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 08, 2015

Corruption (腐败)

Ex-mayor of Nanjing given 15 years behind bars for corruption
Global Times, April 8, 2015

Information Control (信息控制)

How the New York Times is eluding censors in China
Quartz, April 5, 2105

Internet (互联网)

Prisons to open websites for transparency
Xinhua News, April 7, 2015

Foreign tech firms cast wary eye on proposed anti-terror law
Caixin, April 2, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong post-Occupy young bloods eye up district council elections
South China Morning Post, April 7, 2015

Hong Kong's Democratic Party set to probe Nelson Wong over his backing for government reform package
South China Morning Post, April 8, 2015

港媒称中央有意借反港独法使基本法23条“借尸还魂” (HK media: Chinese government intends to use anti-HK independence regulation to “resurrect Article 23”)
Radio France Internationale, April 8, 2015中国/20150408-港媒称中央有意借反港独法使基本法23条“借尸还魂”/

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

China formally detains Sichuan activist for “subversion” after Tiananmen memorial visit
Radio Free Asia, April 7, 2015

Tibet (西藏)

A tussle for control of the Dalai Lama institution
South China Morning Post, April 8 , 2015

China to test Tibetan monks and nuns for patriotism
The Guardian, April 8, 2015

Women (妇女)

Police ask Chinese prosecutors to endorse formal arrest of women’s rights activists
Radio Free Asia, April 7, 2015

China police shift focus of women activists' probe: lawyers
Reuters, April 8, 2015

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Chinese authorities kill three, jail two members of Uyghur family in “anti-terror” raids
Radio Free Asia, April 7, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Arthur Li using hardball tactics at the University of Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, April 8, 2015

专家:中国背负镇压女权运动的罪名 (Experts: China shoulders the charge of “repression of women rights activities”)
Voice of America, April 8, 2015