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 12, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

至少7名维权律师被中国当局正式逮捕 (At least 7 rights lawyers are formally arrested by Chinese authorities)
Deutsche Welle, January 12, 2016至少7名维权律师被中国当局正式逮捕/a-18972806

Wife of Chinese human rights lawyer missing for six months tells of despair
The Guardian, January 11, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China police arrest activists in campaign against labor unrest
The Financial Times, January 11, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

回顾:习近平在中央纪委历次全会上的重要讲话 (Review: Xi Jinping’s speeches in the plenary sessions of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection)
People’s Daily, January 12, 2016

反腐越深入 群众越拥戴(前沿观察) (The deeper the anti-graft probe, the more public support it receives (Frontline Observations))
People’s Daily, January 12, 2016

“Be politically sensible”: President Xi Jinping’s advice to new leaders of Chinese military
South China Morning Post, January 11, 2016

Chinese inspectors on political mission to test cadres on how well they toe the Communist Party line
South China Morning Post, January 12, 2016

Officials demolish ethnic Mongolian herders' homes amid “upgrade” plan
Radio Free Asia, January 11, 2016

Former China deputy security minister sentenced to 15 years jail: State TV
Channel NewsAsia, January 12, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

China's wall of silence over missing Hong Kong booksellers
The Telegraph, January 11, 2016

李波「强迫失踪」事态国际化英美港人示威 (Lee Bo’s “forcible disappearance” internationalized, Hongkongers residing in Britain and U.S. march in protest)
Radio France Internationale, January 11, 2016中国/20160111-李波「强迫失踪」事态国际化英美港人示威

Missing bookseller’s wife’s column in pro-Beijing newspaper suspended
Hong Kong Free Press, January 11, 2016

律政司:港不容非法拘捕 首席大法官:无人可凌驾法律 (Department of Justice: Hong Kong does not allow illegal arrest; Chief Justice: No one is above the law)
South China Morning Post, January 12, 2016

“One Country Two Systems” under threat says former Chief Secretary
Hong Kong Free Press, January 11, 2016

Hong Kong “Umbrella Soldiers” visit boisterous Taiwan to see democracy at work
Reuters, January 11, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Hong Kong is right to worry about the disappearance of bookseller Lee Bo and his associates
South China Morning Post, January 11, 2016

Hong Kong: An attack on the “One Country, Two Systems” principle
The Diplomat, January 11, 2016

“Then they came for the bookseller” by Jeffrey Wasserstrom
Los Angeles Review of Books, January 9, 2016