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 29, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

中国官媒对驱逐法国记者高洁表示赞同 (Chinese state media outlet expresses approval for expulsion of French journalist Gauthier)
Radio France Internationale, December 28, 2015中国/20151228-中国官媒对政府驱逐法国记者高洁表示支持

记者无国界指责北京当局并批评法国政府 (Reporters Without Borders denounces Beijing authorities and criticizes French government’s reaction)
Radio France Internationale, December 29, 2015中国/20151229-记者无国界指责北京当局并批评法国政府

Exclusive Q&A: French reporter responds to China expulsion
Voice of America, December 28, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

刘晓波狱中渡60岁寿庆 粤人祝贺辞未被删 (Liu Xiaobo turns 60 behind bars, Guangzhou citizens’ birthday greetings not deleted from the internet)
Radio France Internationale, December 28, 2015中国/20151228-刘晓波狱中渡60岁寿庆-粤人祝贺辞未被删

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Former Chinese university president sentenced to life in prison
Xinhua News, December 29, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China Voice: Drop hypocritical criticism of China's anti-terror law
Xinhua News, December 29, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Fight for equality in Hong Kong: gay civil servant sues to claim same employee benefits as heterosexual couples
South China Morning Post, December 28, 2015

HKU students to file for judicial review of Chan decision ahead of Council chair appointment
Hong Kong Free Press, December 29, 2015

曾俊华唱反调指“本土”意识具建设力量 (HK Financial Secretary John Tsang deviates from mainstream and says localism mentality has constructive power)
Radio France Internationale, December 27, 2015中国/20151227-曾俊华唱反调指“本土”意识具建设力量

Mainland academic rings the alarm on the rise of “neo-localism” in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, December 28, 2015

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

European chamber says still has concerns on China anti-terror law
Reuters, December 29, 2015