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 17, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

两会结束 维权人士李碧云继续遭稳控 (Rights defender Li Biyun still subjected to “stability control” after Two Congresses end)
Radio Free Asia, March 16, 2017

Relatives of Qin Yongmin's “disappeared” wife in legal appeal
Radio Free Asia, March 16, 2017

China finally starts to write a proper civil code
The Economist, May 16, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

Photo-sharing website Pinterest blocked in China, according to censorship watchdogs
Hong Kong Free Press, March 17, 2017

图片社交网站拼趣Pinterest在中国被封 (Photo sharing website Pinterest blocked in China)
Voice of America, March 17, 2017

Children’s books and China’s crackdown on Western ideology
The New Yorker, March 16, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

国际组织在联合国人权理事会上公开呼吁中国保障人权 (International group openly urges China to safeguard human rights at United Nation Human Rights Council)
Radio Free Asia, March 16, 2017

As China's coal mines close, miners are becoming bolder in voicing demands
National Public Radio, March 14, 2017

China's rebel village still under close surveillance, cut off from world
Radio Free Asia, March 16, 2017

China's urbancide in Tibet
The Diplomat, March 17, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

曾俊華:基本法寫明中央駐港機構角色 冀大家遵守法律 (John Tsang: Basic Law clearly stipulates role of Central gov’t organ in Hong Kong, everyone should abide by the law)
Radio Television Hong Kong, March 17, 2017

Court of Final Appeal to consider application of ousted Hong Kong lawmakers in August
Hong Kong Free Press, March 16, 2017

Commentary (评论)

仇恨教育只会毁掉年轻一代 (“Hatred education” would only destroy the young generation)
Financial Times, March 17, 2017

Symbolic dissenting votes of China’s National People’s Congress
Jerry's Blog, March 17, 2017