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.

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

Probe ongoing over $383-million bribery claim against former official: prosecutor
Global Times, April 2, 2015

华企涉肯尼亚官员贪腐案?中:不了解 (China says it is unware of alleged involvement of Chinese corporations in reported corruption of Kenyan officials)
South China Morning Post, April 2, 2015

Cyber security (网络安全)

Following GitHub attack, Obama declares US cybersecurity a “national emergency”
South China Morning Post, April 2, 2015

Death penalty (死刑)

德国人权专员:中国长期目标应废除死刑 (German Commissioner for Human Rights Christoph Strässer says China should aim to abolish death penalty in the long run)
Deutsche Welle, April 1, 2015德国人权专员中国长期目标应废除死刑/a-18353432?maca=chi-rss-chi-ca-1044-rdf

Hong Kong (香港)

Petition plan to pressure pan-democrats to back down over 2017 Hong Kong chief executive vote
South China Morning Post, April 1, 2015

Veteran Hong Kong teacher expresses surprise that Occupy did not feature in liberal studies exam
South China Morning Post, April 2, 2015

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

逾千人致函当局吁释放五女权人士 (Over a thousand people petition for release of the five women’s rights activists)
Radio Free Asia, April 1, 2015

”I was framed”: Chinese anti-corruption activist denies soliciting prostitute
South China Morning Post, April 2, 2015

Information Control (信息控制)

China cracks down on violent anime online cartoons
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 1, 2015

Rule of Law (法治)

China pledges education, hospital, juror system reforms
Xinhua News, April 1, 2015

Tibet (西藏)

Chinese authorities release one Tibetan monk, detain others
Radio Free Asia, April 1, 2015