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, February 17, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中国对美参议院以刘晓波名更改中国使馆街道名议案表达愤怒 (China furious over U.S. Senate bill to name the plaza where Chinese embassy is situated as “Liu Xiaobo”)
Radio France Internationale, February 16, 2016中国/20160216-中国对美国参议院以刘晓波名更改中国使馆街道名议案愤怒

江苏去年查办贪贿案1278件 (Jiangsu investigated and handled 1,278 bribery cases last year)
Legal Daily, February 16, 2016

山西去年查办职务案1444件 (Shanxi investigated and handled 1,444 cases of abuse of public office last year)
Legal Daily, February 16, 2016

安徽老人被冤20年后告公安局:遭逼供为求死认罪 (Elderly Anhuinese wronged 20 years ago tells Public Security Bureau: You tortured me so much that I wanted to confess just so that I could receive the death penalty and die)
Beijing Times, February 16, 2016

CPC journal stresses continuing anti-graft campaign
Xinua, February 16, 2016

What NOT to learn from Zhou Yongkang and Ling Jihua: Fall of China’s corrupt party “gangs” a lesson for its cadres
South China Morning Post, February 16, 2016