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.

Friday, May 06, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

网络新闻作品非法转载将治理 (Unlawful re-posting of Internet news items will be dealt with)
Legal Daily, April 27, 2016

As Tiananmen anniversary nears, June 4 disappears from the China's web
Radio Free Asia, May 5, 2016

中國大學生魏則西一條命,為何會推倒百度搜尋引擎? (How did Chinese university student Wei Zexi’s death cause a blow to Baidu search engine?)
TechNews, May 5, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

境外NGO管理法明年起实施, 公安机关将负责其代表机构登记和年度检查 (Foreign NGO management law to come into effect next year, public security authorities will be responsible for the registration and annual inspection of FNGOs’ representative offices)
Beijing Times, April 29, 2016

联合国人权专家呼吁中共废除境外NGO管理法 (UN human rights experts urge Chinese authorities to repeal foreign NGO management law)
Voice of Tibet, May 4, 2016

联合国人权专员联合声明 批评中国NGO管理法 (UN human rights experts issue joint statement, criticizing China's NGO management law)
Radio Free Asia, May 4, 2016

Charity ends at home: China’s leader guards against nasty foreign influences
The Economist, May 7, 2016

外交部:希望美方尊重中国立法主权 (Ministry of Foreign Affairs: We hope that U.S. will respect China’s law-making sovereignty)
Xinhua, April 29, 2016

China slashes influential Communist Youth League's budget
Reuters, May 4, 2016

Video of little girl reciting Koran prompts Chinese province to order nursery schools to enforce ban on religious activity
South China Morning Post, May 6, 2016

陈忠和呼吁声援于世文 (Chen Zhonghe calls for support for Yu Shiwen)
Radio Free Asia, May 5, 2016

湖南千余民师集体讨薪 政府回复被指敷衍 (Over a thousand private school teachers in Hunan unite to demand unpaid salary, dismissed government’s response as heedless)
Radio Free Asia, May 5, 2016

倪玉兰被堵门软禁达16天 丈夫出入被开包检查 (Ni Yulan under house arrest for 16 days, her husband to go through open package inspection going in and out)
Radio Free Asia, May 5, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

七申请人获赔 2334万余元 (7 applicants receive RMB 23.34 million total in state compensation 18 years after illegal detention)
Guangzhou Evening News, April 28, 2016

PLA’s new top-level anti-corruption units swing into action
South China Morning Post, May 5, 2016

China protests at U.S. accusations of abuse of religious groups
Reuters, May 5, 2016

Clause celebre: Taiwan leader must convince China she's no “splittist”
Channel NewsAsia, May 6, 2016

Xi says China will boost cooperation with foreign groups
Channel NewsAsia, May 5, 2016

县公安局将扣押车辆办公用, 国家赔偿书下达执行拖半年 (County-level PSB use seized vehicles for official business, but enforcement of state compensation decision drags on for half a year)
China National Radio, May 3, 2016

Chinese police to patrol in Italy in two-week experiment
Reuters, May 4, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

2015年中国网络版权保护年度报告发布, IP成为“互联网+文化”核心价值 (2015 China Internet Copyright Protection report released, intellectual property becomes the core value of “Internet and culture”)
Legal Daily, April 27, 2016

公安机关打击电信诈骗犯罪再获重大战果, 97名电信诈骗犯罪嫌疑人押解回国 (Public security authorities strike at telecommunications fraudsters and get another big victory, 97 telecommunications fraud suspects detained and repatriated back to China)
Legal Daily, May 2, 2016

国家网信办牵头成立联合调查组进驻百度 (Cyberspace Affairs Office leads establishment of a joint investigation team to be stationed within Baidu)
People’s Daily, May 3, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Dalai Lama urges Hong Kong not to quit democracy fight, says pro-independence activist after visit
South China Morning Post, May 5, 2016

Ming Pao stands by termination, but chief editor sorry “if anything was inappropriate”
Hong Kong Free Press, May 6, 2016

“Beijing is almost certainly at work,” says Reporters Without Borders in HK press freedom report
Hong Kong Free Press, May 6, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

How should global stakeholders respond to China’s New NGO management law?
China File, May 5, 2016

Q&A: Steven Balla on NGO law & public consultation
China Digital Times, May 4, 2016

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

高文谦:毛的文革遗产与习近平治国模式(一) (Gao Wenqian: Legacy of Mao’s Cultural Revolution and Xi Jinping’s mode of governance [Part 1])
Voice of America, May 6, 2016