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.

Friday, April 07, 2017

Special Topic: Trump-Xi Summit (特别专题:习川峰会)

China's Xi urges trade cooperation in first meeting with Trump
Reuters, April 7, 2017

Trump hails 'tremendous' progress in talks with China's Xi
BBC, April 7, 2017

Dinner-time airstrike leaves China having to reassess Trump
The Guardian, April 7, 2017

China's press has been relatively mute on the Trump-Xi summit—here's why
CNBC, April 7, 2017

Spotlight: Xi, Trump engage in deep-going, friendly, long-time talks at Mar-a-Lago resort
Xinhua, April 7, 2017

习近平同特朗普开始举行中美元首会晤 (Xi Jinping, Donald Trump begin Sino-U.S. summit)
Xinhua, April 7, 2017

Trump: ‘Tremendous Progress’ Made with China’s Xi
Voice of America, April 7, 2017

HRIC statement: U.S.-China Summit: ‘Human Rights with Chinese Characteristics’ Hurt Chinese and American people
Human Rights in China, April 4, 2017

What Exactly Will Trump and Xi Discuss at Mar-a-Lago?
Pacific Standard, April 6, 2017

Commentary (评论)

Is Hong Kong on Its Way to Becoming Just Another City in the P.R.C.?
ChinaFile, March 31, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China blocks visit by Australian MPs because of rights criticism: sources
Reuters, April 6, 2017

中国政府因澳大利亚联署信函督促中国调查律师被酷刑报道, 而取消了澳大利亚议员访华 (Chinese gov’t cancels Australian MPs visit after Australia signs joint statement urging China to investigate reports of torture of lawyers)
Radio Free Asia, April 6, 2017

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers, Defenders and International Reactions: A Brief Chronology
Human Rights in China, August 21, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Minitrue: Delete information on Sichuan student’s death
China Digital Times, April 6, 2017

Northern China chokes on fake emissions data
Caixin, April 6, 2017

Chinese police order businesses to monitor use of public wi-fi
Radio Free Asia, April 6,2 017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Xi Jinping wants officials to declare allegiance to himself
The Economist, April 6, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

U.S. trade group hacked with Chinese software ahead of Xi summit
Reuters, April 6, 2017

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

Censure of officials sheds light on sweeping surveillance measures in China’s restive Xinjiang
South China Morning Post, April 7, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Emergence of digital media prompts minor improvement in Hong Kong press freedom, watchdog says
Hong Kong Free press, April 7, 2017

香港新闻自由指数微升 仍不合格 (Hong Kong press freedom slightly improves, but still not up to standard)
Radio Free Asia, April 6, 2017