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, December 14, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

新疆通过防治网络“虚假”和“有害”信息的条例 (Standing Committee of 12th People's Congress for XUAR adopts regulations on control and punishment of online transmission of “false” information)
Radio Free Asia, December 12, 2016

Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Regulations on Control and Punishment of Online Transmission of False Information
China Law Translate, December 7, 2016

Pageant silences beauty queen, a critic of China, at U.S. contest
The New York Times, December 13, 2016

China’s Internet censors crack down on news portal over U.S. election coverage
South China Morning Post, December 13, 2016

Chengdu authorities clamp down on air pollution reporting following protests
Hong Kong Free Press, December 13, 2016