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 10, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

The long arm of Chinese censorship reaches South Korea
The Diplomat, May 9, 2016
http://thediplomat.com/2016/05/the-long-arm-of-chinese-censorship-reaches-south-korea/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China’s teachers: The unsung heroes of the workers’ movement
China Labor Bulletin, May 10, 2016
http://www.clb.org.hk/content/china%E2%80%99s-teachers-unsung-heroes-workers%E2%80%99-movement

Tibetans protest restart of operations by Chinese mining company
Radio Free Asia, May 9, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/tibetans-protest-restart-of-operations-by-chinese-mining-company-05092016155521.html

藏人作家据称因言获罪被判七年半 (Tibetan writer reportedly sentenced to 7 and a half years because of opinion expression)
Voice of America, May 10, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/content/voa-news-tibetan-writer-sentenced-to-7-and-half-year-20160509/3322006.html

重庆农民揭万亩耕地被强征五年无家可归 (Chongqing farmers reveal that tens of thousands of mou of farmland have been forcibly seized, villagers have no home to go for five years)
Radio Free Asia, May 9, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-05092016103158.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Whiff of torture in Beijing resident’s death in police custody
South China Morning Post, May 10, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1943060/whiff-torture-beijing-residents-death-police-custody

Chinese pupils who say toxic chairs and desks made them ill only suffering from virus: city officials
South China Morning Post, May 10, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1943052/chinese-pupils-who-say-toxic-chairs-and-desks-made-them-ill-only

China to relocate 2 million people this year in struggle to banish poverty
Reuters, May 10, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-poverty-idUSKCN0Y10LF

The Maoist revival that unraveled
Medium, May 9, 2016
https://medium.com/china-media-project/the-maoist-revival-that-unraveled-88c23add7aec#.wnnw1uuji

Baidu ordered to change how it operates by China’s Internet watchdog after death of student
South China Morning Post, May 9, 2016
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1942912/baidu-ordered-change-how-it-operates-chinas-internet

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Women take sex ed into their own hands and phones
Sixth Tone, May 6, 2016
http://www.sixthtone.com/news/women-china-take-sex-ed-their-own-hands-and-smartphones

The New York Times vs. The Chinese authorities
GreatFire Analyzer, May 7, 2016
https://en.greatfire.org/blog/2016/may/new-york-times-vs-chinese-authorities

Chinese have no right to be forgotten, court rules
Sixth Tone, May 6, 2016
http://www.sixthtone.com/news/chinese-have-no-right-be-forgotten-court-rules

Hong Kong (香港)

Treason or free speech? Talk of independence touches a sensitive spot
Hong Kong Free Press, May 9, 2016
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/05/09/treason-free-speech-talk-independence-touches-sensitive-spot/

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

Uyghur given 7-year prison term for viewing Muslim film
Radio Free Asia, May 9, 2016
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/film-05092016151441.html

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

点评中国:纪念文革的冲动和“反文革”的基础 (China Analyses: Impulse of commemorating the Cultural Revolution and foundation of “Anti-Cultural Revolution”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 9, 2016
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/focus_on_china/2016/05/160509_cr_cultural_revolution_china_today_comment

高文谦:毛的文革遗产与习近平治国模式(四之下) (Gao Wenqian: Legacy of Mao’s Cultural Revolution and Xi Jinping’s mode of governance [Part 4.2])
Voice of America, May 9, 2016
http://www.voachinese.com/content/voa-news-gao-wenqian-on-the-cultural-revolution-20160509/3321773.html

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