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, April 01, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

女权人士案考验中国依法治国决心 (Detention of women activists makes a mockery of China's rule of law aspirations)
Financial Times, April 1, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

China investigates diplomat suspected of taking bribes
Reuters, March 31, 2015

China detains, fines person for military graft rumors
Reuters, April 1, 2015

Cyber security (网络安全)

China accused of "weaponizing" global internet users
Radio Free Asia, March 31, 2015

Evidence links China to GitHub cyber-attack
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 31, 2015

Death penalty (死刑)

Rise in death sentences worldwide blamed on security crackdowns
The Guardian, April 1, 2015

Report: Death sentences and executions 2014
Amnesty International, March 31, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong Occupy leader Benny Tai allowed to respond to charge that he mishandled donations
South China Morning Post, April 1, 2015

港亲建制法律界人士访京 倡拟全国性反港独法 (HK pro-establishment lawyer visits Beijing to propose national anti-HK independence regulations)
South China Morning Post, April 1, 2015

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

深圳维权人士汪龙寻衅滋事案户籍将被注销 (Shenzhen rights defender’s hukou canceled for “picking quarrels and provoking troubles” after supporting HK Umbrella Movement)
Radio Free Asia, March 31, 2015

Taiwan (台湾)

台湾抗议者冲撞总统府“拒绝主权矮化” (Taiwan protesters storm president’s office chanting “reject dwarfing of sovereignty”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 31, 2015

Taiwan applies to join AIIB under “One China,” sparking protests
The Diplomat, March 31, 2015

Tibet (西藏)

Tibetan protester is freed after serving three years at hard labor
Radio Free Asia, March 31, 2015

Women (妇女)

Supporters of detained feminists in China petition for their release
The New York Times, April 1, 2015

11 girls rescued from child prostitution ring
Shanghai Daily, April 1, 2015