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 14, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

台湾就李明哲案持续争取国际组织声援 (Taiwan continues to ask international community for support for Li Ming-che case)
Voice of America, April 14, 2017

China’s Communist Party to evaluate lawyers based on “political performance”
South China Morning Post, April 14, 2017

哈尔滨两访民“被监视居住”期间遭袭击 家属质疑当局打击报复 (Two Harbin activists attacked while under residential surveillance, their families believe it’s an act of revenge by authorities)
Radio Free Asia, April 13, 2017

湖北良心犯王喻平健康堪忧 江苏单利华狱中缺医少药 (Health of Hubei prisoner of conscience, Wang Yuping deteriorates, Shan Lihua of Jiangsu lacks medicine in prison)
Radio Free Asia, April 13, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

习近平要记者讲政治 十九大前料再有监控措施 (Xi Jinping asks journalists to stay loyal to Party when reporting on politics, raises speculation about further implementation of monitoring measures before 19th Congress)
Radio France Internationale, April 14, 2017中国/20170414-习近平要记者讲政治-十九大前料再有监控措施

Western content is heading to Chinese social media feeds
CNBC, April 14, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

「東北虎」受賄一審判囚14年 (Former Heilongjiang provincial deputy director to NPC sentenced to 14-years imprisonment for graft in first instance trial)
Mingpao, April 14, 2017

China's Hebei vows to learn lessons from new graft probe
Reuters, April 13, 2017

China slams anti-pollution efforts in major cities, detains dozens
Radio Free Asia, April 13, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

议员「长毛」12年来破冰入中国 双方释出善意 (Hong Kong lawmaker “Long Hair” enters China after ban of 12 years, friendliness expressed on both sides)
Radio France Internationale, April 14, 2017中国/20170414-议员「长毛」12年来破冰入中国-双方释出善意

梁國雄稱邊防人員一度要求除下黃絲帶 其後放行 (Leung Kwok-hung asked by border officials to remove yellow ribbon, allowed to proceed afterwards)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 14, 2017