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, March 04, 2015

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

China's illegal ivory traders exploiting online market
The Guardian, March 3, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

Exclusive: China investigates second top officer for graft-sources
Reuters, March 3, 2015

反腐之火烧向国企 全国人代空椅冒烟 (Empty seats at NPC a result of anti-graft probe in state-owned-enterprises)
South China Morning Post, March 4, 2015

Education (教育)

Signs of resistance to China’s latest ideological crackdown
Foreign Policy March 3, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Let Hongkongers serve in China’s People’s Liberation Army, says top military official
South China Morning Post, March 4, 2015

Missing phrases in CPPCC work report again cause controversy among Hongkongers
South China Morning Post, March 4, 2015

香港大部分市民认为应收紧自由行及取消深圳户籍居民一签多行--调查 (Survey shows majority of Hong Kongers support tightened policy on individual travels and voiding multiple-entry permits to Shenzhen residents)
Reuters, March 4, 2015

中國人大:香港特首普選辦法不可動搖 (NPC: Hong Kong Chief Executive election method cannot be changed)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 4, 2015

港政协常委:占领是港版颜色革命 意在挑战中央 (CPPCC Standing Committee: Occupy Movement was Hong Kong’s color revolution aimed at challenging central government)
South China Morning Post, March 4, 2015

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

China detains activist demanding rehabilitation of Zhao Ziyang
Radio Free Asia, March 3, 2015

Mongolian dissident Hada in appeal to UN over harassment
Radio Free Asia, March 3, 2015

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

两会之际北京大规模拦截访民 (Large-scale interception of petitioners in Beijing during the Two Congresses)
Voice of America, March 4, 2015

National Defense (国防)

Official says China to boost military budget by 10 percent
ABC News, March 4, 2015

Women (妇女)

Women cheated of maternity benefits in China
The Telegraph, March 3, 2015

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

As many as 700 died in Xinjiang violence over last two years, rights group says
Radio Free Asia, March 3, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

改革的正当性来自公众参与 (Legitimacy of reforms come from public participation)
Financial Times, March 4, 2015