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, April 06, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

北京被抓人权律师李和平至今音信杳无 (Still no news about Beijing rights lawyer Li Heping who has been taken away)
Radio France Internationale, April 6, 2016中国/20160406-北京被抓人权律师李和平至今音信杳无

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

Access to Information (信息公开)

254家排污单位须公开环境信息 (254 sewage treatment units ordered to release environmental information)
Peninsula Capital Times, April 4, 2016

“Powerful force” behind Panama Papers: China media
Hong Kong Free Press, April 5, 2016

Digital paper in China covers contentious issues, now in English
The New York Times, April 6, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Court in Hubei to hear case against a major chemical producer
Caixin, April 4, 2016

China’s factory workers fight to protect basic labor rights
China Labor Bulletin, April 5, 2016

Thousands strike at specialty distiller in China's Sichuan
Radio Free Asia, April 5, 2016

Chinese public urges government to crack down on dog meat industry
Channel NewsAsia, April 4, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Former top military official in China took “huge” bribes, inquiry finds
The New York Times, April 5, 2016

国际特赦组织:全球死刑数字猛涨 中国“仍属榜首” (Amnesty International: Global executions on the rise, China still “tops the ranking”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 6, 2016

Death sentences and executions in 2015
Amnesty International, April 6, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

团伙利用网络云端比特币发展下线 (Gang uses online cloud computing for Bitcoin for pyramid scheme)
Legal Daily, April 5, 2016

天津成立反电信网络诈骗犯罪中心 (Tianjin establishes anti- telecommunications and Internet fraud center)
China Police Daily, April 5, 2016

Architect of China’s “Great Firewall” bumps into it
The New York Times, April 7, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Wanna reach the Chinese Internet market? Time to register your domain in China
Global Voices, April 5, 2016

Hong Kong minister allegedly arrested and tried in mainland China for printing Christian books
South China Morning Post, April 6, 2016

HKFP Interview: Academic Timothy O’Leary on academic freedom and the “politicization” of campuses
Hong Kong Free Press, April 4, 2016

香港牧師伍華廣州失蹤傳已被捕 疑涉印基督教書籍 (Hong Kong priest Ng Wah who disappeared in Guangzhou allegedly arrested for printing Christian books)
Ming Pao, April 5, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

5 things to know about Hong Kong and the “Panama Papers”
The Wall Street Journal, April 6, 2016