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 23, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Beijing poet's wife “loses sanity” amid evictions, death threats to family
Radio Free Asia, March 23, 2017

Rights lawyer complains to mayor over “Cultural Revolution” treatment of colleagues
Radio Free Asia, March 22, 2017

11国驻华使馆要求中国查人权律师遭酷刑案 (11 countries urge China to investigate torture allegations regarding human rights lawyers)
Deutsche Welle, March 22, 2017 zh/11国驻华使馆要求中国查人权律师遭酷刑案/a-38062232

11-country letter to China stirs fears on U.S. rights stance
China Digital Times, March 11, 2017

Mass crackdown on Chinese lawyers, defenders and international reactions: A brief chronology
Human Rights in China, February 16, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

忧心忡忡,德国政治基金会在华何去何从?(What is the direction of Konrad Adenauer Foundation in China under new FNGO law? )
Deutsche Welle, March 22, 2017忧心忡忡德国政治基金会在华何去何从/a-38070523

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese police detain care center head after 21 deaths
Agence France-Presse, March 23, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

微软公司为中国政府修改WINDOWS10 (Microsoft to modify Windows 10 for Chinese gov’t)
Radio Free Asia, March 22, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Little choice for Hong Kong as China controls leadership race
Financial Times, March 23, 2017