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 25, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Jailed Chinese lawyer force-fed medication, wife says
Agence France-Presse, May 23, 2017

This visualization shows China’s jailed, murdered and missing political prisoners
The Huffington Post, March 19, 2017

Badiucao: Two years on, 709 relatives’ alliance grows
China Digital Times, May 24, 2017

Repatriated cartoonist “being mistreated” in police detention center: Wife
Radio Free Asia, May 25, 2017

全面加强人民法院党的建设 (Zhou Qiang, Chief Justice and President of SPC: Comprehensively enhance party-building in People’s Courts)
Legal Daily, May 24, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

全国政府网站“晒家底”了:九成合格但还有个别“僵尸” (Nationwide gov’t website inspection: 90% pass but still some “zombie” sites)
Legal Daily, May 24, 2017

Is the Belt and Road project the answer to China's economic woes? Some aren't so sure.
Global Voices, May 25, 2017

China censored Google's AlphaGo match against world's best Go player
The Guardian, May 24, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Officials in China's Zhejiang forcibly install cameras in Protestant churches
Radio Free Asia, May 24, 2017

Chinese construction workers in Saipan still fighting for their wages
China Change, May 24, 2017

Beijing urges all Chinese to be responsible with public statements after outcry over overseas student’s speech
South China Morning Post, May 24, 2017

Taiwan same-sex marriage ruling brightens outlook for gay rights in China
Reuters, May 25, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

第三批中央环保督察组进驻满月 超3000人被问责 (A month after dispatch of 3rd group of environmental inspection teams, over 3000 people held accountable)
China News, May 24, 2017

China dispatches high-profile environment inspection teams
Xinhua, April 24, 2017

Former top prosecutor in Shanghai accused of taking bribes
South China Morning Post, May 25, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

文化部将对50家主要网络表演平台开展执法检查 (Ministry of Culture investigates 50 live streaming sites for illegal content)
China News, May 24, 2017

China shuts some live streaming sites, punishes companies
The Washington Post, May 24, 2017

头像也要实名,像像社交率先推出“头像实名制” (Profile photo should also be real: Face99 social media platform 1st to implement “profile photo real name registration”)
China News, May 24, 2017

Foreign firms grapple with China’s “punitive” cybersecurity laws
South China Morning Post, May 24, 2017