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.

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese police raid labor rights groups, detain at least five activists
Radio Free Asia, December 7, 2015

Chinese activist posts video accepting Global Thinker Award
Foreign Policy, December 4, 2015

See the video:
Li Maizi's Facebook page, December 8, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Authors urge China to release Nobel prize winner on seventh anniversary of his arrest
The Guardian, December 8, 2015

最高检:侵害残疾人利益从严从快批捕 (Supreme People's Procuratorate: Infringing interests of persons with disabilities will result in swift, strict approval of arrests)
Legal Evening News, December 3, 2015

河南追凶17年农妇李桂英欲追责, 项城公安启动倒查 (Henan peasant woman seeks accountability for husband’s death for 17 years, Xiangcheng Public Security finally begins investigation)
Guancha, December 6, 2015

有效维护合法权益 及时化解矛盾纠纷, 健全国家司法救助制度取得初步效果 (Initial results are seen in building national legal aid system by effectively safeguarding lawful rights and interests and promptly resolving conflicts and disputes)
Legal Daily, December 7, 2015

新疆首届律师周聚焦法治新疆 (Xinjiang's first “Lawyers Week” focuses on governing Xinjiang by law)
Legal Daily, December 7, 2015

Detained Chinese lawyer Pu Zhiqiang insists charges are trumped up as lawyers prepare for pre-trial meeting
浦志强今出席庭前会议 律师:他坚持自己无罪
South China Morning Post, December 8, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

中国新闻文化促进会召开第六次会员代表大会 (The China News Media Culture Promotion Association holds sixth congress)
People's Daily, December 8, 2015

Minitrue: Weekend block of Wikipedia
China Digital Times, December 7, 2015

China slaps exit ban on wife, son of defected former journalist
Radio Free Asia, December 7, 2015

100 “masked attackers” destroy government office in western China
Hong Kong Free Press, December 7, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

京夫妇再婚前各育一孩 共育一子被定超生罚40万 (Remarried Beijing couple each with 1 child gives birth to another and is fined $62K for exceeding birth limit
South China Morning Post, December 8, 2015

计生政策放宽给“黑户”松绑 还需进一步制度保障 (Family planning restrictions eased on “blacklisted households,” further institutional guarantees still needed)
China Youth Daily, December 8, 2015

时事大家谈:从雾霾锁国、天津大爆炸看中国环境损害赔偿制度 (Current Affairs Discussion: State compensation system for environmental damage as seen through heavy smog problem and Tianjin explosion)
Voice of America, December 8, 2015

Gui Minhai: the strange disappearance of a publisher who riled China's elite
The Guardian, December 8, 2015

Head of Agricultural Bank of China steps down amid corruption probe
Caixin, December 7, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

全国网信系统学习贯彻党的十八届五中全会精神首场报告会在京举行 (In Beijing, National Cyberspace System holds first meeting to study and implement spirit of Party's 5th Plenum)
Cyberspace Affairs Commission, December 5, 2015

Xinhua: Carry anti-corruption campaign all the way to the end
Xinhua, December 3, 2015

互联网金融, 盛宴过后的一片狼藉 (Online financial industry in shambles after the feast)
People’s Court Daily, December 7, 2015

信和财富:互联网金融行业自律是根本 (Credit Harmony Co, Ltd: Self-regulation is foundation of online financial industry)
Legal Daily, December 7, 2015

Google refused police “false message” request to take down brutality video
Hong Kong Free Press, December 7, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong government moves to allay fears over controversial copyright bill ahead of vote
South China Morning Post, December 8, 2015

Hong Kong's struggle for academic freedom
Deutsche Welle, December 7, 2015

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

Four “terrorists” possibly from Xinjiang arrested in China’s northern Shanxi province
South China Morning Post, December 7, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

The two tank men
China Change, December 7, 2015

没有新闻自由公民监督 抗击污染之战胜算何在? (Can we win the battle against pollution without press freedom and public monitoring?)
South China Morning Post, December 8, 2015