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, August 07, 2014

Information Control (信息控制)

中国颁令限制微博微信公众账号发时政新闻 (China imposes new restrictions on political news distribution by public accounts on Weibo and WeChat)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 7, 2014

China tightens grip on instant messaging services
Associated Press, August 7, 2014

See regulations:
授权发布:即时通信工具公众信息服务发展管理暂行规定 (Authorized announcement: Provisional Regulations to Manage the Development of Public Information Services by Instant Messaging Tools)
Xinhua, August 7, 2014

Tencent to clean up its WeChat service amid crackdown rumours
South China Morning Post, August 6, 2014

China’s propaganda war over a bowl of muddy water noodles
Offbeat China, August 6, 2014