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

Access to Justice (司法公正)

广东清远清城分局“四个注重”推进涉毒专项行动 (Guangdong Public Security Bureau Qingyuan City branch launches "four foci" to promote special operation on drug cases)
Legal Daily, December 10, 2015

监视居住点什么样?记者一探究竟 (What is residential surveillance like? A journalist investigates)
Sichuan Legal News, December 11, 2015

Prominent human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang stands trial in China
Reuters, December 14, 2015

Scuffles outside Pu Zhiqiang trial
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 14, 2015

[Video] China human rights lawyer stands trial
Reuters, December 14, 2015

Lawyers prevented from seeing Zeng Feiyang and other detained labor activists
China Labor Bulletin, December 11, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

公开28岁女副县长完整履历,尽快是多快? (In making public a 28-year-old deputy county leader's full resume, how fast is “as soon as possible”?)
Sichuan Legal News, December 11, 2015

New law and media in China
The Diplomat, December 11, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese police ban anti-torture conference by rights lawyers
Radio Free Asia, December 11, 2015

Police open fire on protesting taxi drivers in China's Shandong
Radio Free Asia, December 11, 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

Hong Kong (香港)

First Chief Justice of the Court of Final Appeal Andrew Li on Judicial Review
Mingpao, December 12, 2015

Alibaba buying South China Morning Post, aiming to influence media
The New York Times, December 12, 2015

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

反恐演练化解校车“劫案” (Anti-terrorism drill covers how to resolve a school bus robbery)
Sichuan Legal News, December 11, 2015

China says senior Uighur official killed during raid in unruly Xinjiang
Reuters, December 13, 2015

China security chief calls for better intelligence on terrorism
Reuters, December 11, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Chinese Law on Trial
Wall Street Journal, December 13, 2015

Elderly sanitation worker’s death shows need for collective action and solidarity
China Labor Bulletin, December 14, 2015