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 28, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China sentences prominent rights lawyer in closed trial
Reuters, April 28, 2017

709大抓捕:锋锐所律师再遭刁难 刘晓原等年检被卡 (709 Crackdown: Fengrui law firm challenged again, annual examination for lawyers including Liu Xiaoyuan delayed)
Radio Free Asia, April 27, 2017

China rights activist Ni Yulan forcibly evicted from newly-rented house, living at a police station
Hong Kong Free Press, April 27, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

China is world-leading censor with “total control” over news: Press Freedom Group
Radio Free Asia, April 27, 2017

China offers rare insight into punishment for speaking with foreign media
The Wall Street Journal, April 27, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China embraces art for the people, by the people
The New York Times, April 27, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

No hiding place: China releases street names of fugitives holed up abroad
Reuters, April 27, 2017

中纪委反腐本月打“虎”六人 (Central Commission for Discipline Inspection charges six officials for graft this month)
Radio France Internationale, April 27, 2017中国/20170427-中纪委反腐本月打“虎”六人

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

中共官员呼吁维吾尔青年 “热爱祖国” (Central gov’t official tells Uyghur youth to be patriotic)
Deutsche Welle, April 27, 2017中共官员呼吁维吾尔青年热爱祖国/a-38608722

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong protest organizers arrested ahead of expected visit by China’s President
The New York Times, April 27, 2017

Amnesty Int’l urges Hong Kong to halt prosecutions aimed at “punishing dissenting voices”
Hong Kong Free Press, April 27, 2017

楊岳橋指充滿政治目的 質疑為何親中報章預先知拘捕行動 (Alvin Yeung says recent prosecutions are politically motivated, doubts why pro-central gov’t news outlet predicted the arrests)
Mingpao, April 27, 2017

連串檢控被批政治檢控 梁美芬:七警案後須顯示「公平公正對待不同政見」(Recent arrests criticized for being political persecution, Priscilla Leung: Gov’t’s impartiality towards different political views ought to be shown after “seven police” case)
Mingpao, April 28, 2017

亚冠杯香港分组赛:广州恒大球迷晒反“港独”标语 (Guangzhou Evergrande fans display anti-Hong Kong independence banner during AFC Champion League match)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 25, 2017

EU presses for Hong Kong electoral reform after “politically challenging” 2016
South China Morning Post, April 27, 2017