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 25, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China expels Swedish NGO worker Peter Dahlin over allegations he ran “illegal organization”
ABC, January 26, 2016

China to expel Swedish human rights advocate
The New York Times, January 25, 2016

瑞典外长向中国当局"要人" (Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs asks Chinese authorities to hand over Peter Dahlin)
Deutsche Welle, January 23, 2016瑞典外长向中国当局要人/a-18999922

United States voices concern over apparent forced confessions in China
South China Morning Post, January 22, 2016

Int’l rights of EU citizens “must be protected,” says German ambassador amid China detentions
Hong Kong Free Press, January 22, 2016

The day Zhao Wei disappeared: how a young law graduate was caught in China's human rights dragnet
The Guardian, January 25, 2016

Mass crackdown on Chinese lawyers and defenders
Human Rights in China, January 22, 2016

北京拆迁户房屋着火3人死亡 村民对事件存疑忧无公正结果 (3 died in fire in Beijing home to be demolished, villagers suspect cause and are doubtful about just resolution)
Radio Free Asia, January 24, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese journalist seeking refuge in Thailand disappears
The New York Times, January 25, 2016

又一名中国记者在泰国失踪 其妻向外界求援 (Another Chinese reporter disappeared in Thailand, wife seeks help)
Voice of America, January 25, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China's social media search for stolen children
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 25, 2016

Activists see bleak future for China's NGOs amid ongoing crackdown
Radio Free Asia, January 22, 2016

四川三圣乡业主抗议修建垃圾站 与警冲突多人被抓 (Sichuan Sanshengxiang landlords protest construction of waste station, many taken away in clashes with police)
Radio Free Asia, January 24, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Missing bookseller Lee Bo says he is “free and safe” in letter, met wife in China
Hong Kong Free Press, January 24, 2016

【書店5人失蹤】朱小丹指個別事件 反問港媒有否向主管部門了解 (Guangdong provincial chief Zhu Xiaodan says HK booksellers’ disappearance an isolated case, asks if HK reporters have consulted managing authorities)
Mingpao, January 25, 2016

李波信件全文 (Full text of Lee Bo's letter)
Sing Tao Daily, January 24, 2016李波信件全文/

Missing Hong Kong bookseller's wife says he's in China to help with “investigation”
Vice, January 24, 2016

Controversial copyright bill unexpectedly completes second reading, but longer debate awaits
Hong Kong Free Press, January 21, 2016

HK political publisher’s staffer detained in mainland last year; grilled to elicit company secrets—report
Hong Kong Free Press, January 22, 2016

港大悬挂“香港市第一人民大学”横额警示被赤化 (HKU hangs “Hong Kong Municipal No. 1 People's University” banner to warn about mainlandization)
Radio France Internationale, January 23, 2016社会/20160123-港大悬挂“香港市第一人民大学”横额警示被赤化

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

Xinjiang officials backed and took part in terror acts but security crackdown to go on: discipline official
South China Morning Post, January 24, 2016

China’s comprehensive counter-terrorism law
The Diplomat, January 23, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

In China, one former reporter’s journey from journalism to law
South China Morning Post, January 24, 2016

Clear explanation needed on missing Hong Kong booksellers before case causes political damage
South China Morning Post, January 24, 2016

I want you to understand the sense of fear that Chinese people feel every day
The Guardian, January 22, 2016

Unreleased scene from Hooligan Sparrow visualizes filmmaker's fear—video
The Guardian, January 22, 2016

Beijing’s war on rights lawyers and activists continues
Wall Street Journal, January 23, 2016