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, December 16, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

China takes action on thousands of websites for “harmful,” obscene content
Reuters, December 15, 2016

中国关闭数千“有害”网站制定视频直播新规 (China shuts down thousands of “harmful” websites and sets new restrictions on live-streaming)
Voice of America, December 16, 2016

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

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

中国最大穆斯林网站中穆网被封 (The most popular Chinese Muslim website is down)
Radio France Internationale, December 15, 2016中国/20161215-中国最大穆斯林网站中穆网被封

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