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.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Why China still can’t make sense of the Cultural Revolution
Hong Kong Free Press, May 29, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Parents protest “toxic” athletics track at school in China's Sichuan
Radio Free Asia, May 27, 2016

Tibetans in Ngaba warned over anti-mine protests
Radio Free Asia, May 25, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

北京列“霾”为气象灾害遭质疑 人为导致污染却怪自然? (Beijing puts “smog” on the meteorological hazards list, questioned why man made pollution is blamed on nature)
Radio Free Asia, May 27, 2016

中国对G7声明表示“强烈不满” (China voices “strong discontent” toward G7 statement)
Deutsche Welle, May 27, 2016中国对g7声明表示强烈不满/a-19285586

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

The secret army of cheerleaders policing China’s Internet
The Guardian, May 29, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong cartoonist drops publisher amid charges of self-censorship
Hong Kong Free Press, May 27, 2016

Ken Tsang: "Beaten" Hong Kong protester sentenced for assault
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 30, 2016

三院校街頭報哀音悼六四:不敢遺忘,有責傳承 (3 tertiary education bodies jointly commemorate June Fourth by singing and talking with people in the streets: Never forget, bear the responsibility to pass the message on)
InMedia HK, May 30, 2016

Turnout plunges by half as Hongkongers march to remember June 4 Tiananmen crackdown on pro-democracy
香港六四游行人数减半 有学生会杯葛但亦有学生支持
South China Morning Post, May 29, 2016

National Security & Counterterrorism (国家安全和反恐)

China’s halal constitution
The Diplomat, May 27, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

【六四電影】《天安門》重遇記——給電影學院同學的一封信(文:家明) ([June Fourth film] Seeing “Tiananmen” again—a letter to film school students)
Ming Pao, May 29, 2016

「六四」之於一名九十後 (June Fourth to a post-90s)
InMedia HK, May 29, 2016

我與八九民運的生命經驗 (Me and my life experience of 1989 democratic movement)
InMedia HK, May 30, 2016

【文革五十年】追溯文革的思想源頭(文:黃東) ([50th anniversary of Cultural Revolution] Tracing the ideological origins of the Cultural Revolution)
Ming Pao, May 28, 2016