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.

Monday, May 01, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China sends warning to lawyers with secret trials: Two-year crackdown on activists comes amid political tightening
Financial Times, May 1, 2017

709案谢阳律师妻子斥专案组欺骗 (Wife of lawyer Xie Yang reprimands special investigation team for deception)
Voice of America, May 1, 2017

709案家属发声明要家人真正自由 (Wives of 709 victims issue statement requesting genuine freedom for their family members)
Voice of America, April 30, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

China taking on Wikipedia with its own online encyclopaedia
South China Morning Post, April 30, 2017

China is recruiting 20,000 people to write its own Wikipedia
Vice, May 1, 2017

China Film Insiders: Winston Ma
China Film Insider, April 27, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

艾滋求职者就业权被侵害 51律师五一致信两部委 (51 lawyers send joint letter to Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security and National Health and Family Planning Commission regarding employment rights for AIDS victims)
Radio Free Asia, May 1, 2017

Thousands of Hongkongers join Labour Day marches for better rights and benefits
South China Morning Post, May 1, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

苏州阻止各地公民祭奠民主先驱林昭 (Suzhou authorities prevent local citizens from commemorating democracy pioneer Lin Zhao)
Voice of America, April 30, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Hong Kong students design app to help human trafficking victims
South China Morning Post, May 1, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

美国会邀香港民主人士就回归状况作证 (U.S. will invite Hong Kong democrats to testify on current situation since the handover)
Voice of America, April 30, 2017

港府再起诉社运人士 泛民斥为习近平访港粉饰太平
Hong Kong arrests nine pro-democracy activists in ongoing “purge” of opposition figures Radio Free Asia, April 27, 2017

京官要求港人敬畏中国制度 被批可笑兼落伍 (Beijing official requests Hong Kong revere Chinese political system, critics says it’s obsolete and ridiculous)
Radio France International, April 29, 2017中国/20170429-京官要求港人敬畏中国制度-被批可笑兼落伍