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.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

The hard reality behind China’s soft power
Time, December 14, 2015

安徽村民遭刑讯逼供承认杀人, 2个月后"死者"返家 (Anhui villager confessed to murder under torture, 2 months later the “deceased” returned home)
Legal Daily, December 9, 2015

涉刑讯逼供“冤案”岂可私了 (How can a case of miscarriage of justice case involving torture possibly be settled privately?)
The Beijing News, December 11, 2015

UN Torture Committee Concludes Review of China with Scathing Observations
Human Rights in China, December 19, 2015

China anticorruption cases have quadrupled since 2013, study says
Wall Street Journal, December 11, 2015

Dead, detained or missing: China's businessmen and officials are disappearing
South China Morning Post, December 12, 2015

Chinese billionaire Guo Guangchang reappears after “assisting authorities”
The Guardian, December 14, 2015

Staging corruption: The link between Chinese television and politics
Caixin, December 12, 2015