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, January 18, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

全国统战部长会议:今年要加强新的社会阶层人士统战工作 (United Front to work more on people from “new social hierarchy” in 2018)
United Front WeChat Public Account, January 18, 2018

Cities in China's Hebei province still top list of smoggiest places
Reuters, January 18, 2018

李克强动员农民工返乡创业被指习近平版上山下乡 (Li Keqiang encouraging migrant workers to back to their rural hometowns accused of being Xi Jinping’s version of Down to the Countryside Movement)
Radio France Internationale, January 18, 2018

Muslim children in Chinese county banned from attending religious events over break
Reuters, January 17, 2018

Chinese communist party to “resolutely” exclude “Janus-faced" members
The Diplomat, January 16, 2018