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.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Prominent dissident makes a criminal complaint against three judges in Guangdong
China Change, January 8, 2016

China jails tortured rights lawyer for six months amid protests
Radio Free Asia, January 8, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

上海加强管控媒体 令避人事变动等政治敏感议题 (Shanghai to tighten media control, issues order to avoid sensitive political topics such as personnel changes)
South China Morning Post, January 11, 2016

国新办就全面二孩及计生管理情况举行发布会 (State Council Info Office holds press conference on comprehensive two-child policy and birth control management)
Sina News, January 11, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Strikes and protests by China’s workers soar to record heights in 2015
China Labor Bulletin, January 7, 2016

China arrests four labor activists amid crackdown on dissent, lawyers say
South China Morning Post, January 10, 2016

被抓劳维人士四批捕两取保 矛头直指番禺打工族 (Among labor activists taken away, 4 arrested, 2 out on bail, attack directed at Panyu labor group)
Radio Free Asia, January 10, 2016

Hotel in China bans spoken Tibetan, backs off after outcry
Radio Free Asia, January 8, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese billionaire Zhou Chengjian goes missing
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 8, 2016

China makes 5 more arrests over deadly Shenzhen landslide: Xinhua
Channel NewsAsia, January 9, 2016

Chinese official who oversaw hospital demolition fired
The Washington Post, January 10, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Vanishing freedoms? Disappearance of bookseller Lee Bo raises questions about jurisdiction and rights in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, January 10, 2016

李波再报平安冀外界不要大造文章否则“怎回香港” (Lee Bo reiterates he is safe and sound, hopes public will stop making a fuss, which would affect his chances of returning to Hong Kong)
Radio France Internationale, January 10, 2016中国/20160110-李波再报平安冀外界不要大造文章否则“怎回香港”

Thousands rally to demand answers from Beijing over missing HK publishers
Hong Kong Free Press, January 10, 2016

People of Hong Kong seek international support on missing bookseller
The Telegraph, January 10, 2016

Hong Kong police reveal details of couple detained by mainland authorities after being kidnapped to China
South China Morning Post, January 10, 2016

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

Police increase checks of Uyghur smartphone users in Xinjiang
Radio Free Asia, January 8, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

“If anything happens…:” Meeting the now-detained human rights lawyers
China Change, January 10, 2016

中国不应视公民社会组织为威胁 (China should not see civil societies as threats)
Financial Times, January 11, 2016