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 09, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China rights lawyer Xie Yang's family says U.S. helped them flee
South China Morning Post, May 8, 2017

谢阳法庭上改口称未遭刑讯逼供 (Xie Yang says in court that he was not tortured or coerced to confess)
Deutsche Welle, May 8, 2017谢阳法庭上改口称未遭刑讯逼供/a-38748109

China dismisses UN criticism of lawyer’s detention as “interference”
Agence France-Presse, May 9, 2017

The Chinese human rights lawyers seen as enemies of the state
Agence France-Presse, May 8, 2017

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers and Defenders
Human Rights in China, April 27, 2017

中国外交部发言人拒绝联合国人权办的批评 (Spokesperson of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of PRC rejects criticism by U.N. Human Rights Council)
Radio Free Asia, May 8, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

China publishes more science research with fabricated peer-review than everyone else put together
Quartz, May 9, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Taiwan activists urge China not to politicize U.N. health meeting
Reuters, May 8, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong bookseller abducted by China vows to reopen shop in Taiwan
The Guardian, May 8, 2017

China official lauds Macau security law in hint to Hong Kong
Washington Post, May 9, 2017

Commentary (评论)

Ai Weiwei: How censorship works
The New York Times, May 9, 2017