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, March 01, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

许志永出狱倒计时 征稿活动获广泛响应 (Countdown until Xu Zhiyong is released from prison, campaign calling for submissions to express support for him receives extensive response)
Radio Free Asia, February 28, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

Minitrue: Delete article “voiceprint analysis can recognize swindlers”
China Digital Times, February 28, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Report: Religious followers in China push back despite tightened controls
Radio Free Asia, February 28, 2017

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

Officials ban dozens of religious practices, foreign missionaries in China's Xinjiang
RFA独家:新疆强制落实26条非法宗教细则 全面禁止非官方宗教活动
Radio Free Asia, February 28, 2017

Western China region aims to track people by requiring car navigation
The New York Times, February 24, 2017

中国新疆举行反恐誓师大会 (Xinjiang holds large-scale counterterrorism rally)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 1, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong government asks court to unseat four lawmakers for “theatrical” oaths carrying political messages
South China Morning Post, March 1, 2017

China’s heavy hand pushes preferred pick for Hong Kong’s next leader
The Wall Street Journal, February 28, 2017

Carrie Lam qualifies for Hong Kong leadership race just short of winning post
South China Morning Post, February 28, 2017

Last of the 7 police officers convicted of assaulting protester lodges an appeal
Hong Kong Free Press, March 1, 2017

33,000 Hong Kong police gather to support convicted officers
The Diplomat, March 1, 2017