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 15, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Journalists, diplomats harassed outside rights lawyer’s trial
China Digital Times, December 14, 2015

何兵:“七条微博案”的法律分析 (China University of Political Science and Law professor He Bin: Analysis of the case of “7 weibo posts”)
China Digital Times, December 15, 2015何兵:七条微博案的法律分析/

浦案审判考验宪法承诺 (Pu Zhiqiang’s trial to test constitutional promises)
Financial Times, December 15, 2015

Pu Zhiqiang Trial: Photos of Supporters outside Beijing Municipal No. 2 Intermediate People’s Court
Human Rights in China, December 14, 2015

Nursing mother denied bail amid labor crackdown in China's Guangdong
Radio Free Asia, December 14, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

Not shared by all? China blocks New York Times from World Internet Conference
Hong Kong Free Press

无国界记者组织呼吁抵制中国的世界互联网大会 (Reporters Without Borders calls for boycotting China's World Internet Conference)
Radio Free Asia, December 14, 2015

By buying Hong Kong paper, Alibaba seeks to polish China’s image
The New York Times, December 14, 2015

China File, December 15, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

艾未未:要争取权利 就要有人牺牲 (Ai Weiwei: To fight for rights will require some to make sacrifices)
South China Morning Post, December 15, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

U.S. politicians attack “nightmare” of Xi Jinping's China
The Guardian, December 15, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

投訴警察課:朱經緯涉毆打「證明屬實」 (Complaints against police officers: Ex-Divisional Commander of Police Franklin Chu's suspected beatings of civilians during Umbrella Movement “confirmed to be true”)
Mingpao, December 14, 2015

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

SCO prime ministers gather in China to talk trade and terrorism
The Diplomat, December 15, 2015

上合总理会拟进一步规划区域合作, 加强反恐合作引关注 (SCO prime ministerial meeting sets plans for increased regional cooperation, strengthened counterterrorism cooperation gets special attention)
People’s Daily Online, December 14, 2015

新疆公安反恐细节披露 副局长为保护群众牺牲 (Xinjiang public security counterterrorism details leaked, Deputy Bureau Chief posthumously recognized for sacrificing himself to protect the people)
Xinjiang Daily, December 14, 2015

上合秘书长:上合组织不是军事联盟, 反恐是军事合作唯一目的 (SCO Secretary General: SCO not a military alliance, counterterrorism is sole objective of military cooperation)
Xinjiang Daily, December 14, 2015

Participant in China Xinjiang attack was brainwashed— report
Reuters, December 14, 2015

China to “promote its repression of Uighurs” at Shanghai group meeting
The Independent, December 14, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Unjust case of lawyer Pu Zhiqiang will in the end undermine China’s judicial reform
South China Morning Post, December 14, 2015

China’s final push to eradicate poverty will be difficult but not impossible if handled in a clean, transparent manner
South China Morning Post, December 14, 2015