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, April 04, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China jails two Guangdong rights activists for “subversive” online posts
Radio Free Asia, March 31, 2017

”The authorities yielded”: Professor speaks as ordeal in China ends
The New York Times, April 1, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

China could roll out Chongqing VPN ban, fines nationwide: activists
Radio Free Asia, April 3, 2017

China PR efforts face challenges
Voice of America, April 3, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Activists plan protests ahead of Chinese President's Mar-a-Lago summit with Trump
Radio Free Asia, April 3, 2017

习近平访美前夕 709家属再致函美总统特朗普 (On the eve of Xi Jinping’s visit to the U.S., 709 family members send another letter to President Trump)
Radio Free Asia, April 3, 2017

香港支联会清明节献花悼念六四 吁结束一党专政 (Tomb Sweeping Day: Hong Kong Alliance pays tribute to June Fourth victims, urges end to one-party dictatorship)
Radio Free Asia, April 4, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Why one writer is fighting to call China’s Communist Party to account for its wrongdoings
South China Morning Post, April 4, 2017

SPP to increase supervision of local police stations
China Daily, April 4, 2017

当局显对赵紫阳松动 罕见允许大批民众前往富强胡同祭奠 (Chinese authorities allow large number of people to attend memorial service for Zhao Ziyang, in rare loosening of standard procedure)
Radio France International, April 4, 2017中国/20170404-当局显对赵紫阳松动-罕见允许大批民众前往赵家祭奠

Call for Trump to press Xi on human rights issues at summit
South China Morning Post, April 4, 2017

Free China's Heroes Initiative: CECC Highlights Prisoners of Conscience Cases in Advance of President Xi Jinping’s Visit
Congressional-Executive Commission on China, April 4, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

New Google Translate app now available in China as company tries to edge back in
The Washington Post, March 29, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong's restive youth prepare for long struggle with Beijing
Voice of American, April 4, 2017

Lam pledges to convey Hong Kong pan-democrat call for restart of political reform during talks in Beijing
South China Morning Post, April 4, 2017

Is it too late to save Hong Kong from Beijing’s authoritarian grasp? – podcast
The Guardian, April 3, 2017

雨伞运动领袖黄之锋与三一八学运领袖林飞帆、陈为廷声援赴中被拘留的李明哲 (Umbrella movement leader Joshua Wong and Sunflower movement leaders Lin Fei-fan and Chen Wei-ting condemn continued detention of Lee Ming-che)
Radia Asia, April 2, 2017