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.

Monday, April 03, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

河南公安促江天勇认罪再出新招 江父母被警录制视频劝子认罪 (New “strategy” by Henan public security officers to get Jiang Tianyong to confess: Jiang’s parents videotaped by police convincing their son to confess)
Radio Free Asia, April 1, 2017

挪威首相下周訪華 劉霞恐「被旅遊」(Norway prime minister to visit China, wife of activist Liu Xiaobo, Liu Xia may “be travelled”)
Mingpao, April 2, 2017

港台学运领袖呼吁“特习会”勿忘人权议题 (Leaders of student movement from Hong Kong and Taiwan urge Trump not to ignore human rights issues in his coming meeting with Xi Jinping)
Deutsche Welle, April 2, 2017港台学运领袖呼吁特习会勿忘人权议题/a-38255431

Missing Taiwan NGO worker's wife travels to Beijing to rescue him
Global Voices, April 2, 2017

李明哲之妻:我要赴京"救夫" (Wife of Li Ming-che: I will go to Beijing to “save my husband”)
Deutsche Welle, March 31, 2017李明哲之妻我要赴京救夫/a-38241648

Professor detained in China returns to Australia
Voice of America, April 2, 2017

返抵澳大利亚 冯崇义:秘密问讯经历“远不算有趣” (Feng Chongyi returns to Australia: Secret questioning was “far from interesting”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 2, 2017

陈云飞祭六四后判囚4年 笑称判刑太轻要上诉 (Chen Yunfei sentenced to 4-years imprisonment for commemorating June Fourth, he jokes that he will appeal because sentence too lenient)
Radio France Internationale, April 1, 2017中国/20170401-陈云飞祭六四后判囚4年-笑称判刑太轻要上诉

Chen Yunfei’s closing statement before the court
China Change, March 31, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

Hello, Big Brother: How China controls its citizens through social media
Deutsche Welle, March 31, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China jails Tiananmen protest veteran for four years after grave visit
Radio Free Asia, March 31, 2017

Top official who rose amid corruption scandals now named party chief of China’s hi-tech hub
South China Morning Post, April 2, 2017

Uyghur businessman dies under police questioning in Xinjiang
Radio Free Asia, March 30, 2017

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

新疆反恐举措已然违法? (Are counterterrorism measures in Xinjiang against the law?)
Radio Free Asia, March 31, 2017

In “China’s Jerusalem”, “anti-terror cameras” the new cross for churches to bear
South China Morning Post, April 3, 2017

China’s Xinjiang crackdown continues
The Diplomat, March 31, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

林郑月娥获北京任命为香港特首 7月1日就任 (Carrie Lam receives Beijing appointment as CE of Hong Kong, to take office on July 1)
Radio France Internationale, March 31, 2017中国/20170331-林郑月娥获北京任命为香港特首-7月1日就任

民主派促林郑月娥撤回压两制的白皮书 (Democrats urge Carrie Lam to repeal white paper that suppresses “two systems”)
Radio France Internationale, April 1, 2017中国/20170401-民主派促林郑月娥撤回压两制的白皮书

“Alarmed and outraged”: Over 200 scholars criticize prosecution of Hong Kong pro-democracy leaders
Hong Kong Free Press, April 1, 2017

Commentary (评论)

The New York Times vs. the “Great Firewall” of China
The New York Times, March 31, 2017

The role of Beijing’s “invisible hand” in the chief executive elections
Hong Kong Free Press, April 2, 2017

香港观察:落选曾俊华给北京启示 (What does John Tsang’s loss reveal to Beijing?)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 31, 2017