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 17, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Beijing restricting Hui Islam while courting tourists
China Digital Times, May 16, 2016

Chinese police step in as protesters take officials captive, pelt them with eggs
South China Morning Post, May 16, 2016

Protests over university admission quotas highlight challenge in reforming China’s education system
South China Morning Post, May 16, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Beijing police really want you to know a man who died in custody was accused of soliciting a prostitute
Global Voices, May 17, 2016

Cultural Revolution reduced to footnote as Communist party says China has moved on
The Guardian, May 17, 2016

80毛左港遊行撐文革 (80 Mao supporters march to celebrate the Cultural Revolution)
Apple Daily, May 16, 2016

【文革50年】十年浩劫當娛樂 文革餐廳紀念甚麼? ([50th anniversary of Cultural Revolution] Taking 10 years of calamity as entertainment—What does the Cultural Revolution restaurant commemorate?)
Apple Daily, May 14, 2016

文化大革命・五十年後的記憶戰場 (The Cultural Revolution—Battlefield in memory 50 years after)
The Initium, May 16, 2016

文革浩劫50年專題 時間軸看懂文化大革命 (50th anniversary of Cultural Revolution: Timeline for understanding the Cultural Revolution)
Apple Daily, May 6, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong security tightened as top Chinese official visits
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 17, 2016

Journalist groups and lawmaker slam reporting curbs for top Chinese official visit
Hong Kong Free Press, May 16, 2016

张德江抵达香港 "我要真普选"标语相迎 (Zhang Dejiang arrives Hong Kong, meets with big banner of “I Want Genuine Universal Suffrage”)
Deutsche Welle, May 17, 2016张德江抵达香港-我要真普选标语相迎/a-19261832

【張德江訪港】示威區只見建制團體迎賓 女子欲向車隊抗議遭十數警圍 ([ZDJ visiting HK] Only pro-establishment groups are in demonstration area to welcome guest, a woman trying to approach the motorcade to protest surrounded by dozen of policemen)
Ming Pao, May 17, 2016

【張德江訪港】想借沙士領功 在港人傷口灑鹽 ([ZDJ visiting HK] Attempting to claim achievement from China’s work during SARS, Zhang “sprays salt on Hongkongers’ wound”)
Ming Pao, May 17, 2016

Photos: Hong Kong protestors are already clashing with police as a top Chinese official visits
Quartz, May 17, 2016

China says some in U.S. trying to “disturb” Hong Kong
Reuters, May 13, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Opinion: China's Cultural Revolution and the injustices of the present
Deutsche Welle, May 16, 2016

”China’s future,” by David Shambaugh
The Financial Times, May 16, 2016

Why China’s street protests do not a revolution make
Wall Street Journal, May 16, 2016

Is China returning to the madness of Mao’s Cultural Revolution?
Foreign Policy, May 16, 2016