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, February 01, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

China to block overseas VPN services from end of March
Radio Free Asia, January 31, 2018

Interview: Young Chinese developer drops circumvention project over “doxing” threat
Radio Free Asia, January 31, 2018

《劉曉波紀念詩集》周四出版 港台兩地有售 (Collection of poems commemorating Liu Xiaobo published and on shelf in Hong Kong and Taiwan from Thursday)
Mingpao, January 31, 2018

The death of Shanghai’s iconic independent bookstore
The Diplomat, January 31, 2018

China orders Muji to destroy catalog over “problem map”
Associated Press, January 31, 2018

无印良品回应问题地图:漏绘钓鱼岛等属实,已按要求整改 (Pressed by China, Japanese retailer Muji destroys “problem map” with “errors” concerning Taiwan and Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands)
The Paper, January 30, 2018