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 24, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Where is legal sector’s conscience and courage, asks Beijing law professor after Pu trial
Hong Kong Free Press, December 24, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

法女记者被外交部三召仍拒改文 驻京证件至今未获续签 (French journalist summoned 3 times by Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs continues to refuse to modify her article criticizing Chinese treatment of Xinjiang Uyghurs, her visa for Beijing has not yet been extended)
South China Morning Post, December 24, 2015

Chinese Rescuers Dig Through Meters-Deep Mud Amid Tight Controls on News
Radio Free Asia, December 23, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Friends fear for Chinese Christian lawyer spending Christmas behind bars
The Guardian, December 24, 2015

李碧云强拆诉讼案: 律师遭扣押,李家姐弟被打,案件延期 (Li Biyun forcible demolition case: Lawyer detained, siblings beaten, trial postponed)
Radio Free Asia, December 23, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China warns officials against extravagance ahead of major festivals
Xinhua News, December 24, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Anti-Occupy District Councillor announces departure from pro-Beijing DAB Party
Hong Kong Free Press, December 23, 2015

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

中国外交部称反恐法不会限制企业的合法经营活动 (Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs claims counterterrorism law would not restraint legal business operations)
Reuters, December 24, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Is the Shenzhen landslide the first of many more?
The Guardian, December 23, 2015