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 11, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

“Picking quarrels”: China court jails pro-democracy activists—lawyer
Agence France-Presse, May 10, 2016

China transgender case: “Mr C” vows fight on for equality
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 10, 2016

709事件满10个月 最新数据:受影响者达319人 (10 months after 709 Event: Latest data shows 319 affected)
Radio Free Asia, May 10, 2016

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

Access to Information (信息公开)

《律师文摘》停刊 言论空间进一步收缩? (“Lawyer Digest” to cease publication—space for opinions shrinking further?)
Radio Free Asia, May 10, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Hundreds march in protest against plan for petrochemical plant in eastern China
South China Morning Post, May 11, 2016

Tibetan monk and writer sentenced to prison term
Radio Free Asia, May 9, 2016

As China's economy slows, workers' anger soars
The Diplomat, May 11, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

A young political prisoner in the grand picture of U.S.-China diplomacy in the wake of June Fourth massacre
China Change, May 11, 2016

Chinese dominate list of people and firms hiding money in tax havens, Panama Papers reveal
South China Morning Post, May 10, 2016

Beijing tipped to ramp up international pressure on Taipei amid Tsai’s silence on cross-strait consensus
South China Morning Post, May 10, 2016

瑞士情报局把孔子学院的活动列为观察对象 (Swiss intelligence targets Confucius Institute's activities for observation)
Radio Free Asia, May 10, 2016

We must confront our dark past of the Cultural Revolution to avoid repeating it, says Chinese novelist Yan Lianke
作家阎连科:必须面对文革黑历史 以免历史重演
South China Morning Post, May 10, 2016