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, September 06, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China to prosecute activist over support for letter calling on president to step down
Radio Free Asia, September 5, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

Why Australian universities have upset Chinese students
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 5, 2017

China censors discussion of North Korea's bomb test
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 4, 2017

网友忧朝鲜核爆,“氢弹”却成中国网络敏感词 (“Hydrogen bomb” gets censored on Chinese social media as netizens worry about the nuclear test in North Korea)
Voice of America, September 5, 2017

臨近選舉 Telegram失靈「澳門限定」? 竟要翻牆先上到 (Telegram goes offline in Macau as election closes in, and users need VPN to log in)
Macau Concealers, September 5, 2017

北京下发中小学生“三年养成计划”:1年级小学生会唱国歌 (Beijing education authority issues a “three year cultivation plan”, requiring first graders to be able to sing the National Anthem)
Legal Evening News, September 5, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

湖北省潜江市近百民师在市教育局示威 (Nearly 100 teachers in Hubei protest at local education authority for social security and official status)
Weiquanwang, September 5, 2017

石渠县藏人要求当局交代洛桑仁波切下落 (Tibetans in Sichuan write open letter to local gov’t demanding the whereabouts of a detained eminent monk)
Radio Free Asia, September 5, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China seeks to silence critics at U.N. forums: rights body report
Reuters, September 5, 2017

The costs of international advocacy
Human Rights Watch, September 5, 2017

China’s rights crackdown is called “most severe” since Tiananmen Square
The New York Times, September 5, 2017

南昌3家幼儿园疑似发生食物中毒 (120 kindergarteners in Jiangxi hospitalized after suspected food poisoning)
Xinhua News Agency, September 6, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Activists, academics and politicians establish independent fund to provide assistance to jailed protesters
Hong Kong Free Press, September 4, 2017

BBC “disappointed” after Hong Kong’s RTHK replaces World Service with state-run Chinese station
Hong Kong Free Press, September 5, 2017

Commentary (评论)

Chinese feminism beyond borders: Past, present and future
Wagic, August 24, 2017

A comprehensive bibliography of Liu Xiaobo’s writings
China Change, September 5, 2017