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, January 07, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China’s first marriage equality case accepted by court
China Digital Times, January 6, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

提前出版引發轟動 (Published ahead of schedule, “One-Child: The Story of China’s Most Radical Experiment” creates a stir)
Sing Tao Daily, January 6, 2016提前出版引發轟動/?variant=zh-hk&fs=16

”The Zhaos”—The demarcation of a divide
China Change, January 6, 2016

Tibetan monk detained, warned over plans to publish book
Radio Free Asia, January 6, 2016

The decline of independent journalism in China
The Diplomat, January 7, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

中国首例同性恋婚权案立案 当事人遭警察登门调查 (Plaintiff of China’s first case of right to same-sex marriage gets a visit from police at home)
Radio Free Asia, January 6, 2016

著名摄影家徐勇记载六四的摄影集《底片》首次在欧洲出版 (Famed photographer Xu Yong’s June Fourth memorial photo collection, “Negatives,” released in Europe for first time)
Radio Free Asia, January 6, 2016

山东访民强拆上访 一家三口被判刑 (Shandong family of 3 is sentenced for petitioning forced demolition)
Radio Free Asia, January 6, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Senior official from Qinghai stands trial over bribery
Xinhua, January 6, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

CES 2016: Netflix chief says he will follow Apple into China
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 7, 2016

中国持续加强网络管控 (China continues to intensify Internet control)
Radio Free Asia, January 6, 2016

China vows to make Party's voice strongest in cyberspace
Xinhua, January 7, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Missing Hong Kong bookseller Lee Bo’s British passport counts for little as China reasserts sovereignty
South China Morning Post, January 7, 2016

Britain says suspected abduction of bookseller would be “egregious breach” by China
The Guardian, January 6, 2016

【賣禁書被失蹤】無綫引「嫖妓論」消息 通訊局收4千投訴 ([Disappearance for selling banned books] Communications Authority receives 4000 complaints about TVB report quoting lawmaker Ng Leung-sing that the booksellers “crossed the border to seek prostitutes”)
Apple Daily, January 6, 2016

港台多個時政節目停播 主持邵家臻:被封咪與政治有關 (Program host Mr. Siu says several RTHK political affairs programs were taken off air because of political reasons)
Apple Daily, January 6, 2016

港人失信心 觸發BNO續領潮 (Hong Kong people’s loss of confidence touches off wave of “British National Overseas” visa renewals)
Apple Daily, January 7, 2016

Street art urges Hong Kongers not to turn a blind eye to missing booksellers
Global Voices, January 7, 2016

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

Controls on Uyghur villages, mosques continue into new year
Radio Free Asia, January 7, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Here comes the Red tide: has “One Country, Two Systems” run aground?
Hong Kong Free Press, January 6, 2016