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 22, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

China added to list of 10 most censored countries
Aljazeera, April 22, 2015

China, Myanmar, North Korea and Vietnam among 10 worst media censors
CPJ公布“十大新闻审查国家名单” 中国监禁记者最多
Radio Free Asia, April 21, 2015

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

高瑜案的警示 (Gao Yu’s case as a warning to us)
Human Rights in China Biweekly, April 20, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

This Chinese feminist wants to be the country’s first openly gay lawyer, and police harassment won’t stop her
The Washington Post, April 22, 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 20, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

泛民離場抗議 斥政府要港人淪投票工具 (Pan-dems walk out of LegCo, denounce government for reducing HK people to voting tools)
Apple Daily, April 22, 2015

CE urges HK to seize chance for reforms
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 22, 2015

Noisy protests outside Legislative Council
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 22, 2015

Hong Kong faces election impasse
The Wall Street Journal, April 22, 2015

Hong Kong toes China line with reform package, vows no compromise
Reuters, April 22, 2015

劉卿稱方案令人心寒齒冷 重申民主黨不接受袋住先(Emily Lau says proposal is horrifying, reiterates Democratic Party’s refusal to compromise)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 22, 2015

黃之鋒:學生及年青人呼籲議員否決8.31框架方案 (Joshua Wong: Students and young people call on lawmakers to reject proposal under “831 framework”)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 22, 2015

官媒緊貼報道 內地網民:香港民主是次要的 (Chinese state media follows HK political reform development closely: Mainland Chinese netizen comments that democracy is of secondary importance to HK compared with protection of China’s political stability)
Apple Daily, April 22, 2015

Counterterrorism (反恐)

Chinese president applauds Pakistan's anti-terror efforts
The Hindu, April 21, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

言论自由与国家安全决不能对立 (Freedom of expression and state security should not work against one another)
The Global Times, April 22, 2015