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, January 05, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China's rights lawyers call for better treatment in 2016
Radio Free Asia, January 4, 2016

Beijing “silencing” outspoken rights lawyer with restrictions on suspended jail term
South China Morning Post, January 4, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Minitrue: “Stabilization and control” of QQ users
China Digital Times, January 4, 2016

China’s internet users see dark humor amid stock market rout on first trading day of 2016
South China Morning Post, January 4, 2016

How my run-in with Chinese censorship shows the country as more than a global Big Brother
The Independent, January 4, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

数千e租宝投资者连日北京维权无果 外媒记者采访遭警阻挠 (Thousands of investors in online investment platform Ezubo petition in Beijing from Jan 1 to Jan 4 to no avail, foreign journalist obstructed by police from covering event)
Radio Free Asia, January 4, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China probes 64 state-owned firm officials
Xinhua, January 4, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

After mysterious disappearance, Hong Kong publisher claims he is in China “cooperating with authorities”
Washington Post, January 4, 2016

【書店5人失蹤】《環時》:炒作對李波本人非好事 指「綁架」「越境執法」謠言不攻自破 ([5 missing from bookstore] Global Times: Speculation does no good to Lee Bo, rumors of “kidnap” and “law enforcement across boundary” self destructs)
Mingpao, January 5, 2016

台湾团体呼吁官方对香港铜锣湾书局事件表态 (Taiwan group calls on government to address Hong Kong Causeway Bay Bookstore event)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 4, 2016

程翔指大陆人员来港掳人已非首遭 (Journalist Ching Cheong says mainland Chinese agents' abducting in HK is not unprecedented)
Radio France Internationale, January 5, 2016政治/20160105-程翔指大陆人员来港掳人已非首遭

CY on bookseller: It is unacceptable for mainland agencies to enforce law in HK
Hong Kong Free Press, January 4, 2016

梁振英希望失踪人李波提供相关失踪资料 (CY Leung asks the missing Lee Bo to provide information about his own disappearance)
Radio France Internationale, January 5, 2016政治/20160105-梁振英希望失踪人李波提供相关失踪资料

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

Anti-terrorism school to be set up in China’s northwest, where restive Xinjiang is located
South China Morning Post, January 4, 2016

国际媒体关注新疆局势:“恐惧和愤怒在沸腾”(International media concerns about Xinjiang's new situation: “Fear and resentment are widespread”)
Radio Free Asia, January 4, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Bestsellers in Hong Kong cafe that specializes in banned books highlight the intriguing issues in mainland China
South China Morning Post, January 5, 2016

Exiled Chinese democracy leader on dealing with China
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 5, 2015

One Child: The Story of China’s Most Radical Experiment by Mei Fong review—a harrowing examination of social control
The Guardian, January 4, 2016