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 23, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

Discipline watchdog of central government punishes 151 officials in 2014
Sina News, March 22, 2015

Environment (环境)

Chinese environmental lawyer takes on the powerful to give voice to vulnerable pollution victims
South China Morning Post, March 22, 2015

Climate change: China official warns of “huge impact”
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 22, 2015

New monitoring system will guarantee quality and safety
China Daily, March 23, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

香港多团体游行要求中国当局立即释放5名女权人士 (Hong Kong groups march to call for China to release the five women’s rights activists)
Radio France Internationale, March 22, 2015中国/20150322-香港多团体游行要求中国当局立即释放5名女权人士/

University of Hong Kong chief defends appointment of Beijing loyalist to governing body
South China Morning Post, March 23, 2015

Teachers “facing interference” to instil patriotism in Hong Kong pupils
South China Morning Post, March 22, 2015

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Chinese activist accuses Obama of trying to leave him in China
Voice of America, March 22, 2015

Information Control (信息控制)

Hackers attack, a workaround for websites censored in China
New York Times, March 20, 2015

Religion (宗教)

China “ends” anti-church demolition campaign
The Telegraph, March 20, 2015

Rule of Law (法治)

Former Chinese police chief held on suspicion of murder
The Guardian, March 22, 2015

Society (社会)

Chinese high school students riot over mass food poisoning
Radio Free Asia, march 20, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

港媒以“民主”话题聚焦回顾李光耀 (Hong Kong media focus on democracy theme in commemorating Lee Kuan Yew)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 23, 2015