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.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

709大抓捕:李和平妻子王峭岭呼吁709家属联合对抗当局枉法 (709 Crackdown: Li Heping’s wife Wang Qiaoling calls on 709 families to jointly oppose bending of the law by the authorities)
Radio Free Asia, May 1, 2017

中国维权律师之子在美呼吁还父亲清白 (U.S. based son of Chinese rights defense lawyer says that father is innocent)
Voice of America, May 1, 2017

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers, Defenders and International Reactions: A Brief Chronology
Human Rights in China, April 27, 2017

Tibetan doctor linked to self-immolation detained again
Radio Free Asia, May 1, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

High-profile Chinese blogger arrested for online comments, after years of police harassment
Global Voices, April 28, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Global brands have to live up to their commitments to Chinese workers
China Labor Bulletin, April 28, 2017

Workers stranded in Saipan without pay wrote letter to Chinese Consulate
China Change, May 1, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

World’s only Tiananmen museum returns to Hong Kong
Agence France-Presse, April 30, 2017

支联会六四专题展开幕 重现挡坦克绝食场面 (Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China launch June Fourth exhibition, focus on Tank Man and hunger strike scenes)
Radio Free Asia, May 1, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Netflix releases trailer for documentary about Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong
South China Morning Post, May 2, 2017

黄之锋:香港现为一国1.5制 (Joshua Wong: Hong Kong is now “1 Country 1.5 Systems”)
Voice of America, May 2, 2017

Hong Kong to pull out all the stops to mark 20 years of Chinese rule, but critics unimpressed
Hong Kong Free Press, April 30, 2017

Commentary (评论)

Should the Chinese government be in American classrooms?
The New York Review of Books, April 28, 2017

Chinese authorities strike against live streaming apps: Morality or censorship?
Hong Kong Free Press, May 1, 2017