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, January 12, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

China to merge state media for stronger voice in financial news
Reuters, January 11, 2017

Government orders Chinese air quality app to limit readings
Sixth Tone, January 11, 2017

China wants to be a climate change watchdog, but can it lead by example?
The New York Times, January 11, 2017

China is scrubbing outspoken Taiwan and Hong Kong celebrities from its streaming services
Quartz, January 11, 2017

China, fanning patriotism, adds 6 years to war with Japan in history books
The New York Times, January 11, 2017

中国教育部要求中小学课本改称“十四年抗战” (Ministry of Education demands schools rewrite text books to read “14-Year War”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 10, 2017

刘飞跃逮捕通知书曝光 国际人权组织吁中国保证其羁押中权利 (Liu Feiyue’s arrest notice surfaces, international human rights organizations urge China to guarantee his rights during detention)
Radio Free Asia, January 11, 2017

中国人权:中国维权大事记(2016年11月21日—12月4日)(HRIC: Major developments on China rights defense (November 21 –December 4, 2016))
Human Rights in China, December 7, 2016