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, February 10, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

No news is bad news: How the Communist Party creates the world’s most-watched TV news show
The Economist, February 6, 2016

Class ideology: China’s education chiefs order schools to roll out patriotic campaign on new media
South China Morning Post, February 10, 2016

China Says Its Students, Even Those Abroad, Need More ‘Patriotic Education’
The New York Times, February 10, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese activists send cards to political prisoners at New Year
Radio Free Asia, February 10, 2016

CCTV’s New Year Gala draws critique: More monkey, less propaganda
The Wall Street Journal, February 8, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong's business community is “freaked out” over China's crackdown
The Guardian, February 9, 2016

中国教育部要求加大对港澳台爱国主义教育 被批强把“爱党”作“爱国”(Chinese Education Ministry’s call for more “patriotic” education in Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan criticized as enforced “love of the Party” as “patriotism”)
Radio Free Asia, February 10, 2016

香港教育局提倡学生认读简体字引发争议 (Hong Kong Education Bureau’s suggestion to promote reading of simplified characters stirs controversy)
Radio Free Asia, February 10, 2016

China/Hong Kong: Free “disappeared” booksellers
Human Rights Watch, February 10, 2016

Localist group in Mong Kok violence unlikely to make headway in Hong Kong political arena
South China Morning Post, February 11, 2016