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 27, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Family of jailed Uyghur scholar faces severe hardship, social isolation
Radio Free Asia, April 26, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Tibetan marvel character rewritten to appease China
China Digital Times, April 26, 2016

Will China really show a new “tolerance” for free speech on the internet?
Hong Kong Free Press, April 26, 2016

Medium: A publisher's perspective
Monday Note, April 25, 2016

ABA to lawmakers: We didn’t bow to China
The Wall Street Journal, April 27, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Behind global crackdown on NGOs, recognition of their power
Christian Science Monitor, April 25, 2016

China set to crack down on foreign NGOs in move that “targets civil society”
Radio Free Asia, April 27, 2016

China aims to tighten grip on religion as believers grow
Voice of America, April 26, 2016

中国呼吁将世维会秘书长“绳之以法” (China calls for punishing Secretary General of World Uighur Congress Dolkun Isa by law)
Voice of America, April 26, 2016

百名律师联名吁济南当局停止迫害冯延强律师 (Over 100 lawyers jointly petition Jinan authorities to cease repression of lawyer Feng Yanqiang)
Voice of America, April 27, 2016

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

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China pollution scandal: air, water in school near toxic site normal, say officials
South China Morning Post, April 27, 2016

China's Communist Youth League pledges to stamp out corruption among officials
South China Morning Post, April 26, 2016

Chinese corruption gets House of Cards treatment with Communist mini-series
The Guardian, April 26, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Missing bookseller case “most serious challenge” to HK’s system since 1997 handover, EU says
Hong Kong Free Press, April 26, 2016

Stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs, Beijing warns European Union
South China Morning Post, April 26, 2016

Unravelling the mystery of the missing booksellers
Al Jazeera, April 26, 2016

Ming Pao columns left blank in protest over editor firing replaced with drawings in Toronto edition
Hong Kong Free Press, April 26, 2016

環時社評提銅鑼灣書店、明報「開天窗」及港獨:港人願意世界這樣看他們的城市嗎? (Global Times talks about Causeway Bay Books, Ming Pao’s blank columns and Hong Kong independence advocacy: Are Hong Kong people willing to let the world look at their city this way?)
Ming Pao, April 27, 2016

梁振英斥港獨要考慮法律政治經濟後果 香港民族黨:如有充足證據,請從速拘控 (CY Leung warns of legal, political and economic consequences of Hong Kong’s independence, Hong Kong National Party: “Please arrest us as soon as possible if there is sufficient evidence”)
Ming Pao, April 26, 2016

香港記者協會譴責特首梁振英帶頭不尊重新聞自由 (Hong Kong Journalists Association denounces chief executive CY Leung’s lead in mocking press freedom)
InMedia HK, April 26, 2016

BBC中文新聞部擬遷香港 員工反對憂安全受威脅 (BBC plans to move Chinese service to Hong Kong, staff slams the plan, worried about their safety)
Apple Daily, April 26, 2016