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.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China briefly detains rights lawyer Ge Yongxi over Panama Papers post
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 15, 2016

Leaked email: ABA cancels book for fear of “upsetting the Chinese government”
Foreign Policy, April 15, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Publishing platform Medium may be blocked in China, reports say
Reuters, April 15, 2016

China is using Mr. Bean and Batman to help explain the importance of protecting state secrets
Quartz, April 15, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

问题疫苗事件志愿律师团律师遭当局警告 (Voluntary lawyers assisting victims in problematic vaccine case warned by authorities)
Radio Free Asia, April 15, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Pen-pushers and paper tigers: China’s bureaucrats are still good at getting their way
South China Morning Post, April 17, 2016

China, U.S. accuse each other of human rights violations
The Diplomat, April 15, 2016

Hong Kong theatre group dedicated to Tiananmen crackdown concerned by dwindling interest from schools
South China Morning Post, April 17, 2016

美国国会举办中国酷刑听证会 受害者哭诉被虐遭遇 (U.S. Congress holds hearing on China’s tortures, victims cry recounting their horrors)
Radio Free Asia, April 15, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chinese Twitter users unsettled at appointment of new managing director
China Change, April 17, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Democratic Party lines up young guns to fight Hong Kong Legco elections
South China Morning Post, April 18, 2016

“First academic casualty after Occupy”: Lingnan Uni refuses to renew contract of radical professor
Hong Kong Free Press, April 14, 2016

Missing booksellers and HKU’s Johannes Chan cases highlighted in U.S. human rights report
Hong Kong Free Press, April 14, 2016

【港獨爭拗】如何說服中央接受公投? 羅冠聰指言之尚早 先累積實力([Dispute over Hong Kong’s independence] How to convince Beijing to accept referendum? Demosisto chairman Nathan Law says it’s too early to say, better gather strength first)
Ming Pao, April 17, 2016

【港獨爭拗】李彭廣:中共革命是否叛國? 籲多看歷史 從根源解決問題 ([Dispute over Hong Kong’s independence] Dr. Li Pang-kwong asks if CPC’s revolution was treason, urging the public to take reference from history, and solve problems from the roots)
Ming Pao, April 17, 2016

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

认清国家安全形势 树立国家安全观念 (Identify situation of national security properly, construct the concept of national security)
Guangming Wang, April 16, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Transparency key in fighting graft
South China Morning Post, April 18, 2016

中大被梁粉入侵 學生會責無旁貸 (CUHK invaded by member of “CY Leung’s gang”, student association’s responsibility is unshirkable)
InMeddia HK, April 16, 2016