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.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

New normal? Strike Map shows steady trends in worker actions in first half of 2017
China Labor Bulletin, August 15, 2017

湖南娄底警察电棍致人死亡 百人游行抗议 (Loudi, Hunan police cause death with electric batons, hundreds protest)
Radio Free Asia, August 15, 2017

顶十九大维稳风 各地再掀老兵维权潮 (Veterans from many provinces protest at local gov’ts, despite pressure of stability maintenance rises before the 19th National Congress of the CPC)
Radio Free Asia, August 15, 2017

湖南娄底警察电棍致人死亡 百人抗议遭抓捕 (Hundreds protest against police brutality and get arrested after villager died under custody in Hunan)
Radio Free Asia, August 15, 2017

中國Walmart工人眾籌五萬打官司 至今三宗勝訴獲賠償 (Walmart workers in China crowd-fund 50,000 yuan for their lawsuits and have won three cases)
Inmediahk, August 15, 2017