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, March 02, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China accuses rights activist of “fake news” fabricating torture
Reuters, March 2, 2017

Statement by lawyers representing Jiang Tianyong regarding the Global Times interview
China Change, March 2, 2017

Letter to world leaders by “709” family members includes emerging details of horrific torture
China Change, March 1, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Police, interceptors swoop on petitioners, activists as thousands converge on Beijing
Radio Free Asia, March 1, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Former SOE executive sentenced to 16 years for graft
Xinhua, February 28, 2017

China replaces top general in charge of tackling military corruption
South China Morning Post, March 2, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China warns against cyber “battlefield” in Internet strategy
Reuters, March 1, 2017

中国发布《网络空间国际合作战略》(China publishes “International Cooperation Strategy for Cyberspace”)
Radio Free Asia, March 1, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong tries to unseat pan-democratic lawmakers in oaths row
Radio Free Asia, March 1, 2017

Beijing works the phones in secret push to pick Hong Kong’s next leader
The Wall Street Journal, February 28, 2017