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, March 26, 2015

Civil Society (民间社会)

Chinese police raid office of prominent NGO: co-founder
Reuters, March 26, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

China's environment watchdog to exit from evaluation services
Xinhua News, March 25, 2015

Freedom of Expression (言论自由)

Freed Tibetan monk's welcoming ceremony blocked by police
Radio Free Asia, March 25, 2015

Another monk is detained in Tibet's Sog county
Radio Free Asia, March 25, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Universal suffrage is “genuine” if it fits within the law, CY Leung argues in Legco Q&A
South China Morning Post, March 26, 2015

Internet (互联网)

Chinese have no need for websites blocked by Great Firewall, says Beijing official
South China Morning Post, March 26, 2015

反审查网站:中国政府参与攻击谷歌等公司 (Anti-censorship website: Chinese government participated in attacks on Google and other companies)
Voice of America, March 26, 2015

Population (人口)

”Secret” children could cost State workers their jobs
China Daily, March 26, 2015

Rule of Law (法治)

Environmental NGO sues polluter
China Daily, March 26, 2015

China's Xi says miscarriages of justice must be tackled properly
Reuters, March 25, 2015

习近平:司法体制改革成效人民来评判 (Xi Jinping: people are to judge the effectiveness of judicial reform)
South China Morning Post, March 26, 2015

Lawyers demand more autonomy for bar associations as country pushes for rule of law
Global Times, March 25, 2015

China's Inner Mongolia police chief held for murder
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 26, 2015

Women (妇女)

China rejects international pleas to release five feminists from jail
The Guardian, March 25, 2015

China rejects calls to free women's rights activists
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 25, 2015

In China, supporters of detained feminists come under pressure
The New York Times, March 25, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Detention of women activists makes a mockery of China's rule of law aspirations
South China Morning Post, March 26, 2015