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.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

维权律师王全璋之妻李文足短暂被拘后获释 (Li Wenzu, wife of rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang, released after short detention during her march advocating for husband)
Voice of America, April 10, 2018

上访连坐?湖南蓝山县称“影响子女前途” (Local authorities in Human threaten petitioners with their children's future)
Radio Free Asia, April 9, 2018

China sends prominent Muslim poet for ideological “re-education”
Radio Free Asia, April 9, 2018

江苏全面开展庭审网络直播:以直播为原则、不直播为例外 (Jiangsu High Court to start comprehensive live streaming of all court hearings, exceptions will need approval)
People's Court Daily, April 9, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

江雪:微信个人帐号被封记 (WeChat account of independent investigative journalist shut down)
The Initium, April 10, 2018

China arrests journalist for “spreading rumors” after he reported on Yili Group
Committee to Protect Journalists, April 6, 2018

China’s censors take aim at six-year-old game Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Abacus, April 9, 2018

安卓应用商店已下架今日头条、网易新闻、凤凰新闻、天天快报四款应用 (Toutiao, NetEase News, Phoenix News, Tiantian Kuaibao suspended from Android app stores)
Caijing, April 9, 2018

China state media say 4 popular news apps suspended
Associated Press, April 9, 2018

China launches campaigns to clean up cultural environment
Xinhua News Agency, April 9, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China’s #MeToo: How a 20-year-old rape case became a rallying cry
The New York Times, April 9, 2018

Academic exploitation in China: Online voices help three victims speak from beyond the grave
What’s On Weibo, April 9, 2018

七旬老妇羁押后离世 广东佛山村民护地维权 (Guangdong villagers fight for land rights after old woman dies following police detention)
Radio Free Asia, April 9, 2018

National Security & Counterterrorism (国家安全和反恐)

China's Xi urges Taiwan business community to shun independence
Reuters, April 10, 2018

China demands halt of U.S. arms sales to Taiwan
Reuters, April 9, 2018

“Impossible”: China denies planning military base in Vanuatu
The Guardian, April 9, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Help detained bookseller and improve domestic workers’ rights, Hong Kong told in submission to UN
South China Moring Post, April 10, 2018

These accusations are libelous, says ex-Hong Kong leader CY Leung as democrats launch HK$2m crowdfunded investigation
Hong Kong Free Press, April 10, 2018

CY Leung exhorts Hong Kong’s advisers to Beijing to strengthen society’s love for China and safeguard national security
South China Morning Post, April 10, 2018

政權畫紅線限學運發展 學者:學運有涯,前進是岸 (Regime draws red line to keep a lid on student movement, marching forward is the only way out)
Inmediahk, April 9, 2018

Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong joins Chinese dissident Wang Dan’s think tank
Hong Kong Free Press, April 9, 2018

Only HKU can decide whether Benny Tai should be sacked over independence remarks, says education chief
Hong Kong Free Press, April 9, 2018

Fears parts of world's longest sea bridge are floating away
The Guardian, April 9, 2018

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge breakwater design scientific, reasonable and safe, says top gov’t official
Hong Kong Free Press, April 10, 2018

Commentary (评论)

India and China: lessons on how not to tackle inequality
The Conversation, April 10, 2018

With its latest human rights council resolution, China continues its assault on the UN human rights framework
China Change, April 9, 2018

Why Chinese filmgoers don’t buy Hollywood’s values anymore
Sixth Tone, April 9, 2018

China-Africa relations in the Xi Jinping era
China File, April 9, 2018