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 08, 2017

International Women’s Day (国际妇女节)

I went to jail for handing out feminist stickers in China
The Guardian, March 8, 2017

China's women fight back against workplace discrimination
China Labor Bulletin, March 8, 2017

“三八妇女节”前夕 女访民披露“维稳”遭遇 (On the eve of “Women’s Day” female petitioner reveals her experience of “stability maintenance”)
Radio Free Asia, March 7, 2017

China’s former child brides refuse to be silenced
South China Morning Post, March 7, 2017

How Internet prejudice threatens feminist progress
Sixth Tone, March 2, 2017

女性职场现状调查:超八成女性认为就业中存性别歧视 (Polls on workplace culture for women: Over 80% of women think sexual discrimination exists in employment)
Xinhua News, March 7, 2017

Where is ethnicity?: Intersectionality in the Chinese feminist movement
IAPS Dialogue, March 6, 2017

What’s next for the women’s movement?
The Guardian, March 5, 2017

Supporting Women's Rights in China
Human Rights in China, April 14, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

709大抓捕:于云峰声援谢阳被拘 律师要求会见再被拒绝 (709 Crackdown: Yu Yunfeng arrested for supporting Xie Yang, lawyer’s application for meeting rejected again)
Radio Free Asia, March 7, 2017

China's new civil code light on individual rights reforms
Voice of America, March 7, 2017

Activist held, seven-year-old son missing after “cutting” of Communist flag
Radio Free Asia, March 7, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

中国政协副主席批网络审查提案被撤 《环时》急删评论 (Vice-chairperson of the CPPCC criticizes bill to strengthen internal control, “Global Times” deletes commentary on the subject)
Radio Free Asia, March 7, 2017

China’s response to reports of torture: “Fake News”
The New York Times, March 6, 2017

China keeps mum over spending targeting activists, social unrest
Radio Free Asia, March 7, 2017

China’s brightest journalists argue they’re not brainwashed, but maintaining an orderly society
Quartz, March 7, 2017

China’s new film ratings don’t cut out the censors
The Wall Street Journal, March 8, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

民政部:社会组织未经批准不得以“中国”“国际”等字样开展评比表彰 (Ministry of Civil Affairs: Social organizations not allowed to use words “China” and “international” for competitions)
Xinhua, March 7, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

城市与数据:中国空气治理的“武器”? (Cities and data: “Weapons” for China’s air quality control?)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 8, 2017

Xi tells Liaoning officials to clean up their political act and stop faking data
South China Morning Post, March 8, 2017

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

Communist Party boss of China’s Muslim region points to Trump ban in battle vs religious extremism
South China Morning Post, March 7, 2017

Xinjiang police launch recruitment drive following Uyghur knife attack
Radio Free Asia, March 7, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong police to stage riot drills to prepare for Xi Jinping visit
The Guardian, March 7, 2017

Legal bid mounted against two more Hong Kong pan-democrat lawmakers
South China Morning Post, March 6, 2017

梁振英动真格控议员诽谤似为晋升政协副主席“除病” (C.Y. Leung said to sue Legco member for defamation to “remove obstacle” for his promotion as vice-chairman of CPPCC )
Radio France Internationale, March 7, 2017政治/20170307-梁振英动真格控议员诽谤似为晋升政协副主席“除病”

Commentary (评论)

时事大家谈热点快评:政府工作报告中罕见承认社会极度不满 (Commentary: Rare acknowledgment of society’s extreme discontent in gov’t’s annual work report)
Voice of America, March 6, 2017