behind purgingcorrupt “tigers” in military?)
Deutsche Welles, February 27, 2015