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 11, 2015

Civil Society (民间社会)

慈善事业法草案年底有望审议 (Draft charity law expected to be reviewed in 2015)
The Beijing Times, March 11, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

Retired generals point to “horrible” graft in PLA
South China Morning Post, March 11, 2015

党媒曝苏荣忏悔:我就是权钱交易所所长 (State media publicizes confession by Su Rong, former vice chair of CPPCC: “I was the head of power-money exchange center”)
South China Morning Post, March 11, 2015

Death penalty (死刑)

Doubts over China prisoner organ harvesting ban
Business Insider, March 10, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

China angered as Martin Lee urges Canada's MPs to support democracy in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, March 11, 2015

You are fighting this battle for 1.3 billion people: Speech by Martin Lee (text and video)
Human Right in China, January 2015

Beijing official scraps Hong Kong trip after pan-democrats vow to veto reform proposal
South China Morning Post, March 11, 2015

深圳海关严查征税打水货 前海港货城最快年底开业 (Shenzhen customs to strictly prohibit parallel imports, Hong Kong goods center to open in Qianhai District by year end)
South China Morning Post, March 11, 2015

Media (媒体)

Twitter在香港设立办事处 (Twitter opens Hong Kong office)
Financial Times, March 11, 2015

Social Security (社会安全)

China sets timeline for first change to retirement age since 1950s
The Wall Street Journal, March 10, 2015

Tibet (西藏)

Chinese police shoot Tibetan youth who refused traffic stop
Radio Free Asia, March 10, 2015

Women (妇女)

What’s with all the Chinese misogyny?
Foreign Policy, March 10, 2015

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

ISIL fighters arrested in China’s Xinjiang, politician says
Aljazeera, March 10, 2015

Official claims China has “best religious policy in the world”
The Telegraph, March 10, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

反腐落马者中为何鲜有民主党派高官? (Why aren’t there democratic party officials among those officials dismissed in anti-graft campaign?)
Voice of America, March 11, 2015