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, February 06, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

內地當局不批准劉曉波家人在新年期間到獄中探望 (Mainland authorities deny request by Liu Xiaobo’s family to visit him in detention during Chinese New Year)
Radio Television Hong Kong, February 4, 2017

「六四天网」黄琦因病取保被拒 官称可能有社会危险性 (Founder of Huang Qi’s request for release on bail on grounds of sickness rejected, authority says it may endanger society)
Radio France Internationale, February 5, 2017中国/20170205-「六四天网」黄琦因病取保被拒-官称可能有社会危险性

六旬农民自学法律 官司打赢央企 (60-year-old farmer self-taught in law, wins a case against a centrally-owned company)
Radio Free Asia, February 3, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

News on Tiananmen crash circulates, and is deleted
China Digital Times, February 3, 2017

禁报霾 8省发「特强浓雾」、大雾黄色预警及伏地魔 (Smog reports banned, eight provinces release warnings for “extra strong fog”, “yellow fog warning” and “Voldemort”)
Radio France Internationale, February 5, 2017中国/ 20170205-禁报霾-8省发「特强浓雾」、大雾黄色预警及伏地魔

Netizen in China's Sichuan jailed over tweet about “worst smog in 2,000 years”
四川网民发布雾霾温馨提示 遭秋后算账被行拘
Radio Free Asia, February 3, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

New and old economy divisions deepen in Q4 worker actions
China Labor Bulletin, February 3, 2017

2016中国劳工集体维权触及新领域 (In 2016, worker collective action spreads to new areas)
Voice of America, February 4, 2017

For couriers, China’s e-commerce boom can be a tough road
The New York Times, January 31, 2017

The detention of Wu Zeheng
The Diplomat, February 4, 2017

內地計劃修訂宗教事務條例 (Mainland plans to amend regulations regarding religious activities)
Radio Television Hong Kong, February 6, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China punishes 11 for dereliction of duty after deadly bus fire
Reuters, February 4, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Mainland telecom providers can no longer provide service to those who do not register with IDs
Hong Kong Free Press, February 2, 2017

中国拟新建网络安全审查委员会 (China plans to set up new committee for Internet safety examination)
Radio France Internationale, February 5, 2017中国/20170205-中国拟新建网络安全审查委员会

China mulls new commission to monitor Internet risks
South China Morning Post, February 6, 2017

国家互联网信息办公室关于《网络产品和服务安全审查办法(征求意见稿)》公开征求意见的通知 (Cyberspace Administration of China Notice Regarding Solicitation of Comments on Examination Method for Safety of Internet Products and Services (Draft for Solicitation for Public Opinion))
Cyberspace Administration of China, February 4, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

林煥光:有信心中央終會走向法治、自由、民主 (Lam Woon-kwong: I am confident that the Central gov't will eventually walk towards rule of law, freedom and democracy)
Mingpao, February 4, 2017

林鄭:港人中央矛盾源自不掌握基本法及法制不同 (Carrie Lam: Conflict between the Central gov't and Hong Kong people originates from a lack of understanding of the Basic Law and a difference in legal system)
Mingpao, February 5, 2017

Hong Kong in a corner after China’s raid on Xiao Jianhua
Financial Times, February 4, 2017

Commentary (评论)

特首選舉民調(1月底) (Polling data on the CE election (end of January))
InmediaHK, February 5, 2017

Why’s Beijing so worried about Western values infecting China’s youth?
ChinaFile, February 4, 2017

Donald Trump is making China great again
The Guardian, February 3, 2017

The top 10 Weibo posts on international affairs censored by China in 2016
Hong Kong Free Press, February 4, 2017

The dire consequences of the imprisonment of Ilham Tohti
China Change, February 5, 2017