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.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

中国维权律师子女受株连上学被拒 (Children of Chinese rights defense lawyer rejected by school)
Voice of America, May 18, 2017

Son of Chinese rights lawyer denied access to primary school after torture report
Radio Free Asia, May 17, 2017

The video Chinese police released to dispel claims of rights activist’s torture
South China Morning Post, May 18, 2017
Source video:

Rights lawyers defend against coerced statements; new torture claims emerge
China Digital Times, May 17, 2017

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

中国律师事务所新职位:政治委员 (A new post in Chinese law firms: Political Commissar)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 18, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

行走的“粉红女孩”:反性侵的广告牌 (The walking “pink lady”: A billboard against sexual assault)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 17, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

“赤壁五君子”之一袁兵获释 披露系狱期间曾遭强迫劳动、殴打 (Yuan Bing, 1 of 5 activists arrested in 2013, now released: He was beaten and subjected to forced labor in detention)
Radio Free Asia, May 17, 32017

高文谦:郭文贵爆料与习近平的两难选择 (Gao Wenqian: Guo Wengui’s exposé and Xi Jinping's dilemma)
Radio France International, May 15, 2017政治/20170518-【法广首发】-高文谦:郭文贵爆料与习近平的两难选择

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

中国欲在新疆地区扩大采集DNA (China to expand DNA data collection in Xinjiang district)
Deutsche Welle, May 16, 2017中国欲在新疆地区扩大采集dna/a-38865872

防止郭文贵涌现? 中国国家情报法草案范围扩至境外 (How to prevent another Guo Wengui? Scope of National Intelligence Law (draft) extends beyond national borders)
Radio Free Asia, May 17, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

共青团称加强引导港澳台青年接纳中国「听党话」(Communist Youth League: It will guide youths in Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan to accept China and obey the Party)
Radio France Internationale, May 17, 2017港澳台/20170517-共青团称加强引导港澳台青年接纳中国「听党话」