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.

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

泸州学生坠亡事件持续发酵 警方抓捕民众引发公愤 (Public outrage over police arrests of netizens who posted online about incident in which Luzhou student fell to death)
Radio Free Asia, April 4, 2017

发挥互联网优势 让辟谣更有力 (Utilizing power of the Internet to combat rumors more effectively)
Beijing Youth Daily, March 29, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

山东辱母杀人案中警察多人遭失职立案审查 (Multiple police officers investigated for neglect of duty in “murder after mother insulted” case)
Radio France Internationale, April 3, 2017中国/20170403-山东辱母杀人案中警察多人遭失职立案审查

贪官外逃咋样活? 官媒多说在外国活不下去 (What happens to absconded corrupt officials? State media says they aren’t doing so well)
Radio France Internationale, April 3, 2017中国/20170403-贪官外逃咋样活-官媒多说在外国活不下去

China’s “House of Cards” hits the TV screen as Xi Jinping whips his cadres
South China Morning Post, April 5, 2017

Tibetan families ordered from their homes in Chamdo's Dzogang County
Radio Free Asia, April 4, 2017

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

Xinjiang police search Uyghur homes for “illegal items”
Radio Free Asia, April 4, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong's restive youth prepare for long struggle with Beijing
Reuters, April 3, 2017

Commentary (评论)

Trump is a Chinese agent
The New York Times, March 30, 2017

Hong Kong’s Occupy protests as a public nuisance… It took two years to notice this?
Hong Kong Free Press, April 5, 2017

Lam’s election a jolt back to reality for Hong Kong
Lowy Institute, April 5, 2017