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.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

The seven tweets that could cost a Chinese human rights lawyer eight years in jail
Quartz, December 10, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

Cyberczar says China doesn’t “censor content” online
China Digital Times, December 9, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Call for China to free labor activists or risk backlash from frustrated workforce
The Guardian, December 10, 2015

Riot police break up trash plant protest in China's Shenzhen
Radio Free Asia, December 9, 2015

艾未未希望其艺术能改变中国 (Ai Weiwei hopes his art can change China)
Voice of America, December 10, 2015

多地民众上街维权示威但均遭镇压 (Citizens in many places take to the streets to defend rights but all have been suppressed)
Radio France Internationale, December 9, 2015中国/20151209-多地民众上街维权示威但均遭镇压

Government Accountability (政府问责)

“太多中国人因和平表达观点而被监禁” (International bodies issue statements on Human Rights Day: “Too many Chinese nationals get detained for peacefully expressing opinions”)
Deutsche Welle, December 10, 2015太多中国人因和平表达观点而被监禁/a-18909325?maca=chi-rss-chi-ca-1044-rdf

2015 Human Rights Day
Human Rights in China, December 10, 2015

Jailed Bo Xilai ally was “in excellent condition” before “mysterious” heart attack
South China Morning Post, December 10, 2015

UN calls on China to end rife torture, crackdown on lawyers
The New York Times, December 9, 2015

UN Torture Committee Concludes Review of China with Scathing Observations
Human Rights in China, December 10, 2015

China’s securities crackdown a source of fear
The Diplomat, December 9, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

中国网络主管官员为治理和管理互联网辩护 (Chinese cyberspace chief defends Internet governance and management)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 9, 2015

How Xi Jinping sees the Internet
China Media Project, December 9,2 015

China’s president to make first speech to global web forum
South China Morning Post, December 9, 2015

I don’t declare: China’s struggle to sell vision at Internet summit
The Wall Street Journal, December 9, 2015

Privacy, Internet issues cloud credit scoring
Caixin, December 9, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

袁国强:一地两检拟引内地法入附件三 议员:日后可纳寻衅滋事? (Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen mulls incorporating Chinese laws into Basic Law Annex 3 for Guangzhou-Shenzhen-HK Express Rail Link co-location checkpoint, lawmaker questions if “picking quarrels and provoking troubles” charge will be next)
South China Morning Post, December 10, 2015

聯合國要求獨立調查雨傘運動中警察濫用武力(人權監察新聞稿12.10) (Press release from Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor December 10: UN requests independent investigation into police violence during Umbrella Movement)
InMedia HK, December 10, 2015

“Internet Article 23” debate delayed after lawmakers fail to show up
Hong Kong Free Press, December 9, 2015

A homemade explosive went off in Hong Kong amid protests over an internet free-speech bill
Quartz, December 10, 2015

Groups rally in Hong Kong to call for release of jailed Chinese human rights lawyers
Hong Kong Free Press, December 9, 2015

国际人权日香港民间团体声援中国维权人士 (Hong Kong civil groups rally in support of Chinese rights defenders on Human Rights Day)
Voice of America, December 10, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Ai Weiwei interview: “In human history, there's never been a moment like this”
The Guardian, December 10, 2015