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 21, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Detained Swedish NGO worker Peter Dahlin’s colleague refutes accusation that his group endangered China’s security
South China Morning Post, January 20, 2016

Treatment of foreigners in China a “worrying trend,” E.U. envoy says
The New York Times, January 21, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

中纪委驻教育部纪检组长:加强监督高校教师传播不当言论 (Head of the Discipline Inspection Commission based inside MOE: Increase supervision and inspection of university professors who disseminate “unsuitable” views)
China Court, January 21, 2016

Fresh doubts raised over reliability of China’s latest GDP figures
South China Morning Post, January 20, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

New controls on Tibetan language study in Qinghai's Pema County
Radio Free Asia, January 20, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese jailers abuse Uyghur inmate for not speaking Mandarin
Radio Free Asia, January 20, 2016

Where Is Wang Qishan as brokers become corruption targets?
Wall Street Journal, January 18, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Facebook makes an app that can bypass China's censors
CNN, January 20, 2016

China is blocking circumvention tools with help of cloud service providers
Global Voices, January 20, 2016

Sina Weibo ends 140-character limit ahead of Twitter
British Broadcasting Corporation,

Hong Kong (香港)

Timeline: Hong Kong’s missing booksellers and what has happened so far
South China Morning Post, January 20, 2016

【書店5人失蹤】《前哨》員工東莞探親曾遭帶走問機密 總編輯:我未驚過,行得正,企得正 ([Disappearance of 5 booksellers] “Frontline” staffer interrogated during visit home to Dongguan, Chief Editor says, “I’m not afraid. I’ve done nothing wrong”)
Mingpao, January 21, 2016

Serving Hong Kong police officers hit out at missing booksellers investigation
South China Morning Post, January 20, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Europe must not let China act with impunity
Financial Times, January 20, 2016

Truth, lies and “confession” tape: Why HK must resist Communist Party obfuscation
Hong Kong Free Press, January 20, 2016

Beijing’s televised confessions
China File, January 21, 2016

大家谈中国:“零败诉”中国的举世悲哀 (Talk about China: Trend of Chinese local governments “never losing a lawsuit” a woe for all the world)
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 20, 2016

How will mainland China respond to Taiwan’s elections?
The Diplomat, January 21, 2016