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 25, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Diplomats prevented from visiting Chinese civil rights lawyer under house arrest
Hong Kong Free Press, April 25, 2016

人权观察:结束非法向中国遣送犯罪嫌疑人 (Human Rights Watch: Ending extra-legal deportations to China)
Voice of America, April 25, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Ex-propaganda chief in eastern China upbraided for comments critical of Communist Party
South China Morning Post, April 22, 2016

China regulator reprimands 15 publishers for false reports: Xinhua
Reuters, April 23, 2016

The cleverest thing about China’s internet censorship
Tech in Asia, April 25, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Workers on strike at Dongguan factory that once hosted Hu Jintao
China Labor Bulletin, April 22, 2016

China trash incinerator project called off after protest
Washington Post, April 22, 2016

律师来了 上访少了(关注改革“最后一公里”) (Lawyers have come, petitions have reduced (Attention to “the last mile” of reforms))
People’s Daily, April 24, 2016

习近平要求中国“坚持社会主义宗教理论” (Xi Jinping insists that China “stick to religious theories of Socialism”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 24, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

As Panama Papers scandal deepens, China targets offshore accounts in renewed Skynet crackdown on fugitive corrupt officials
South China Morning Post, April 22, 2016

China quashes G-20 anticorruption task force, will host conference instead
The Wall Street Journal, April 25, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chinese Xi Jinping’s tough Internet sell to talent
South China Morning Post, April 25, 2016

Apple services shut down in China in startling about-face
The New York Times, April 22, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

More blank columns appear in Ming Pao protesting top editor’s sudden firing
Hong Kong Free Press, April 25, 2016

Hong Kong Christians march on mainland liaison office to protest religious oppression
South China Morning Post, April 24, 2016

"双非"零配额实施三年 每年仍有800内地孕妇闯港医院产子 (3 years after zero quota for “anchor babies,” 800 mainland Chinese pregnant women crash Hong Kong hospitals to give birth annually)
South China Morning Post, April 25, 2016

政府官方場合拒新聞系學生採訪 新聞處長拒見 大專新聞教育工作者聯席表遺憾 (Journalism students prohibited from gathering news at government official events, head of Information Services Department refuses to meet, journalism educators in tertiary institutions express regrets at joint conference)
Ming Pao, April 24, 2016

退出支聯會、民間人權陣線 學聯:不多不少與本土思潮有關 (Federation of Students quits Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China and Civil Human Right Front: “to a certain extent related to localist ideologies”)
Ming Pao, April 24, 2016

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

CPC requires study of national security outlook
Xinhua, April 21, 2016

China's Xi warns of foreign infiltration through religion
Reuters, April 24, 2016