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 21, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

IBAHRI urges China to uphold lawyers’ rights and implement UN recommendations to eradicate torture
International Bar Association, December 21, 2015

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers and Defenders
Human Rights in China, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

China co-opts a Buddhist sect in global effort to smear Dalai Lama
Reuters, December 21, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

“人道中国”2015年向受中共迫害的良心人士发放一百多笔救助款 (“Humanitarian China” channeled over 100 relief aid donations to assist individuals of conscience persecuted by CPC in 2015)
Radio Free Asia, December 18, 2015

席海明呼吁蒙维藏汉民众都来关注并且声援浦志强律师 (Mongolian rights defender Temtsiltu Shobtsood calls on Mongolians, Uyghurs, Tibetans, and Hans to support lawyer Pu Zhiqiang)
Radio Free Asia, December 18, 2015

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

"I believe Chinese society will Change": Man challenges court on gay marriage
The Wall Street Journal, December 21, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

彭博:中国网军加强对台媒及民进党攻击 (Bloomberg: Chinese Internet army intensifies attacks on Taiwanese media and Democratic Progressive Party)
Radio France Internationale, December 21, 2015中国/20151221-彭博:中国网军加强对台媒及民进党攻击

中国将网络管控上升到主权高度 (China places Internet governance above sovereignty)
Radio Free Asia, December 18, 2015

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

China appoints first anti-terror czar: state media
Hong Kong Free Press, December 21, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

要梳理香港的進退,不能不先理解中國——當代中國八種社會思潮 (To sort out Hong Kong’s direction ahead, one must first understand China—8 societal trends in contemporary China)
InMedia HK, December 20, 2015