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 30, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

Two fugitive officials caught by "Sky Net"
Global Times, March 30, 2015

Two senior Macau marine officials in graft probe
South China Morning Post, March 29, 2015

Education (教育)

Chinese universities urged to adhere to socialism
Xinhua News, March 28, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Petition calls for defence of Hong Kong's academic freedom in wake of political pressure
South China Morning Post, March 30, 2015

No need for promises of more political reform, says top Beijing official
South China Morning Post, March 30, 2015

香港学联:以“命运自主”为纲续争普选 (Hong Kong Federation of Students continues to strive for universal suffrage with motto “determine our own destiny”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 30, 2015

Rule of Law (法治)

Chinese policeman sentenced for wrongfully detaining woman
Xinhua News, March 27, 2015

CPC discipline chief says discipline stricter than law
Xinhua News, March 28, 2015

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Chinese court jails Muslim for 6 years for growing beard, wife gets 2 years for wearing veil
The Express Tribune, March 30, 2015

穿戴民族服饰也违法? 新疆夫妻因蓄须穿罩袍获刑 (Is wearing ethnic costume illegal? Xinjiang couple sentenced for growing beard and wearing veil)
Radio Free Asia, March 29, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China's restrictions on barefoot lawyers could backfire
South China Morning Post, March 29, 2015

It's time for the world to adjust to China's global ambition
The Telegraph, March 28, 2015

香港颁布基本法25年突显的权力矛盾 (Power conflicts in Hong Kong 25 years after enactment of Basic Law)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 29, 2015

China’s fear of women with pamphlets
The New York Times, March 27, 2015