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, November 30, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Lawyers’ account: Court in China adds last-minute charge in heavy sentence against rights leader Guo Feixiong
China Change, November 27, 2015

Sentencing of Guo Feixiong adds to serious abuse already suffered
Human Rights in China, November 27, 2015

Memories of torture and hope for redemption
China Digital Times, November 25, 2015

Jailed Chinese journalist Gao Yu granted medical parole after appeal in state secrets case
South China Morning Post, November 26, 2015

Gao Yu’s sentence reduction a poor substitute for justice
Human Rights in China, November 26, 2015

高瑜的两次认罪 (Gao Yu’s two confessions)
South China Morning Post, November 30, 2015

“Poor substitute for justice” says NGO as Chinese journalist granted medical parole
Hong Kong Free Press, November 27, 2015

张六毛即将尸检官方设限 家属出境受限再遭警骚扰 (On eve of Zhang Liumao’s autopsy, family harassed by police and restricted from leaving country)
Radio Free Asia, November 29, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

香港新网媒被指亲习近平 (Two new pro-Xi Jinping online media platforms established in HK)
Radio France Internationale, November 26, 2015

Improper readings of “improper discussion”
China Media Project, November 30, 2015

Chinese newspaper says banned Miss World contestant is aligned with “hostile” forces
The Guardian, November 30, 2015

Canadian Miss World contestant misguided by her values
Global Times, November 29, 2015

China bars Anastasia Lin, Miss World Canada (and rights advocate)
The New York Times, November 27, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Tibetans fight to salvage fading culture in China
The New York Times, November 29, 2015

Police in China's Guangxi hold 24 after firing pepper spray at protesters
Radio Free Asia, November 25, 2015

内蒙牧民维权代表被拘留 一牧民六千亩草场被强占 (Inner Mongolian leader of rights defending herdsmen detained, another herdsman’s 990 acres of pasture forcibly occupied)
Radio Free Asia, November 28, 2015

北京取消反家暴艺术展 (Beijing cancels anti-domestic violence art exhibition)
Radio France Internationale, November 26, 2015中国/20151126-北京取消揭露家暴艺术展

Beijing shuts down art exhibition on violence against women
The Guardian, November 26, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

人权观察:欧盟应该对中国坚持人权标准 (Human Rights Watch: The EU should uphold clear benchmarks for China’s human rights progress)
Voice of America, November 30, 2015

EU/China: Rights dialogues without benchmarks lack impact
Human Rights Watch, November 26, 2015

China accused of “tricking” dissidents into deportation
Al Jazeera, November 29, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

How the Occupy protests shaped the District Council elections
Hong Kong Free Press, November 28, 2015

HKFP Interview: HKU “whistleblower” Billy Fung on the HKU Council, Student Union, HKFS and more
Hong Kong Free Press, November 25, 2015

港大副校任命风波洩第五段录音 疑似李国章威胁告学生及大学 (HKU pro-VC appointment scandal: fifth audio clip leaked, voice believed to be of Arthur Li threatens to sue students and university)
South China Morning Post, November 27, 2015

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

What is China's plan for fighting global terrorism?
The Diplomat, November 27, 2015

中国对新疆“反恐”信息反复收放 被指借巴黎恐袭测西方态度 (Chinese media outlets issue and then delete “counterterrorism” news from Xinjiang: accused of taking advantage of Paris attacks to test Western countries’ attitudes)
Radio Free Asia, November 27, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Why the ABA downplayed China’s rights crackdown
China Digital Times, November 25, 2015