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, May 24, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

安徽桐城工商联原主席集资诈骗8亿元被判无期徒刑 (Former Chairman of Anhui Tongcheng Federation of Industry and Commerce raises RMB 800 million though illegal fund-raising and fraud, sentenced to life in prison)
Reference News, May 23, 2017

Businessman sentenced to life for swindling 800-mln-yuan
Xinhua, May 24, 2017

陕西省人大常委会党组副书记、副主任魏民洲涉嫌严重违纪接受组织审查 (Wei Minzhou, Shanxi NPC Standing Committee Deputy Party Secretary and Deputy Director, under investigation for serious discipline violations)
Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, May 22, 2017

... and Shaanxi’s Wei Minzhou makes 128. Another “tiger” falls in China’s anti-graft campaign
South China Morning Post, May 23, 2017

Too fast, too soon: how China's growth led to the Tianjin disaster
The Guardian, May 23, 2017

Property firm boss to sue Chinese fugitive tycoon Guo Wengui over corruption claims
South China Morning Post, May 23, 2017