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, May 04, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Germany says Liu Xiaobo's widow is welcome “at any time”
Associated Press, May 3, 2018

广东全面启动刑案律师辩护全覆盖,试行指定辩护与被告人自愿相结合制度 (Guangdong pilots program to provide defense counsel in all criminal cases, defendants may refuse assigned lawyers)
Legal Daily, May 3, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

No regrets: Xi says Marxism still “totally correct” for China
Reuters, May 4, 2018

Xi encourages lifetime loyalty to Party among young people
Xinhua News Agency, May 4, 2018

急刹车后短视频行业路在何方?专家:尽快建立内容审查机制 (Short video platforms flourish in China, experts advocate for content review mechanism)
Economic Reference, May 3, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China’s teachers follow their American colleagues out on strike
China Labor Bulletin, May 4, 2018

World Press Freedom Day 2018: Xi Jinping, release Tibetan Tashi Wangchuk – charged over a NYTimes report
Hong Kong Free Press, May 3, 2018

安徽高岭村民与警冲突 抗议建垃圾焚烧厂 (Villagers in Anhui clash with police in protest against construction of waste incineration plant)
Radio Free Asia, May 3, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

In China’s cities, young people with rural ties are angry
The Economist, May 3, 2018

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

U.S. says will be consequences for China's South China Sea militarization
Reuters, May 4, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Lawmaker Ted Hui seeks explanation from Privacy Commissioner over gov’t officers in legislature
Hong Kong Free Press, May 4, 2018

Privacy Commissioner says lawmakers’ movements in legislature are not sensitive information
Hong Kong Free Press, May 4, 2018

Activist plans “alternative” English-language candlelit vigil to mark 29 years since Tiananmen massacre
Hong Kong Free Press, May 4, 2018

Around 6,500 people emigrated from Hong Kong in 2017 – a 12-year low
Hong Kong Free Press, May 3, 2018

We must integrate with China’s trade plans, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam warns lawmakers – or risk losing out
South China Morning Post, May 3, 2018

Commentary (评论)

China's President Xi Jinping is pushing a Marxist revival — but how communist is it really?
Australian Broadcasting Corporation, May 4, 2018

Karl Marx, Cai Yuanpei, and the legacies of May Fourth
RADII, May 4, 2018

China must release detained crane workers on strike & would-be May 1st protesters
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, May 3, 2018