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 22, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese lawyer Pu Zhiqiang sentenced to three years with probation for social media posts
Hong Kong Free Press, December 22, 2015

胡佳:浦志强判决 中共避免刘晓波第二 (Hu Jia: By giving Pu Zhiqiang a suspended sentence, CPC is avoiding a 2nd Liu Xiaobo)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 22, 2015

Video exemplifies lawyer’s civil rights campaign in China
The New York Times, December 22, 2015

【浦志強案】檢方「罪證」僅7條微博 ([Pu Zhiqiang case] Prosecutor's evidence is only seven weibo posts)
Apple Daily, December 22, 2015

Law Council joins UN and IBA in concern for Chinese lawyers
Law Council of Australia, December 21, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

China anti-terror law may restrict media reporting on attacks
Reuters, December 21, 2015

China's new draft law redefines “terrorism”, regulates media coverage
Xinhua News, December 22, 2015

中纪委报章批高校教师“歪曲历史” 事关中共执政合法性 (CPC Disciplinary commission slams high school history teacher’s lectures related to Party legitimacy as “distorting history”)
Radio Free Asia, December 21, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Tibetan man detained after solo protest in Ngaba
Radio Free Asia, December 21, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China says countries will follow Britain's lead to become best friends with Beijing
The Guardian, December 22, 2015

Wrongfully convicted woman freed in southwest China after 13 years in jail
South China Morning Post, December 22, 2015

中國新版計劃生育法擬於下月施行,提倡生育兩子女 (China to implement new family planning law next month to promote birth of two children)
The Initium, December 22, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

港大調查:「港人」身分認同感回升 「中國人」身分認同感回落 (HKU survey finds that “Hongkonger” self-identification rises as that of “Chinese” drops)
Mingpao, December 22, 2015

「兩地兩檢」真的不可行? (文:法政匯思) (Progressive Lawyers Group: Are “separate-location checkpoints” really not feasible?)
Mingpao, December 22, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

The glory and suffering of Pu Zhiqiang
China Change, December 21, 2015