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.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Activists, journalists and celebrities: China’s televised confessions
The New York Times, January 21, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

As editor-informant Li Xin disappears, journalists share their experiences with China's security services
Committee to Protect Journalists, January 25, 2016

Police criticized for holding man over “two-wife policy” fake news
Caixin, January 25, 2016

中国网民数量:6.88亿 (Number of Chinese netizens: 688 million)
Deutsche Welle, January 26, 2016中国网民数量688亿/a-19005236

中国记者李新泰国失踪后当局封杀其妻声音 (Chinese journalist missing in Thailand, wife muzzled by authorities)
Voice of America, January 27, 2016

美国敦促泰国调查中国记者失踪事件 (U.S. urges Thailand to investigate disappearance of Chinese journalist)
Voice of America, January 27, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Ethnic Mongolians protest missile tests on grasslands, lack of income
Radio Free Asia, January 26, 2016

Swedish Radio interview with human rights activist Peter Dahlin
Sverige Radio, January 26, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Inquiry in China adds to doubt over reliability of its economic data
The New York Times, January 27, 2016

Pursuing critics, China reaches across borders. And nobody is stopping it.
The Washington Post, January 26, 2016

U.S. urges Thailand to investigate disappearance of Chinese journalist
Voice of America, January 26, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

An expansive, and dangerous, Chinese view on cyber deterrence
Council on Foreign Relations: Net Politics, January 25, 2016

China and Indonesia: Joint cyber war simulations
The Diplomat, January 26, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Surrounded: University of Hong Kong students besiege governing council meeting, demand talks with Arthur Li
South China Morning Post, January 27, 2016

港大召警入校园惹学生不满 将设小组检讨大学管治 (HKU students discontented with university calling in the police, Council to set up a committee to review university governance)
Radio France Internationale, January 27, 2016政治/20160127-港大召警入校园惹学生不满-将设小组检讨大学管治

Publisher warns of China's campaign to “wipe out” free speech in Hong Kong (+video)
Christian Science Monitor, January 26, 2016

Hong Kong’s political booksellers face “extermination” threat as China’s Communist Party crackdown and online competition hit sales
South China Morning Post, January 27, 2016

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

New law reshapes Chinese counterterrorism policy and operations
Jamestown Foundation, January 25, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

The Peter Dahlin case: Shock, awe and mystery
Jerry’s Blog, January 26, 2016