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, May 04, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

China crackdown on data sales opens gaps in economic statistics
The Financial Times, May 3, 2016

《中国共产党党性教育手册》系列丛书出版发行 (“CPC Party Culture Education Manual” series to be published)
Xinhua, May 3, 2016

China steps up ideological campaign on World Press Freedom Day
Radio Free Asia, May 3, 2016

世界新闻自由日中国呼吁更严控媒体 (China advocates tighter control on media on World Press Freedom Day)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 3, 2016

习近平强调“党校姓党” 再次痛斥“普世价值” (Xi Jinping stresses “party schools bear the surname of the party”, denounces again “universal values” )
Radio Free Asia, May 3, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Is China cracking down on Jewish community in Kaifeng?
The Forward, May 3, 2016

Yu Shiwen hunger strikes in protest at two year detention without trial for holding Zhao Ziyang memorial
China Change, May 3, 2016

Exiled Tibetans: Man detained, tortured for singing national anthem
Voice of America, May 3, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

联合国人权专家呼吁中国废除监管境外NGO草案 (UN human rights experts call on China to abolish FNGO draft law)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 4, 2016

China’s New FNGO Law Seeks to Divide and Conquer China’s Civil Society
Human Rights in China, April 28, 2016

中纪委公开曝光七起国有企业和金融机构人员违反中央八项规定精神问题 (CCDI publicly exposes 7 persons connected with state-owned enterprises and financial institutions who have violated the spirit of the Eight-Point Regulation)
CCDI, April 27, 2016

Son-in-law of ex-senior Chinese leader Jia Qinglin named in latest batch of Panama Papers
South China Morning Post, May 3, 2016

China’s last Tiananmen Square protests’ prisoner to be released in October
South China Morning Post, May 4, 2016

China sports ministry hauled over the coals for not taking anti-corruption fight seriously
South China Morning Post, May 4, 2016

郭飞雄狱中病情恶化 妻子致信联合国求援 (Guo Feixiong’s illness aggravated in detention, wife writes to UN to seek help)
Radio Free Asia, May 3, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

顺势而为, 打造网信工作新的春天 (Going with the tide, building a new Spring for cyber work)
Great Wall Online, April 27, 2016

2015年我国互联网网络安全态势综述 (2015 General Report on China's Cybersecurity Situation)
National Computer Network Emergency Response Technical Team/Coordination Center of China, April 27, 2016

关键信息基础设施安全事关国家安全专家称, “自主可控”是保障信息安全核心要素 (National security expert on safety of critical information infrastructure: “Autonomous control” is core element in safeguarding information security)
Legal Daily, April 27, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong: Student activist Joshua Wong goes on trial
Al Jazeera, May 3, 2016

《明報》親子專欄作者「用自己方法」開天窗 段落字首組成「鍾總編不明不白」 (Ming Pao family column author “uses own method to leave column blank”—first word of each paragraph read “chief editor Chung, “not clear, not open”)
Ming Pao, May 3, 2016

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

昆明警方在动物园内开展反恐应急演练 (Kunming police hold counterterrorism response drills in zoo), April 27, 2016

酒店违反《反恐法》被处10万元罚款 (Hotel fined RMB 100,000 for violations of Counterterrorism Law [failure to enforce real-name guest registrations])
Guangzhou Evening News, April 27, 2016