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.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

凤凰网“严重违法违规” 北京网信办责令整改 (Phoenix website (ifeng) in "serious violation of the law," Beijing Internet Information Office orders rectification)
Radio Free Asia, December 14, 2016

Chinese Muslim website blocked after Xi letter
China Digital Times, December 14, 2016

Popular Chinese Muslim website down after posting letter critical of Xi
转发致习近平公开信 穆斯林网站被封
Reuters, December 14, 2016

北京對藏人管制:靠信息封鎖過日子 (Beijing controls Tibetans basing on information blockade)
Radio France Internationale, December 14, 2016中國/20161215-北京對藏人管制:靠信息封鎖過日子

三名藏人因涉嫌传播自焚视频被捕 (Three Tibetans arrested for spreading the video of a Tibetan’s self-immolation)
Voice of America, December 14, 2016

VOA连线(王亚秋):报告:中国关押记者人数世界第二多(CPJ Annual Report: Number of journalists detained in China is 2nd largest in world)
Voice of America, December 14, 2016

Nassim Nicholas Taleb hits out at Chinese printers’ censorship of his book
The Guardian, December 14, 2016

Miss World contestant who challenged China is allowed to speak once more
The New York Times, December 14, 2016

China holds 38 journalists behind bars in 2016: Press freedom group
Radio Free Asia, December 14, 2016