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.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

北京维权人士倪玉兰夫妇再被赶出派出所 声明“绝不自杀” (Beijing rights defender Ni Yulan and husband once again evicted from police station, declares “will never commit suicide”)
Radio Free Asia, May 2, 2017

709案家属遭骚扰 北京似急于结案 (Family members of 709 victims harassed, Beijing seems anxious to close case)
Voice of America, May 3, 2017

International lawyers, judges call on Beijing to release detained rights lawyer Xie Yang
Radio Free Asia, May 2, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

U.S. fake news feeds information-hungry audience in China
Financial Times, May 2, 2017

China to bar private companies from providing online news
Radio Free Asia, May 2, 2017

Internet News Information Service Management Rules
Cyberspace Administration of China, May 2, 2017
China Copyright and Media (English), May 2, 2017

China updates internet regulations to tighten control over online news
The Guardian, May 2, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China’s corruption clampdown risks policy paralysis
Financial Times, May 2, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s Tencent is a sleeping giant in the global artificial intelligence race
Quartz, May 3, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

No chance Beijing will reform Hong Kong electoral framework in next five years, Rita Fan says
South China Morning Post, May 3, 2017

Commentary (评论)

Activists in China pay a heavy price for fighting everyday injustices
South China Morning Post, May 2, 2017

Stand up for democracy in Hong Kong
The New York Times, May 3, 2017

Beijing’s interventions remind Hong Kong of the importance of national interests
South China Morning Post, May 3, 2017