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 31, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Fast food chain supplier stands trial over meat scandal
Xinhua, December 30, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

China Holds 23 Journalists, 84 Bloggers in 2015: Press Freedom Report
无国界记者:今年全球110记者遇难 中国囚23人
Radio Free Asia, December 30, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

女权人士武嵘嵘外游未请假 杭州警方令其“写检讨” (Feminist activist Wu Rongrong leaves her province for holidays without “authorization,” Hangzhou police make her write a “self-reflection”)
Radio Free Asia, December 30, 2015

中国镇压维权律师受影响人数增至316人 (China's crackdown on human rights lawyers: Number of affected people rises to 316)
Voice of America, December 31, 2015

China's petitioners risk official ire to pursue complaints in Beijing
Radio Free Asia, December 30, 2015

七人声援浦志强被以“寻衅滋事”刑拘 (7 supporters of rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang criminally detained for “picking quarrels and provoking troubles”)
Radio Free Asia, December 30, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

U.S. downplayed evidence of abuses in Chinese detention camps
Legal Daily, December 30, 2015

法媒总编联署谴责北京以莫须有罪名驱逐高洁 (Chief editors of French media denounce Beijing for using trumped-up charges to expel journalist Gauthier)
Radio France Internationale, December 30, 2015中国/20151230-法媒联署谴责北京以莫须有罪名驱逐高洁

Hong Kong (香港)

港大校友關注組和港大學教師及職員會:對李國章出任港大校委會主席感到極度憤怒 (HKU alumni concern group and staff association express intense anger towards Arthur Li's appointment as governing council chair)
InMedia HK, December 31, 2015

Critics, allies line up as Arthur Li appointed Hong Kong University’s governing council chairman
South China Morning Post, December 31, 2015