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 21, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China to try political refugee forcibly repatriated by Thailand for subversion
Radio Free Asia, April 20, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

中国异议漫画家“变态辣椒”获“聚焦审查”国际言论自由奖 (Chinese political cartoonist Rebel Pepper receives International Freedom of Speech Award from Index on Censorship)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 20, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

国际人士致函习近平要求释放台活动人士 (International community writes to Xi Jinping calling for release of Taiwanese activist)
Voice of America, April 20, 2017

桂民海瑞典获奖 其家人盼关注 (Gui Minhai awarded in Sweden, family urges attention to his case)
Deutsche Welle, April 20, 2017桂民海瑞典获奖-其家人盼关注/a-38525702

Chinese Internet users mock county’s “reach us if you can” suggestion box
South China Morning Post, April 21, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

国际红通后,好戏还在后头?!(More to come after Interpol “red notice”?)
Deutsche Welle, April 20, 2017国际红通后好戏还在后头/a-38509381

Chinese billionaire accused by former spy chief in video
Guardian, April 21, 2017

內地熱論反貪腐劇《人民的名義》 環時:不應過度引申 中國影視還駕馭不了「真實貪官」 (Global Times on hit anti-graft drama “In the Name of People”: Too much inference should not be drawn, Chinese entertainment media still hasn’t grasped “real” corruption)
Mingpao, April 21, 2017

最高檢網站可舉報「正國級」官員 (Now possible to report state-level officials on website of Supreme People's Procuratorate)
Mingpao, April 21, 2017

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

China bans “extreme” Islamic baby names among Xinjiang's Uyghurs
防新生儿取名涉恐 新疆列名单限制
Radio Free Asia, April 20, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong history exam probes Communist Party’s changing line on democracy, pre-handover fears
Hong Kong Free Press, April 20, 2017

3被告早前提上訴 次被告7月申保釋 (Three defendants in Mong Kok riot case apply for appeal, 2nd defendant applies for bail in July)
Mingpao, April 20, 2017