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, April 13, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

Horns honk, and censors in China get a headache
The New York Times, April 12, 2018

全国扫黄打非办要求网络直播坚持正确导向,直播平台不得出现淫秽色情等不良内容 (National Office Against Pornographic and Illegal Publications meets with 18 live-streaming, short video platforms demanding “content security” and strengthened content review)
Legal Daily, April 12, 2018

网民微信称“习皇”被警拘 人民网“不忘反个人崇拜”文被删 (Netizen detained for calling Xi Jinping “Emperor Xi”. Article warning cult of personality censored on mouthpiece website)
Radio Free Asia, April 12, 2018

聂辰席:各级广播电视部门机构要把宪法宣传教育作为重大主题 (SART requires radio and TV organizations to push propaganda of Constitution, “unswervingly safeguard authorities and centralized leadership of Party Central with Xi Jinping as core”), April 12, 2018

New target for China’s censors: Content driven by artificial intelligence
The Wall Street Journal, April 11, 2018