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.

Friday, January 08, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Down but not out: six months after China crackdown, human rights lawyers strike back
Hong Kong Free Press, January 8, 2016

人权组织吁中国释放律师和活动人士 (Human Rights Watch urges China to release lawyers and activists)
Voice of America, January 7, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Journalist detained a year is told he's ineligible for payout
Caixin, January 7, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

中国拆十字架运动进入2016年 (China’s “cross-removal movement” enters 2016)
Radio Free Asia, January 7, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

“Punishment better than words”: China’s top graft-buster vows no let-up in hunt for corrupt “tigers”
South China Morning Post, January 7, 2016

Ordinary Chinese “won't benefit” from Beijing's two-child policy
Radio Free Asia, January 7, 2016

Former Chinese steel boss expelled from Party for graft
Channel NewsAsia, January 8, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

A “year of innovation” for Internet controls
China Media Project, January 7, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Breaking Hong Kong law to enforce Chinese law OK, state media says
Hong Kong Free Press, January 7, 2016

Many in Hong Kong fear Beijing’s reach after editor and colleagues disappear
The New York Times, January 8, 2016

香港5000人拟游行抗议禁书店5人被失踪 (5,000 Hongkongers to march to protest banned booksellers’ disappearance)
Radio Free Asia, January 7, 2015

“Extremely worried” EU urges Hong Kong to investigate booksellers’ disappearance
Hong Kong Free Press, January 8, 2016

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

China’s first counter-terror law and its implications for Tibet
International Campaign for Tibet, January 7, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Conspiracies, commentaries and scandal: see the banned titles in the spotlight after bookseller disappearances
South China Morning Post, January 8, 2016

Assessing China’s plan to build Internet power
ChinaFile, January 7, 2016

China’s new anti-terror law highlights tensions between national security and digital privacy
IP Watchdog, January 3, 2016