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 12, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

回應李明哲事件 國台辦:別有用心人士借機製造事端 (Taiwan Affairs Office in response to Li Ming-che case: People with ulterior motives are using it to provoke conflict)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 12, 2017

國台辦:李明哲依法受查 已透過台灣團體通報其妻 (Taiwan Affairs Office: Li Ming-che is under investigation in accordance with law, his wife has been notified through a Taiwanese group)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 12, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

China blocks South Korean TV in dispute over missile defense
Radio Free Asia, April 11, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

中国民革委员挑战泸州命案结论受压改看法 (Revolutionary Committee member pressured into changing his view criticizing Luzhou murder case)
Voice of America, April 12, 2017

抗议“综合工时制” 沃尔玛中国员工与资方展开拉锯战 (Walmart and its Chinese employees in “tug of war” over imposition of comprehensive working time system)
Radio Free Asia, April 11, 2017

Ethnic Mongolians clash with police, claim official corruption linked to insurance
内蒙逾千农牧民抗议政府侵吞补偿 十多人被捕多人受伤
Radio Free Asia, April 11, 2017

Feminists criticize depiction of women in anti-graft TV show
China Film Insider, April 12, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese police account in death of Sichuan student raises questions
Voice of America, April 11, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

习近平指香港矛盾显露 不提民主料对港续推强硬路线 (Xi Jinping says conflict in Hong Kong is visible, does not mention democracy, attracts speculation that Beijing will continue hard line approach for Hong Kong)
Radio France Internationale, April 12, 2017中国/20170412-习近平指香港矛盾显露-不提民主料对港续推强硬路线

One more arrested for alleged rioting during Mong Kok unrest
Hong Kong Free Press, April 4, 2017

Hong Kong lawmaker arrested and charged after flipping flags at legislative meeting
Hong Kong Free Press, April 12, 2017

倒插旗帜算不算侮辱国旗?(Is it flag desecration to place a flag upside down?)
Deutsche Welle, April 12, 2017倒插旗帜算不算侮辱国旗/a-38400026

Commentary (评论)

“Ghost in the Shell” is a poem to Hong Kong as it faces the 20th anniversary of its handover to China
Quartz, April 11, 2017