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, October 16, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

China congress: How authorities censor your thoughts
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 16, 2017

Ahead of important political event, Beijing imposes gag on domestic media coverage of North Korea
Japan Times, October 16, 2017

湖北自由撰稿人刘逸明搜狐号被封杀 (Freelance writer account closed by Souhu for “publishing information about current affairs and politics”)
Weiquanwang, October 15, 2017

China's official mouthpiece launches English language app in hope of boosting global influence
South China Morning Post, October 16, 2017

China seeks small stakes in, and more sway over, online firms
The New York Times, October 16, 2017