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.

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China airs two more confessions by Taiwan fraud suspects
Reuters, May 2, 2016

王宇律师生日 “709妻子团”集体发声 外界再次呼吁放人 (“709 wives and children group” collectively speak out on lawyer Wang Yu’s birthday and reiterate calls to release her)
Radio Free Asia, May 2, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Males preferred
Committee to Protect Journalists, April 27, 2016

China's Xi says not stifling debate but wants everyone on same song sheet
Reuters, May 3, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese, Hong Kong, Uyghur activists denied India visas
China Digital Times, April 29, 2016

Hundreds of Chinese schoolchildren have been poisoned, but their affluent families aren’t winning them much sympathy
Global Voices, May 3, 2016

Mother of detained labor activist takes on state media—and forced into hardest decision of her life
South China Morning Post, May 1, 2016

Two Tibetan monks detained for ten days, beaten following traffic dispute
Radio Free Asia, May 2, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese law enforcement officials detained for allegedly beating villagers with batons during operation to demolish illegal buildings
South China Morning Post, May 3, 2016

Tiananmen vigil split continues with separate Pillar of Shame washings
Hong Kong Free Press, May 3, 2016

Last known Tiananmen prisoner to be released this year, human rights group says
Wall Street Journal, May 3, 2016

Chinese Communist party suspends tycoon after Xi Jinping outburst
The Guardian, May 2, 2016

China’s military has released a rap video in order to lure more recruits
Quartz, May 3, 2016

China’s President Xi Jinping warns Communist Party schools against “Western capitalist” values
South China Morning Post, May 1, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Online data storage providers shut down in China as digital content crackdown continues
South China Morning Post, May 2, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Hundreds join protest over sacking of Ming Pao editor
Hong Kong Free Press, May 2, 2016

香港团体集会抗议《明报》解雇执行总编 (Hong Kong groups protest dismissal of Ming Pao chief executive editor)
Radio Free Asia, May 2, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

The overseas NGO management law is now official
NGOs in China, April 29, 2016

China’s new FNGO law seeks to divide and conquer China’s civil society
Human Rights in China, April 28, 2016

The role of global solidarity in the fight for democracy in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Free Press, May 2, 2016

G20 countries need to stand up to Xi Jinping’s crackdown on civil society
Quartz, April 28, 2016