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.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

谢阳妻子首次公开视频呼吁关注 律师申请取证调查酷刑 (Wife of Xie Yang releases a video for the first time urging international attention to her husband’s case, Xie’s lawyers apply to obtain evidence to investigate torture claims)
Radio Free Asia, March 9, 2017

China tries again to stitch together a unified Civil Code of Law
The Wall Street Journal, March 9, 2017

China lawmaker expects debate over new civil code to intensify
Reuters, March 9, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

Co-opting Trump, Chinese state propaganda brands torture revelations “fake news”
China Change, March 9, 2017

A prank on Chinese television shows dissidents’ wile
The Economist, March 11, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

四川近百民代幼教师连日聚集要求落实政策 (Around 100 private school, substitute and kindergarten teachers protest for days in Sichuan demanding implementation of relevant policies to safeguard their rights)
Radio Free Asia, March 9, 2017

A story of HIV, attitudes and baking
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 10, 2017

Chinese feminists told banners marking historic feminist march “not allowed”
Radio Free Asia, March 9, 2017

While blue skies hover over lawmakers, parents write in on smog
The Wall Street Journal, March 10, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

美中先后发表人权报告互怼 (U.S. and China release human rights reports against one other)
Deutsche Welle, March 9, 2017美中先后发表人权报告互怼/a-37871451

China’s one-party system has a surprising number of parties
The Economist, March 9, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China seeking international law for state control of Internet
Voice of America, March 9, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Pro-democracy group launches unofficial referendum on Hong Kong’s small-circle leadership election
Hong Kong Free Press, March 10, 2017

Commentary (评论)

China's human rights crackdown: A global problem
The Diplomat, March 10, 2017