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 26, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese media attacked Taiwan’s new president for being a single woman and it kinda failed
Buzzfeed News, May 26, 2016

Minitrue: Delete “inappropriate” op-ed on Tsai Ing-wen
China Digital Times, May 25, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Tibetans protest unsafe conditions in their town in Draggo
Radio Free Asia, May 25, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Obama “very weak and compromising” on China human rights issues, Chinese journalist tells U.S. hearing
Hong Kong Free Press, May 25, 2016

Not enough character? Communist Party frets over Constitution copying
The Wall Street Journal, May 25, 2016

“It was a grave mistake”: tearful former top graft-buster admits taking 140 million yuan in bribes
South China Morning Post, May 26, 2016

“Political mistakes,” more than graft, led to downfall of Chinese military chiefs Guo Boxiong and Xu Caihou
South China Morning Post, May 26, 2016

法国各界将和中国流亡人士一起纪念六四 (French communities to commemorate June Fourth with Chinese exiles)
Radio Free Asia, May 25, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China increases scrutiny of Internet, tech companies
Voice of America, May 25, 2016

Q. and A.: Ben Hillman and Gray Tuttle on ethnic unrest in Xinjiang and Tibet
The New York Times, May 27, 2016

China’s emerging cyberspace strategy
The Diplomat, May 24, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Victoria Park Tiananmen vigil has become rigid, CUHK student leader says
Hong Kong Free Press, May 26, 2016

Daughter of Swedish bookseller says he is illegally held in China on dubious charges
Radio Free Asia, May 25, 2016

Hong Kong’s international law problem
ChinaFile, May 25, 2016

香港民团抗议张德江访港时警方打压人权 (Hong Kong groups protest police suppression of human rights during Zhang Dejiang’s visit)
Radio Free Asia, May 25, 2016

張德江訪港當局安排大量警力保護 香港眾志質疑違憲研司法覆核 (Authorities deploy huge police forces to ensure safety during Zhang Dejiang’s visit, Demosisto suspects violation of constitution, mulls possibility of judicial review)
Ming Pao, May 26, 2016