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 20, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Uyghur teenager convicted of plotting to leave China, join separatist group gets 20 years
Radio Free Asia, May 19, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Taiwan swears in first female president as hostile Beijing looks on
Agence France Presse, May 20, 2016

Taiwan's new president Tsai Ing-wen vows to reduce dependence on Beijing
The Guardian, May 20, 2016

Beijing expresses dissatisfaction after Taiwan’s new President Tsai Ing-wen swaps “consensus”for “historic fact”
South China Morning Post, May 20, 2016

Poor mainland ties will hurt Taiwan
Global TImes, May 20, 2106

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

《国家网络安全宣传周活动方案》发布 (Release of “program of national cybersecurity promotion week”)
People’s Daily, May 20, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Demosistō activists released on HK$500 bail after attempting to block Chinese official’s motorcade
Hong Kong Free Press, May 20, 2016

Everyone will have to “foot the bill” if Hong Kong becomes chaotic, warns Zhang Dejiang
South China Morning Post, May 20, 2016

香港支联会向张德江发公开信要求平反六四 (Hong Kong Alliance sends open letter to Zhang Dejiang demanding to rehabilitate June Fourth)
Radio Free Asia, May 19, 2016

Chinese official condemns calls for greater autonomy in Hong Kong
The New York Times, May 19, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Hong Kong must find the courage to restart electoral reform dialogue
South China Morning Post, May 20, 2016

張德江到訪三日,香港倒退六十年 (Zhang Dejiang’s 3-day visit drives Hong Kong 60 years backwards)
InMedia HK, May 19, 2016

張德江「看、聽、講」了什麼? (What did Zhang Dejiang “see, listen, and talk”?)
InMedia HK, May 19, 2016