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, January 06, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese lawyer detained, tortured in long-running “revenge” case
Radio Free Asia, January 5, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

The latest codeword used to beat China's internet censors
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 5, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

国际特赦呼吁中国释放声援浦志强的7人 (Amnesty International calls on Chinese authorities to release 7 citizens who supported Pu Zhiqiang)
Voice of America, January 6, 2016

Workers speak out in support of detained labor activists in Guangdong
China Labor Bulletin, January 5, 2016

Why millions of Chinese are victimized by the blooming peer-to-peer lending business
Hong Kong Free Press, January 5, 2016

Labor rights movements gaining momentum in China
Deutsche Welle, January 6, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Death sentences surge, even as more countries drop capital punishment
The New York Times, January 6, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China's Communist Party sets up smartphone channel for corruption tip-offs
Radio Free Asia, January 5, 2016

Microsoft faces new scrutiny in China
The New York Times, January 6, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Briton among Hong Kong publishers who vanished after “planning book on Xi Jinping's love life”
The Telegraph, January 5, 2016

【賣禁書被失蹤】港PageOne全線停售政治敏感書籍 ([Disappearance of sellers of banned books] HK PageOne bookstores pull politically sensitive titles from shelves)
Apple Daily, January 5, 2016

Books banned in mainland China sell well in Taiwan, thanks to mainland visitors
South China Morning Post, January 5, 2016