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.

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese crane operators stage nationwide strike ahead of Labor Day
全国塔吊工人五一如期罢工 多处工地停工
Radio Free Asia, May 1, 2018

Translation: Yue Xin “On the Week Since My Open Letter” (Full Text)
China Digital Times, May 1, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Father detained after 7-year-old son thrown off bridge in southwest China
South China Morning Post, May 2, 2018

How Chinese veterans could derail President Xi’s plans
The Diplomat, May 1, 2018

中非合作被诋毁,人民日报:鞋子合不合脚,只有穿鞋的人知道 (Chinese ambassador to Malawi responds to criticism of Chinese investment in Africa on People’s Daily: Whether the shoes fit, only the wearer knows)
People’s Daily, April 30, 2018

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

Chinese state media accuse Taiwan of sour grapes after ally poached
Reuters, May 2, 2018

China's new “tug-of-war” with Taiwan over influence in the Pacific
The Sydney Morning Herald, May 2, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

9被告全部罪成 三星期後聽取求情判刑 另1人仍棄保潛逃 (All remaining 9 defendants found guilty of rioting by Hong Kong court)
Mingpao, May 2, 2018

Hong Kong’s top court rejects bid by banks and law firms to intervene in LGBT appeal
Hong Kong Free Press, May 2, 2018

Cantonese a dialect, not a mother tongue, says Hong Kong Education Bureau supporting material on Mandarin
Hong Kong Free Press, May 2, 2018

“Enough! Stand up!”: Thousands march for labor rights, urging standard working hours in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Free Press, May 2, 2018

Gov’t will not reveal full design, security details of new Express Rail terminal, as they could be for terror attacks
Hong Kong Free Press, May 1, 2018

Calls to better protect mothers after employee alleges discrimination at cosmetics firm Crabtree & Evelyn
Hong Kong Free Press, May 1, 2018

Commentary (评论)

中國還有希望嗎?從中國的公民社會說起 (Is there still hope in China? Let's start from civil society)
Inmediahk, May 2, 2018

香港工人的惡夢,何時終結? (When will Hong Kong workers’ nightmare be over?)
Inmediahk, May 2, 2018

Hong Kong’s pan-democrat lawmakers should accept Beijing’s hand of friendship
South China Morning Post, May 2, 2018

Xi Jinping and the third Chinese revolution
The Diplomat, May 2, 2018

Taiwan shining: the island with global potential as a tech and free speech stronghold
Hong Kong Free Press, May 1, 2018

Authoritarian China should immediately set Liu Xia free
The Asahi Shimbun, May 1, 2018

France’s Macron buys into China’s rights vision
Human Rights Watch, April 27, 2018