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, October 06, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China’s new religion law makes it easier for religion to be a security threat
Buzz Feed, October 5, 2016

When in China, do as Chinese do: The unfortunate case of Professor Ilham Tohti
The Diplomat, October 5, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese authorities shutter “Gongshi” intellectual website, leading netizens to ask: Is this “the end of Consensus?”
Global Voices, October 5, 2016

新加坡資深記者:環球時報所言正是中共內心所想 (Singaporean senior reporter: What Global Times says is what CPC thinks)
Radio France Internationale, October 3, 2016中國/20161003-新加坡資深記者:環球時報所言正是中共內心所想

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

中国民间“防爱滋第一人”高耀洁发声明交代后事 (Gao Yaojie, Chinese civil society's “First female AIDS prevention activist” issues statement regarding arrangements after her death)
Radio Free Asia, October 5, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

境外媒体评中国孕妇死亡率升高:或因高龄女性拼生二孩 (Foreign media criticize increase in China’s maternal mortality rate, possibly caused by women giving birth to 2nd child at advanced age under Two-child policy)
Cankaoxiaoxi, October 6, 2016

Factional politics a major challenge to Xi’s legacy
China Digital Times, October 4, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Activist Joshua Wong demands Hong Kong government response to blacklisting in Thailand
South China Morning Post, October 6, 2016

泰國總理巴育承認黃之鋒“是中國官員要求帶他回去” (Thai Prime Minister admits that Joshua Wong “was detained at China's request”)
Radio France Internationale, October 6, 2016中國/20161006-泰國總理巴育承認黃之鋒“是中國官員要求帶他回去”

Hong Kong’s government will remain functional if major officials quit for the top job, former justice secretary says
South China Morning Post, October 6, 2016

Hong Kong ex-activist denied entry to Macau for “posing threats” to internal security
Hong Kong Free Press, October 5, 2016

War of words in Hong Kong paper reveals Chinese leadership split: Analysts
Radio Free Asia, October 5, 2016

How Hong Kong's Cantopop scene went from heartbreak to protest
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 6, 2016