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.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Activists’ arrest and whereabouts confirmed after forced disappearance for seven months
China Change, May 18, 2016

Six months on, no sign of repatriated Chinese political refugees
Radio Free Asia, May 18, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

中国官媒脸书赞数超越CNN与纽约时报 (Chinese state media Facebook pages got more likes than CNN and The New York Times)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 18, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China’s Feminist Five unbowed a year after detention, says activist in Hong Kong for forum
South China Morning Post, May 18, 2016

Chinese gay couple marry despite court ruling
Deutsche Welle, May 17, 2016

China holds six pollution, land protesters in Inner Mongolia
Radio Free Asia, May 18, 2016

Detained Tibetan monk had photo taken with banned national flag
Radio Free Asia, May 18, 2016

敢言中国作家铁流失联多日 (Outspoken Chinese writer Tie Liu incommunicado for days)
Voice of America, May 19, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Video: Chinese ambassador to UK tells Tibetans their cause is “doomed” and will “never succeed”
Hong Kong Free Press, May 19, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Securing cyberspace: China leading the way in cyber sovereignty
The Diplomat, May 18, 2016

China finds its global ambitions humbled in its own backyard
The New York Times, May 19, 2016

You won’t lose your identity: Zhang Dejiang assures Hong Kong it will not be absorbed by mainland China
South China Morning Post, May 18, 2016

人权观察:香港高官应为人权和自治发声 (Human Rights Watch: Hong Kong top officials should voice defense for human rights and autonomy)
Voice of America, May 18, 2016

张德江“史无前例”会见香港泛民议员 (Zhang Dejiang “unprecedentedly” meets Hong Kong pan-dem lawmakers)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 19, 2016

【張德江訪港】劉慧卿:會面氣氛「禮貌客氣」 張無回應李波事件 ([ZDJ visiting HK] Pan-dem Emily Lau: Atmosphere of conference “polite and courteous,” Zhang did not respond on Lee Bo case)
Ming Pao, May 19, 2016

【張德江訪港】梁家傑指會面歷史突破 鍾國斌批梁振英 張德江臉色一沉 ([ZDJ visiting HK] Pan-dem Alan Leong said meeting was a breakthrough, Zhang’s face darkened when Felix Chung criticized CY Leung)
Ming Pao, May 19, 2016

Video: Artists program huge “2047 countdown” on ICC building during China official’s visit
Hong Kong Free Press, May 18, 2016

The subtle change in language that proves Beijing no longer respects Hong Kong’s special status
Quartz, May 18, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

【文革五十年】文革在某種意義上說,它並沒有結束(文:胡發雲) ([50th anniversary of Cultural Revolution] In a sense, the Cultural Revolution did not end)
Ming Pao, May 19, 2016

不要忘記香港發生的文革 (Don’t forget the Cultural Revolution that happened in Hong Kong)
InMedia HK, May 19, 2016

【文革五十年】文革啟示錄(文:蔡子強) ([50th anniversary of Cultural Revolution] Commentator Ivan Choy: Revelations of the Cultural Revolution)
Ming Pao, May 19, 2016