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.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

709律师家属群体等获“奥斯卡中国自由人权奖”, 颁奖典礼在好莱坞星光大道举行 (Families of 709 lawyers receive “Oscar Award for Freedom And Human Rights in China,” award ceremony held on Hollywood Walk of Fame)
Radio Free Asia, February 27, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

China’s top colleges to face ideological inspections
South China Morning Post, February 23, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Hundreds of Volkswagen workers in northeast China demand equal pay
China Labor Bulletin, February 27, 2017

As atheist China warms to the Vatican, religious persecution “intensifies”
Cable News Network, February 28, 2017

广东潮州村民抗议村官卖地 6人刑拘 (Villagers in Chaozhou, Guangdong protest sale of land by village officials, 6 people detained)
Radio Free Asia, February 27, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

U.N. human rights experts unite to condemn China over expulsions of Tibetans
The New York Times, February 27, 2017

Former China Resources chairman Song Lin pleads guilty to corruption
South China Morning Post, February 27, 2017

National Security & Counterterrorism (国家安全和反恐)

China holds mass police rally in Xinjiang as hundreds sent to anti-terror “frontline”
Reuters, February 27, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Britain flags concern about confidence in Hong Kong's system
Reuters, February 25, 2017

香港特首选战正式打响 (Hong Kong CE election race officially begins)
Deutsche Welle, February 25, 2017香港特首选战正式打响/a-37718404

There's talk that Beijing could override Hong Kong's election result if it doesn't like the winner
Global Voices, February 25, 2017

Commentary (评论)

China’s imprisonment of Uyghur academic Ilham Tohti has dire consequences
Hong Kong Free Press, February 26, 2017

Explainer: Why Hong Kong’s leadership race is neither free, fair, nor representative
Hong Kong Free Press, February 27, 2017

Why everyone should support China’s banned feminist voice group
The Diplomat, February 28, 2017