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, March 30, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese police tear families apart over letter that demanded President's resignation
Global Voices, March 29, 2016

“Kidnapped” brother of dissident Chinese journalist criticizes sibling in “interview,” hails police
Hong Kong Free Press, March 30, 2016

Coming to a screen near you soon: China’s “televised confessions”
Hindustan Times, March 27, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Law scholar calls for Youth League transparency
China Digital Times, March 29, 2016

China proposes restrictions on foreign websites
The Financial Times, March 29, 2016

Mainland China’s “first gay movie” in cinemas soon
Whats On Weibo, March 28, 2016

China air quality study has good news and bad news
The New York Times, March 31, 2016

域名注册新规恐将致中国脱离全球互联网 (New rule on domain name registration may cut off China from the world’s Internet)
The New York Times, March 30, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China on strike
Cable News Network, March 28, 2016

The school of hard rocks: how protests by China’s miners shine a light on an industry in decline
South China Morning Post, March 30, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Official vaccine investigation begins
Xinhua, March 28, 2016

Chinese lawyers call for official transparency in vaccine scandal
Radio Free Asia, March 29, 2016

The fall of China’s hedge-fund king
The New York Times, March 29, 2016

Ally of disgraced China security chief gets 12 years in jail for graft
Reuters, March 30, 2016

Chinese man wrongly jailed for 23 years sues for compensation
Irish Times, March 30, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chinese hacker who tried to steal U.S. military data “deserves respect”—state media
The Guardian, March 25, 2016

Microsoft made a version of Windows 10 for the Chinese government
Tech in Asia, March 25, 2016

This Chinese browser gathers a crazy amount of your data and then stores it unsafely
The Washington Post, March 28, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Is it legal? Hong Kong justice department questions status of new pro-independence party
South China Morning Post, March 29, 2016

《环球时报》讥讽香港民族党“猖狂全球无双” (Global Times satirizes Hong Kong National Party as “globally unparalleled savage”)
Deutsche Welle, March 30, 2016环球时报讥讽香港民族党猖狂全球无双/a-19151437?maca=chi-rss-chi-ca-1044-rdf

【李波返港】英外交部促完全恢復李波自由 ([Lee Bo back in Hong Kong] British Ministry of Foreign Affairs calls for complete restoration of Lee Bo’s freedom)
Ming Pao, March 30, 2016

National Security & Counterterrorism (国家安全和反恐)

China charges Tibetan education advocate with inciting separatism
The New York Times, March 31, 2016

“Strike hard” hits Uyghur family
Radio Free Asia, March 29, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

【李波事件】李波事件難令人釋疑(文:陳文敏)(Johannes Chan on Lee Bo event: Doubts in the event can hardly be cleared)
Ming Pao, March 30, 2016