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, March 29, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

響水爆炸七天後,被遺忘的村莊和求見亡夫遺體的妻子 (Tired of waiting for aid after Jiangsu chemical explosion, village residents discover village has been wiped off map)
The Initium, March 29, 2019

北京立法规定,违建强制拆除要全程音像记录 (Beijing revises urban planning regulations to require audio, video recording of forced eviction, demolition proceedings)
Beijing News, March 29, 2019

China says probing more people after former Interpol chief's fall
Reuters, March 28, 2019

China’s “social credit” scheme involves cajolery and sanctions
The Economist, March 28, 2019

How China used the Swedish ambassador to threaten Angela Gui; Foreign citizens are increasingly being used to carry out the dirty work of the Chinese regime
The Diplomat, March 28, 2019

Why did Taiwan's Tsai Ing-wen ask for U.S. arms during Hawaii visit?
Deutsche Welle, March 28, 2019

Nauru parliament rejects “one China” principle, recognizes Taiwan as independent nation
Taiwan News, March 26, 2019

Chinese deal with former Solomon Islands MPs to switch recognition after elections exposed
Solomon Times, March 27, 2019

The Massachusetts train company that China built
SupChina, March 28, 2019

《关于加强和改进中央和国家机关党的建设的意见》(In full: Opinion on prioritizing strengthening and improving Party-building in Central government and national institutions, with Xi Jinping as core)
Xinhua, March 28, 2019