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, December 28, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

乘火车吸二手烟 女大学生告铁路局 (After being exposed to secondhand smoke on train, university student sues railway authority)
The Beijing News, December 28, 2017

广东顺德征地疑涉官商勾结 村民示威遭带走 (Villagers in Guangdong protest against government-business collusion in land rights dispute, and get taken away by police)
Radio Free Asia, December 27, 2017

左派张云帆被捕遭秘密关押 学界联署要求放人 (Academia launches signature campaign demanding release of left-wing advocate Zhang Yunfan, after he was arrested and secretly detained last month)
Agence France-Presse, December 27, 2017

Scholars call for release of detained Maoist Zhang Yunfan in China
Agence France-Presse, December 27, 2017

8 top Chinese intellectuals demand constitutional review of Beijing’s mass eviction
The Diplomat, December 27, 2017