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, May 01, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Police in China's Guangdong move ahead with activist's subversion trial
Radio Free Asia, April 30, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

非法发布气象预报最高可罚5万 (Those who publish “unofficial” weather forecasts can be fined up to RMB 50,000)
The Beijing News, May 1, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

东莞厚宏制衣厂突然倒闭 数百工人游行讨薪 (Hundreds of workers protest sudden closure of Dongguan Houhong garment factory, demand immediate salary pay)
Radio Free Asia, May 1, 2015

中国劳工活动人士日益成为暴力袭击目标 (More Labor rights activists are targets for violent attacks)
Voice of America, April 30, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Not so far away: anti-corruption officials try to extend their reach abroad
The Economist, April 30, 2015

宁波启动“猎狐2015”境外追逃专项行动 (Ningbo, Zhejiang police officers go abroad to catch fugitive officials in “Operation Fox Hunt”)
Legal Daily, May 1, 2015

司法部武警部队召开监狱安全工作会议 (Ministry of Justice’s armed police hold prison safety meeting)
Legal Daily, May 1, 2015

Six GMS countries sign joint declaration, reaffirming anti-human trafficking commitment
Shanghai Daily, April 30, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China worried US cyber strategy “ups the ante on the internet arms race”
Reuters, April 30, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong teachers union plans alternate Basic Law lesson plan
South China Morning Post, May 1, 2015

Hong Kong pan-democrats will be marginalised if they reject 2017 poll plan, warns Exco convenor
South China Morning Post, May 1, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

反恐演练怎能以抗拆村民为假想敌?(Why is mock village protest used as target of counter-terror drill?”)
Yangtse Evening Post, May 1, 2015