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.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China unveils roadmap to judicial, social reform
Beijing Review, April 10, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

Wanted: Ten million Chinese students to “civilize” the Internet
The Washington Post, April 10, 2015

China orders news website to “improve censorship”
The Telegraph, April 12, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

中国5名被拘女权人士其中3人已获释 (China releases five of the women's rights activists on bail)
Voice of America, April 11, 2015


China releases three detained feminist activists
Agence France-Presse, April 11, 2015

"女权五女"中三人获释 (Lawyer Liang Xiaojun explains conditions of released for the three women’s rights activists)
Deutshe Welle, April 13, 2015

“Support them, not silence them,” Kerry tells China over 5 detained feminists
Cable News Network, April 11, 2015

Parents of detained Chinese feminists make last-minute plea for release
South China Morning Post, April 13, 2015

香港多个团体促大陆释放五女权人士 (Multiple Hong Kong groups call for release of five Chinese women’s rights activists)
Radio Free Asia, April 11, 2015

The Beijing Five: Calls grow for release of Chinese feminists held without charge
Vice News, April 10, 2015

Supporting Women's Rights in China
Human Rights in China, April 13, 2015

Police in China's Guangdong widen crackdown on activists, netizens
Radio Free Asia, April 10, 2015

Hundreds protest against pollution from south China coal plant
Reuters, April 12, 2015

Government Accountability, (政府问责)

Beijing’s Olympic bid tests whether IOC is serious about reform
Washington Post, April 10, 2015

Inner Mongolian herders feel force of China’s hunger for minerals
The Guardian, April 10, 2015

Exploring the fun side of China’s war on corruption
The New York Times, April 10, 2015

Graft trial opens for former head of China's top energy group
Reuters, April 13, 2015

Jiang Jiemin: China former energy chief on trial
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 13, 2015

China says U.S. backs its campaign to hunt down “economic fugitives”
Reuters, April 11, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights, (信息技术与人权)

China is said to use powerful new weapon to censor Internet
The New York Times, April 10, 2015

China may have broader web traffic tampering capabilities, group says
The Wall Street Journal, April 10, 2015

China’s hackers run 10-year spy campaign in Asia, report finds
The Wall Street Journal, April 8, 2015

Will Google’s certificate change hurt China’s e-economy?
IDG Connect, April 8, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

China to restrict visits by Shenzhen residents to Hong Kong: NPC deputy
Reuters, April 11, 2015

Activists in warning to parallel traders
The Standard, April 10, 2015

Mong Kok protest found guilty of assault
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 10, 2015

Andy Tsang defends water cannon purchase
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 11, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Face civil activists with courage
South China Morning Post, April 13, 2015