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.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Judge rules against couple in China's first same-sex marriage case
South China Morning Post, April 13, 2016

Couple vows to appeal ruling against same-sex marriage
China Digital Times, April 13, 2016

維權律師浦志強遭取消執業資格 (Rights defender Pu Zhiqiang’s law license revoked)
Ming Pao, April 14, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Three cheers for China’s cyber-volunteers
China Media Project, April 13, 2016

Should Internet censorship be considered a trade issue?
ChinaFile, April 13, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

The Southern street movement: China’s lonely warriors
China Change, April 13, 2016

Police remove bail conditions on 5 Chinese feminists detained last year
The New York Times, April 14, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China punishes hundreds of officials over vaccine scandal
South China Morning Post, April 14, 2016

China to prosecute former graft buster for suspected corruption
Reuters, April 13, 2016

World’s first Tiananmen museum to close as organizers complain of political “targeting”
Hong Kong Free Press, April 14, 2016

China to prosecute Taiwanese in fraud case despite acquittals in Kenya
The New York Times, April 14, 2016

2015 saw sharp increase in “repression and coercion” in China—U.S.
Radio Free Asia, April 13, 2016

中国发表报告列举美国不良人权纪录 (China issues report listing out U.S. poor human rights records)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 14, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

政府回應美國人權報告:外國政府不應干預香港特區內部事務 (Hong Kong government responds to U.S. human rights report: Foreign government should not intervene in HKSAR internal affairs)
Ming Pao, April 14, 2016