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.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China formally disbars prominent Chinese rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang
South China Morning Post, April 14, 2016

China human rights: Trailblazing in the LGBT community
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 13, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Q&A with TV association director You Xiaogang on censorship
Sixth Tone, April 14, 2016

Claims Hong Kong independence forum censored
South China Morning Post, April 14, 2016

GreatFire activist urges western firms to help end Chinese censorship
The Guardian, April 14, 2016

Panama Papers: China detains lawyer after he shares details of leaders online
The Guardian, April 15, 2016

ABC rejects criticism its Chinese web portal bows to Beijing censorship
The Guardian, April 15, 2016

In China, Australian prime minister urges greater openness
Reuters, April 14, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Workers’ struggle continues as China’s economic growth slows to 6.7 percent
China Labor Bulletin, April 15, 2016

中国五位女权人士取保候审条件部分解除 (5 Chinese feminists’ bail conditions partially removed)
Radio Free Asia, April 14, 2016

黎海滨:坚持依法治访 努力实现维权和维稳的统一 (Li Haibin: Persist in managing petitions according to the law, endeavor to achieve the unity of rights protection and stability maintenance)
Ming Pao, April 15, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Taiwan bids to stop Chinese suspects in Malaysia being deported to mainland China
South China Morning Post, April 15, 2016

独家披露:被纪委谈话是什么样的画面? (Exclusive: What scenario is it to be taken to a talk by the Commission for Discipline Inspection?)
People’s Daily, April 15, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China now the largest source of internet threats thanks to rise of zombie computers
South China Morning Post, April 15, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Chinese state leader to visit Hong Kong for first time since Beijing decision that triggered Occupy protests
梁振英邀张德江下月访港 是否就港独、选举表态引关注
South China Morning Post, April 14, 2016

China's vaccine victims call for compensation as officials are fired
Radio Free Asia, April 14, 2016

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

关于国家安全法你知道多少? (How much do you know about the National Security Law?)
PLA Daily, April 14, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

时事大家谈:香港为何与北京渐行渐远? (Current Affairs Discussion: Why are Hong Kong and Beijing walking farther away from each other?)
Voice of America, April 15, 2016

多少市民自認屬本土派? 3月調查研究的結果(文:李立峯) (How many citizens claim to be localists? March survey results)
Ming Pao, April 15, 2016

以殺戮對付殺戮:當政權藉反恐之名對付異見者…(文:國際特赦組織香港分會) (Amnesty International Hong Kong: Slaughtering to cope with slaughtering—When regimes punish dissidents in the name of counterterrorism…)
Ming Pao, April 15, 2016