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 17, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

China jails journalist over leaked “state secrets”
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 17, 2015

HRIC statement: Heavy Sentence for Gao Yu Exposes Hollowness of “Rule by Law” in China
Human Rights in China, April 17, 2015

外國記者會認為高瑜案判刑無根據 (The Foreign Correspondents' Club HK finds no basis for Gao Yu’s conviction)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 17, 2015

Human Rights Commissioner Strässer on conviction of Chinese journalist Gao Yu
Federal Foreign Office (Germany), April 17, 2015

江苏盐城千万富翁拍城管打人遭群殴 照片被删除 (Multimillionaire from Yancheng, Jiangsu beaten by a group of urban management officers for having photographed them attacking citizens, posted photos deleted)
Legal Daily, April 17, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Graft, front and center
News China, May, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chinese tech center denies U.S. allegations over supercomputer use
Wall Street Journal, April 16, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Scholarism warns pan-dems against wavering
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 17, 2015

Scholarism student arrested
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 17, 2015

Hong Kong protester “beaten by police” demands attackers be charged
The Guardian, April 17, 2015

Hongkongers rejoice at curbs on mainland visitors
Financial Times, April 17, 2015