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 27, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

709律师续受打压 李和平面临吊照要求听证 (Rights lawyer Li Heping stripped of license to practice following detention)
Radio Free Asia, April 26, 2018

Germany, US renew calls for release of Liu Xiaobo’s widow from house arrest
South China Morning Post, April 26, 2018

China moves to police its history with new law
The Wall Street Journal, April 26, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese journalist held for “libel” of Yili chairman Pan Gang
写小说被认为“诽谤伊利” 作者刘成昆被跨省抓捕
Radio Free Asia, April 26, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Sim Chi Yin, a patient photographer, wins Chris Hondros award
The New York Times, April 25, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Alibaba to help Chinese courts go on cloud
Xinhua News Agency, April 27, 2018

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

台“陆生共谍案”二审维持有罪判决 (Taiwan court upholds sentence, sends Chinese spy to jail)
Deutsche Welle, April 26, 2018

Taiwan accuses China of compromising global health over WHO ban
Agence France-Presse, April 26, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

In Pictures: Labor Party member assaulted at Fanling golf course protest
Hong Kong Free Press, April 27, 2018

Democratic Party will not oppose possible probe into phone-grabbing lawmaker
Hong Kong Free Press, April 27, 2018

Pro-independence activist Andy Chan files final appeal against failed election bid
Hong Kong Free Press, April 26, 2018

Gay Games is Hong Kong’s chance to show the city’s inclusivity – will it recognize same-sex unions and legislate to protect LGBT rights?
South China Morning Post, April 26, 2018

Commentary (评论)

王光亞老而不死 (Beijing official Wang Guangya is old, he just won’t die)
Inmediahk, April 27, 2018

程翔:悼「六四」、抗威權 香港在中國威權統治下的前景及我們的應對 (Mourn June Fourth, fight against authoritarianism: Future of Hong Kong under Chinese authoritarian rule and what can we do)
Inmediahk, April 27, 2018