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.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Beijing's rewards for unmasking foreign “spies” leaves NGOs, journalists at risk
Radio Free Asia, April 12, 2017

上海律师李天天被以“寻滋罪”刑拘 疑曝光国保身份遭报复 (Shanghai-based lawyer Li Tiantian believed to be criminally detained over “picking quarrels and provoking troubles” charge after exposing identity of a domestic security officer)
Radio Free Asia, April 12, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

中国政府对微信的审查扩展到图片 (Chinese gov’t extends censorship to pictures on WeChat)
Radio Free Asia, April 13, 2017

We (can’t) Chat: “709 Crackdown” discussions blocked on Weibo and WeChat
Citizen Lab, April 13, 2017

China jails social media user for two years for satire about president, Chairman Mao
Radio Free Asia, April 12, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

陕西两千民师省信访局上访 要求释放维权代表 (2,000 teachers in Shaanxi march to provincial Bureau of Letters and Calls to demand release of rights defending representatives)
Radio Free Asia, April 13, 2017

各地老兵上访此起彼伏 重庆百余老兵市府要求落实中央文件 (Wave of veterans protests continues: Over 100 veterans protest in front of Chongqing city gov't to ask for implementation of central documentation)
Radio Free Asia, April 13, 2017

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

Authorities urge Kyrgyz herdsmen to spy on Uyghurs in China’s Xinjiang
Radio Free Asia, April 12, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong's next leader wants to make life easier for pupils
The Economist, April 12, 2017

Commentary (评论)

《人民的名义》:过不过时 现实如此?(The hit anti-graft drama “In the Name of People”: Is it outdated? Is it realistic?)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 12, 2017

京城密語:中紀委不滿意反腐劇《人民的名義》(Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said to be upset about anti-graft drama “In the Name of People”)
Mingpao, April 13, 2017

Chinese courts must encourage witness cross-examination to ensure a fairer trial
South China Morning Post, April 12, 2017