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, March 17, 2015

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

腐败成食品安全事件痼疾:局地执法者充任保护伞 (Entrenched corruption a cause of food safety problems as authorities shield wrongdoers)
People’s Daily, March 17, 2015

农村市场“山寨食品”亟待关注:假冒奶常被送孕妇 (Serious “bogus foodstuff” problem in rural markets: fake milk products target pregnant women)
People’s Daily, March 17, 2015

立足食品安全检测科技 初创企业获风投亲睐 (New enterprise gained popularity and foothold in food safety technology)
South China Morning Post, March 17, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

Two NPC members detained at hotels after legislature's meeting ends
Caixin Online, March 16, 2015

China graft probe snares another developer after Kaisa
Bloomberg News, March 16, 2015

Crackdown on graft in China's PLA to continue until it has been eradicated: logistics expert
South China Morning Post, March 17, 2015

Environment (环境)

This documentary went viral in China. Then it was censored. It won’t be forgotten
Washington Post, March 16, 2015

Under the Hong Kong dome: A cry for action on pollution
South China Morning Post, March 17, 2015

Kenya hails Chinese aid to curb poaching
Xinhua News, March 16, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong needs an advisory committee to examine complex cross-border legal issues
South China Morning Post, March 16, 2015

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

China’s persecution of activists worsens in Xi’s second year: rights group
Radio Free Asia, March 16, 2015

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Chinese police shoot four Uyghurs dead after casino knife attack
Radio Free Asia, March 16, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China’s selective authoritarianism
Wall Street Journal, March 16, 2015

Q. and A.: David Shambaugh on the risks to Chinese communist rule
New York Times, March 15, 2015

China must pardon corrupt officials, says author dubbed China’s John Grisham
The Telegraph, March 15, 2015