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, April 05, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Tibetan writer appeals prison term, calling writings “protected by China's Constitution”
Radio Free Asia, April 4, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Panama papers: China censors online discussion
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 4, 2016

Minitrue: Panama papers and foreign media attacks
China Digital Times, April 4, 2016

“Today, I must break my silence”: Veteran journalist Gao Yu
Radio Free Asia, April 1, 2016

【愈禁愈紅】《十年》上內地熱門榜?網友下載美國同名舊片齊怨中伏 ([The more censored gets more popular] Hong Kong film “Ten Years” became mainland’s trending search? Netizens whine about being cheated after downloading an old American film with the same title)
Ming Pao, April 5, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

內地當局禁拜祭李旺陽 維權人士清明到不了其墓地 (Mainland authorities prohibit memorial ceremonies for Li Wangyang, rights defenders could not reach his grave at Ching Ming festival)
Ming Pao, April 4, 2016

香港多个民间团体清明节献花悼念六四死难者 (Hong Kong civil groups offer flowers in remembrance of June Fourth victims at Ching Ming festival)
Radio Free Asia, April 4, 2016

“709大抓捕”律师家属出境遭拒 赵威母亲致函奥巴马呼吁关注 (Families of “709 mass crackdown” lawyers prohibited from leaving the border, Zhao Wei’s mother wrote open letter to Obama petitioning for attention)
Radio France Internationale, April 4, 2016中国/20160404-“709”事件律师家属出境遭拒-赵威母亲致函奥巴马呼吁关注

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers and Defenders
Human Rights in China, February 5, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Panama Papers: Family of China’s President Xi implicated
Agence-France Presse, April 4, 2016

Two more Chinese political leaders found to have links to offshore firms—Panama Papers leaks
Hong Kong Free Press, April 5, 2016

China Party journal denounces critics seeking to discredit anti-graft drive
Channel NewsAsia, April 2, 2016

When a mother's love conflicts with loyalty to the Chinese Communist Party
Global Voices, April 5, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong film awards: Ten Years wins top prize amid China anger
The Guardian, April 4, 2016

China news blackout as “Ten Years” takes Hong Kong Best Film Award
The New York Times, April 4, 2016

Creating platform to discuss Hong Kong’s future more important than winning award, say Ten Years directors
South China Morning Post, April 5, 2016

Hong Kong tops for secretive offshore financial services, according to leaked docs
Hong Kong Free Press, April 4, 2016

Hong Kong government warns of “limits” to free speech amid independence row
Radio Free Asia, April 1, 2016

黃之鋒周庭未能開聯名戶口 匯豐:不因政治意見拒絕開戶 (Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow from former Scholarism could not open joint bank account, HSBC says political opinion would not constitute a reason to be rejected)
Ming Pao, April 4, 2016

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

China’s President Xi Jinping vows to step up nuclear security in face of terror threat
South China Morning Post, April 3, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Crackdown in China: worse and worse
The New York Review of Books, April 21, 2016