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 10, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

“Emaciated, unrecognizable”: China releases human rights lawyer from custody
The Guardian, May 10, 2017

陈桂秋:谢阳仍不自由 感谢营救者 (Chen Guiqiu: Xie Yang not free yet and a big thanks to rescuer)
Radio Free Asia, May 9, 2017

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

北京人权律师李和平获释回家 (Beijing rights defense lawyer Li Heping released and at home)
Voice of America, May 10, 2017

Related: Video: Chinese human rights lawyer Xie Yang “confesses” in exclusive “interview” [English subtitles]
Hong Kong Free Press, May 10, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

New Chinese game invites players to break “The Wall” of online censorship
South China Morning Post, May 10, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Protests grow in China's Guangdong amid police crackdown, information blackout
Radio Free Asia, May 9, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Beijing denies Taiwan put at risk by UN health forum snub
South China Morning Post, May 10, 2017

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

Xinjiang woman detained for sharing praise for Allah on social media—reports
Hong Kong Free Press, May 10, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

赞澳门基本法23条立法 张德江“醉翁之意” 何在 (Praising Macau for enacting laws for Article 23, what’s the real intention behind Zhang Dejiang’s comment?)
Deutsche Welle, May 9, 2017赞澳门基本法23条立法-张德江醉翁之意-何在/a-38764747

張德江沒回應是否借澳門之行向香港發話 (Zhang Dejiang does not comment about whether he is speaking to Hong Kong in his trip to Macau)
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 10, 2017

Commentary (评论)

长平观察:公然酷刑给你们看 (Observation: Torturing openly for you to see)
Deutsche Welle, May 9, 2017长平观察公然酷刑给你们看/a-38776432