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 18, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

China invites bids to audit offshore assets
Wall Street Journal, March 18, 2015

Education (教育)

中国教育部让全国高校填写有关使用西方原版教材情况的调查问卷 (Education Ministry probes use of textbooks published in the West at universities)
Radio Free Asia, March 17, 2015

Environment (环境)

Harvard urges joint research with Tsinghua on climate change
The Standard, March 17, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

【機場三跑】林超英斥機管局誤導或倒千億元落海 (Airport third runway: Lam Chiu Ying criticizes Airport Authority for misdirection and squander of $18 billion in third runway constrcution)
Apple Daily, March 18, 2015

議員斥三跑融資方案 逃避立會監察 (Legislative councilors fault financing proposal for third runway and its bypassing LegCo check)
The Stand News, March 17, 2015議員斥三跑融資方案-逃避立會監察/

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

”The Barefoot Lawyer”: Q&A with blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng
Wall Street Journal, March 18, 2015

Detention of rights activists in China soared in 2014, report says
The New York Times, March 17, 2015

“Silencing the messenger: 2014 annual report on the situation of human rights defenders in China”

Rule of Law (法治)

Questions loom over China’s legal reform drive
Wall Street Journal, March 17, 2015

Society (社会)

学生冒雨做操领导打伞看 官方致歉 (Guangxi officials apologize for watching students perform welcoming exercise in rain while themselves holding umbrellas)
People’s Daily, March 18, 2015

Taiwan (台湾)

Legacy of Taiwan’s Sunflower Movement continues to impact cross-strait ties
Channel News, March 18, 2015

Taiwan protesters mark Sunflower anniversary
Radio Television Hong Kong, March 18, 2015

Tibet (西藏)

联合国讨论西藏侵犯人权问题 (UN to discuss infringement of human rights in Tibet)
Voice of America, March 18, 2015

Women (妇女)

China detains women's rights activists
CNN, March 16, 2015

NGO report reveals why women choose to work in the sex trade
Global Times, March 18, 2015

中国如全面开放二胎政策 亦无法杜绝强制堕胎等现象 (Forced abortion to persist even if China adopts two-child policy)
Radio Free Asia, March 17, 2015