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 07, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

The man who controls the headlines
China Media Project, December 4, 2015

China suspends reporters over Xi “resigns” typo
Al Jazeera, December 6, 2015

China marks first anniversary of Constitution Day with awkward silence
China Change, December 4, 2015

弘扬宪法精神加强宪法实施报告会举行 (Work report conference on promoting constitutional spirit, strengthening its implementation)
People's Daily, December 5, 2015

中国作家傅志彬因“洗脑”一书被判入狱 (Chinese author Fu Zhibin imprisoned for book on “brainwashing”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 4, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Labor activists detained for doing the job of the trade union
China Labor Bulletin, December 5, 2015

Number of strikes and worker protests in China hits record high in November
China Labor Bulletin, December 3, 2015

One Tibetan protester is freed, two others are jailed
Radio Free Asia, December 7, 2015

Detained NGO staff released after police fail to find evidence of prostitution
Caixin, December 4, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

EU-China Human Rights Dialogue

European Union raises human rights issues in Tibet with China
The Tibet Post, December 5, 2015

China-Europe human rights forum focuses on children
The State Council Information Office of the People's Republic of China, December 7, 2015

Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)
Human Rights in China

Wife seeking redress over death of husband in custody is jailed for “blackmailing government”
South China Morning Post, December 4, 2015

China says corruption suspect returned from U.S.
Hong Kong Free Press, December 6, 2015

Bribery confession in China calls into question integrity of college admissions
The New York Times, December 4, 2015

“Fu shakes China”: Former police chief heads stock probe
China Digital Times, December 5, 2015

China military tells officers to hold their tongues on reform concerns
Reuters, December 6, 2015

Chinese businessman linked to corruption scandals dies in prison, reports say
The New York Times, November 29, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China and the curious case of the OPM hack
The Diplomat, December 5, 2015

Experts question China's promise to curb cybercrime
The Christian Science Monitor, December 4, 2015

Apple denies “censorship hurdles” with upcoming Chinese version of news app
Hong Kong Free Press, December 4, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Controversial “Internet Article 23” may pass despite pan-dem opposition
Hong Kong Free Press, December 4, 2015

谷歌拒绝香港警方要求删除打人视频 (Google rejects request from Hong Kong police to delete video of police violence)
Radio France Internationale, December 7, 2015政治/20151207-谷歌拒绝香港警方要求删除打人视频

Google declines Hong Kong police demand to remove assault video of detainee
South China Morning Post, December 8, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Press freedom needed to win choking air pollution battle
South China Morning Post, December 6, 2015

Hunting tigers and flies: China's media crackdown
Al Jazeera, December 6, 2015