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.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

People’s Daily Chief warns of “historic mistake” if China loses grip on new media
The Wall Street Journal, March 21, 2016

《人民日报》署名文章重申党管媒体“原则” (Signed People’s Daily article reiterates “principles” of state governed media)
Radio Free Asia, March 21, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China holds five ethnic Mongolian herders who protested mining pollution
Radio Free Asia, March 21, 2016

Fearful of China’s reach abroad, dissidents try risky voyage
The Washington Post, March 22, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Tainted vaccine scandal sparks fear, anger in China
Radio Free Asia, March 21, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China, Germany working on cybersecurity deal, envoy says
Caixin, March 17, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Education proposals spark controversy in Hong Kong
Voice of America, March 21, 2016

Scholarism’s Agnes Chow urges locals to get involved in debate on Hong Kong’s future
South China Morning Post, March 22, 2016

香港新闻自由持续恶化 记协忧劣势已成 (Hong Kong’s press freedom continues to worsen, the Journalists Association worries that the damage has already been done)
Radio France Internationale, March 22, 2016中国/20160322-香港新闻自由持续恶化-记协忧劣势已成

【國立爭議】中大交換計劃網站 國立台灣大學英文名不見National(國立) 中大:和所有合作院校有良好溝通 ([Dispute over “National”] CUHK exchange program website omits the word “National” for “National Taiwan University”, CUHK claims to have good communication with all partnering institutes)
Ming Pao, March 22, 2016

劇團場刊被迫刪「國立」二字 康文署捱轟 台藝大遺憾 (The word “National” intentionally taken off on theatre program, Hong Kong Leisure and Cultural Services Department accused, Taipei National University of the Arts expresses regrets)
AM730, March 22, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Cracks in Xi Jinping’s fortress?
ChinaFile, March 21, 2016

Hong Kong and China: A special relationship
Al Jazeera, March 22, 2016

中国警方被指非法剥夺公民财产和自由 (Chinese police accused of stripping civil properties and freedom)
Voice of America, March 22, 2016

时事大家谈:“十日文革”戛然而止,个人崇拜遭到抵制 (Current Affairs Discussion: “Ten Days’ Cultural Revolution” halted, personal cult repelled)
Voice of America, March 21, 2016