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, August 19, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Prominent Chinese dissidents still face surveillance, house arrest
Radio Free Asia, August 18, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Former leader of the week: Toad
China Digital Times, August 18, 2016

Beijing clamps down on news portals, ordering round the clock monitoring
South China Morning Post, August 19, 2016

中国网信办再发文要求网站建立7天24小时值班制度 (Cyberspace Administration of China issues order to websites to set up 24/7 duty system to monitor information)
Radio Free Asia, August 18, 2016

China demands stricter rules for live streaming
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 19, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China's Zhejiang bans religious activities in hospitals as crackdown widens
Radio Free Asia, August 18, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Lessons from China’s deadly floods yet to be learned, say angry, grieving villagers
South China Morning Post, August 19, 2016

Rising star in China’s police force removed from top security commission
South China Morning Post, August 19, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chinese firms take aim at international cloud computing
Voice of America, August 18, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

British consul general: Hong Kong’s “one country, two systems” has worked “incredibly well” since 1997 handover to China
South China Morning Post, August 18, 2016

Union: Teachers may “step on mines” due to unclear restrictions on HK independence talk
Hong Kong Free Press, August 17, 2016

Choice of Hong Kong for organ transplant meeting is defended
The New York Times, August 19, 2016

Hong Kong and China: The language barrier
The Diplomat, August 18, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Zhao Ziyang’s legacy
ChinaFile, August 18, 2016