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 27, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

709大抓捕:江天勇家属再遭当局警告不得与外国人接触 (709 Crackdown: Family of Jiang Tianyong warned again by authorities not to get in touch with foreigners)
Radio Free Asia, April 26, 2017

709家属致川普总统(第四封信) (709 Families’ Fourth Letter to President Trump)
Human Rights in China, March 26, 2017

Calls grow for release of Tibet's Panchen Lama, now 28
Radio Free Asia, April 26, 2017

China investigating cases of detained Taiwanese activist, and unsuccessful Chinese asylum seeker
Hong Kong Free Press, April 27, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

全球新闻自由恶化 中国排名倒数第五 (Freedom of press deteriorates across the globe, China ranks the bottom fifth)
Deutsche Welle, April 26, 2017全球新闻自由恶化-中国排名倒数第五/a-38591054

He tweeted about Chinese government corruption. Twitter suspended his account.
The New York Times, April 26, 2017

China’s most wanted man is in the United States
Quartz, April 26, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

北京给在华德国政治基金会开放"绿灯" (Beijing gives the green light to Konrad Adenauer Foundation funding in China)
Deutsche Welle, April 26, 2017北京给在华德国政治基金会开放绿灯/a-38601107

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

China party urges Uighur youth to “love motherland” to avoid “terrorist” label
Reuters, April 27, 2017

Village crackdown on “illegal religious activities” nets dozens of Uyghurs
Radio Free Asia, April 26, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

New arrests in Hong Kong as police hold nine democracy activists
The Guardian, April 27, 2017

反人大釋法遊行 8人今早遭登門拘捕 (Eight people arrested this morning over protest against Beijing’s interpretation of Basic Law in November)
InmediaHK, April 27, 2017

警方拘捕反釋法遊行人士 梁國雄稱欲製造寒蟬效應 (Lawmaker Leung Kwok-hung says the gov’t is trying to create “chilling effect” with arrests of participants in November protest)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 27, 2017

HK Timeline: The Struggle for Democracy & Universal Suffrage
Human Rights in China, April 6, 2017

重开公民广场以纾缓紧张 现任特首再与候任特首抬杠 (Incumbent CE and CE-elect in conflict again over the reopening of Civic Square which aims to ease tension in society)
Radio France Internationale, April 25, 2017政治/20170425-重开公民广场以纾缓紧张-现任特首再与候任特首抬杠

Commentary (评论)

CDT bookshelf: JFK Miller on “trickle-down censorship”
China Digital Times, April 26, 2017

香港的未来充满不确定性 (Full of uncertainties in Hong Kong’s future)
Financial Times, April 27, 2017