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.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China's domestic violence law gets mixed reception
Voice of America, December 29, 2015

China Jails activist who supported Hong Kong's Democracy Movement
Radio Free Asia, December 29, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

China says new restrictions to come on terrorism reporting
Associated Press, December 28, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China jails activist who supported Hong Kong's democracy movement
Radio Free Asia, December 29, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

“念斌案”国家赔偿落定 获赔119万余元 (State compensation for “Nian Bin case” confirmed, paying $183,000)
Legal Daily, December 30, 2015

Innocent man who spent 11 years on death row gets compensation
China Daily, December 30, 2015

Official accused of taking $32m in bribes
China Daily, December 30, 2015

China's Xi tells top leaders to watch families amid graft fight
Reuters, December 29, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

"King of judicial review” challenges Small House Policy as student protests airport fees
Hong Kong Free Press, December 29, 2015

福田站兩地兩檢設施消失 (Facilities for separate checkpoints at Futian station disappeared)
Apple Daily, December 29, 2015

Futian Station opens on Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link
Hong Kong Free Press, December 30, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

中国反恐法为何西方不买账? (Why isn’t the Western world buying China’s anti-terror law?)
Voice of America, December 30, 2015

中国依法反恐势在必行 (Implementing counterterrorism according to law is imperative)
Legal Daily, December 29, 2015

Attorney’s Conviction Shows Beijing’s Need for Social Control
The Wall Street Journal, December 30, 2015