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, June 14, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

Debating contests teach Chinese students an argument has two sides
The Economist, June 15, 2019

What China is saying about the Hong Kong protests
The Diplomat, June 14, 2019

China says Hong Kong extradition protests were “riots” sparked by foreign interference
Radio Free Asia, June 13, 2019

微博搜索封杀“香港加油”酒店NHK及CNN新闻亦被断线 (“Go Hong Kong” censored from Weibo; NHK and CNN blocked in hotels in mainland China for covering Hong Kong protests)
Radio France Internationale, June 13, 2019

Taiwanese man faces Thai trial for allowing radio broadcasts into China
Radio Free Asia, June 13, 2019

Hotels in Chinese cities near North Korean border forced to block access to South Korean TV
Radio Free Asia, June 13, 2019

Beijing issues teacher's ethics guideline to raise standard
China News Service, June 13, 2019
HRIC note: The teachers’ ethics guidelines include a provision forbidding “revealing national secrets and endangering national security and authority of the Communist Party of China.”