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.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Commentary (评论)

China’s extraordinary response to the 11-nation letter over the torture of human rights lawyers
China Change, March 28, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Scholar banned from leaving China studied crackdown on rights lawyers: Colleague
Radio Free Asia, March 27, 2017

联合国人权会议关注中国人权和西藏问题 (United Nations Human Rights Council expresses concern over China's human rights and Tibet problems)
Voice of America, March 28, 2017

被判死刑内蒙古政协前副主席赵黎平屈打成招?(Former vice chairman of CPPCC of Inner Mongolia Zhao Liping, facing death sentence, forced to confess with violence?)
Radio Free Asia, March 27, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

China's Great Firewall gives rise to a robust industry of information smugglers
Global Voices, March 28, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Postcard from China: Secret video of a women’s rights demonstration
The New York Times, March 27, 2017

How the rise of a liberal, social media—savvy generation is changing Chinese society
Vox, March 26, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

诗人王藏将起诉当局 为遭逼疯妻子讨公道 (Poet Wang Zang to sue authorities for his wife who suffers psychological distress after being harassed and threatened by authorities)
Radio Free Asia, March 27, 2017

Xi close aide heads office chasing corruption suspects overseas
South China Morning Post, March 27, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Did China quietly authorize law enforcement to access data anywhere in the world?
Lawfare Blog, March 27, 2017

Chongqing police to punish those skirting China’s Great Firewall
South China Morning Post, March 28, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong Chief Exec.-elect Carrie Lam says she had no knowledge of pro-democracy leader crackdown, reiterates “unity”
Hong Kong Free Press, March 27, 2017

香港“占中”两年后 九示威领袖接受警察预约拘捕 (Two years after “Occupy Central” in Hong Kong, nine protest leaders accept police’s “arrest by appointment”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 27, 2017

環時:彰顯法律尊嚴 指行動與林鄭當選屬「時間巧合」 嘆港有「政治凌駕法律」苗頭 (Global Times: The arrests demonstrate judicial integrity, says it’s a “coincidence” that the arrests take place right after Carrie Lam’s win, expresses concern over the trend of “politics overrides the law” in Hong Kong)
Mingpao, March 28, 2017

涉佔旺期間毆打市民 退休警司朱經緯被控一項襲擊罪 周五提堂 (Retired police commander Franklin Chu King-wai faces assault charge for beating a citizen during “Occupy Mong Kok”, case opens on Friday)
Mingpao, March 27, 2017

What ordinary Hong Kong people thought about the Chief Executive election
South China Morning Post, March 26, 2017