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 24, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

北京市民将可拿手机申请法律援助 (Beijing citizens will be able to apply for legal assistance with a mobile phone)
Beijing Daily, May 24, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

China school milk: Social media users up in arms over “hush-up”
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 20, 2016

China’s Internet propaganda is more subtle and sophisticated than it ever has been
Quartz, May 24, 2016

Harvard study: China fabricates 488 million social media posts per year
The Diplomat, May 20, 2016

Not-so-soft spot: U.S. embassy Q&A scrubbed from Chinese social media site
The Wall Street Journal, May 20, 2016

China holds writer, publisher over dissent, “forbidden books”
Radio Free Asia, May 23, 2016

中国出版界强人被捕引发外界严重关注 (China’s publishing industry strongman arrested, stirs serious concern)
Voice of America, May 23, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Over 200 people support Guo Feixiong in a hunger strike relay
China Change, May 23, 2016

Decapitated churches in China’s Christian heartland
The New York Times, May 21, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s scary lesson to the world: Censoring the Internet works.
The Washington Post, May 23, 2016

Xi’s Internet: China’s new normal online reality
Hong Kong Free Press, May 22, 2016

China mulls new ways to control video websites
Hong Kong Free Press, May 23, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

ICC building protest art suspended as Arts Council slams artists’ “disrespect”
Hong Kong Free Press, May 23, 2016

Joint statement
Hong Kong Arts Development Council, May 22, 2016

ICC《我們就是六十秒的朋友》創作者:請藝發局收回不實聲明,停止任意移除作品 (Artists of ICC installation “Our 60-second friendship begins now” request the Arts Development Council to withdraw false statement, and refrain from removing artwork at will)
Standnews, May 23, 2016

港大續辦六四集會 論壇傾香港前途 (HKU continues to organize June Fourth commemoration, discussion forum to focus on Hong Kong’s future)
InMedia HK, May 24, 2016

港支联会:纪念六四体现港人意志和价值 (Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China: Commemorating June Fourth reflects Hongkongers’ will and values)
Voice of America, May 24, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

【張德江訪港】張德江訪港帶來的破壞(文:潘小濤) ([ZDJ’s visit to HK] The damages brought by Zhang Dejiang’s visit to Hong Kong)
Ming Pao, May 24, 2016

【張德江訪港】漫談張德江訪港(文:呂秉權) ([ZDJ’s visit to HK] Discursive talk on Zhang Dejiang’s visit to Hong Kong)
Ming Pao, May 24, 2016