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.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese journalist to receive verdict Friday on charges of revealing state secrets
The New York Times, April 13, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

释放女权五姐妹:维护大国声誉与形象?(Will the release of the 5 feminists help to restore China’s reputation and image?)
Deutsche Welle, April 14, 2015释放女权五姐妹维护大国声誉与形象/a-18379907

Chinese police release feminist activists
The Guardian, April 13, 2015

HRIC Law Note: Five detained women released on “guarantee pending further investigation”
Human Rights in China, April 13, 2015

Supporting women's rights in China
Human Rights in China, April 13, 2015

Five Chinese feminists released, conditions attached: Lawyer
Radio Free Asia, April 13, 2015

Released Chinese feminists: Out of jail but not free
CNN, April 14, 2015

Tibetan monk detained, released pending trial
Radio Free Asia, April 13, 2015

Government Accountability, (政府问责)

Polluting regions summoned for talks
China Daily, April 14, 2015

China to surpass U.S. as top cause of modern global warming
Reuters, April 13, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Shenzhen cap of weekly cross-border trips greeted with caution in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, April 13, 2015

China Limits neighbors’ visits to Hong Kong after smuggling complaint
The New York Times, April 14, 2015

What are China's Shenzhen shoppers buying in Hong Kong?
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 13, 2015

Dissident Hong Kong Democrat Nelson Wong quitting central committee “to protect the party”
South China Morning Post, April 14, 2015

Call for Xi Jinping to abide by Deng Xiaoping's blueprint for “one country, two systems”
South China Morning Post, April 14, 2015

Counterterrorism (反恐)

China to intensify terror fight, enhance video security monitoring
Xinhua, April 13, 2015

China to strengthen surveillance, security in anti-terror push
Reuters, April 13, 2015