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.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

In China, wives fight back after their activist husbands are jailed
The New York Times, May 18, 2017

China's “war on law”: victims’ wives tell U.S. Congress of torture and trauma
The Guardian, May 19, 2017
遭酷刑维权人士妻子出席美听证会 (Wives of tortured rights defense lawyers speak to U.S. Congress)
Deutsche Welle, May 19, 2017遭酷刑维权人士妻子出席美听证会/a-38898175

U.S. congressmen pledge to help those fighting for human rights in China
Voice of America, May 18, 2017

中国在押维权律师“被散步” 视频受质疑 (Video of detained Chinese rights defense lawyer “walking” called into question)
Voice of America, May 18, 2017

中国网友发起释放王全璋视频呼吁行动 (Chinese Internet users initiate video campaign to support Wang Quanzhang and call for his release)
Voice of America, May 18, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

WeChat allows content sharing with banned Facebook, Twitter
South China Morning Post, May 18, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Former senior Jiangsu official sentenced to four years for bribery, illegal foreign exchange purchase
Xinhua, May 18, 2017

One belt, one road, total corruption
China Change, May 18, 2017

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

Draft intelligence law expands surveillance
China Digital Times, May 18, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Police charge lawmaker “Long Hair” after he took files from official at legislature 6 months ago
Hong Kong Free Press, May 19, 2017