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.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China takes another step in improving rule of law
Caixin, April 8, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

共青團招攬千萬網絡大軍 中大浸大須交人九百 (Communist Youth League recruiting 10 million volunteers to guide public opinion online on behalf of CPC and rebut, rebuke, and report “wrong speech”)
Apple Daily, April 7, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

中国五位女权活动人士被北京警方正式申请批捕 (Beijing police submit official application for 5 Chinese feminists’formal arrest)
Radio France Internationale, April 10, 2015中国/20150410-中国五位女权活动人士被北京警方正式申请批捕/


Chinese police seeking charges against detained women’s activists, lawyer says
The New York Times, April 9, 2015

Fighting for their rights landed these young Chinese feminists in jail
Cable News Network, April 10, 2015

Labor strikes surge in China
Voice of America, April 9, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China school abuse: Search for justice after son raped
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 6, 2015

Former Chinese Central Bank Chief “helping graft probe”: Report
Radio Free Asia, April 9, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Zombies in the cloud: The government tries to spruce up its online presence
The Economist, April 11, 2015

Pentagon says it is moving to protect its cyber flanks
Foreign Policy, April 9, 2015

China’s Great Cannon
Citizen Lab, April 10, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Fears for Hong Kong's independent publishers after China book chain takeover
Radio Free Asia, April 9, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

言论自由是弥合社会分裂的基础 (Freedom of expression is key to bridging social divide)
Wall Street Journal, April 9, 2015

Detained female activists illustrate contradiction in Chinese law reforms
Wall Street Journal, April 9, 2015

女權五姊妹 代表草根與太子黨的衝突 (“The five feminists” case represents the conflict between grassroots and official movements)
Apple Daily, April 10, 2015