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.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

3 rights advocates are sentenced to prison in China
The New York Times, January 28, 2016

广州三君子案周五宣判 声援者被限制自由 (Guangzhou’s three rights advocates to be sentenced on Friday, supporters’ freedom restricted)
Radio Free Asia, January 28, 2016

China charges Canadian national with espionage—state media
Hong Kong Free Press, January 29, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Bureau of the week: Dicking around
China Digital Times, January 28, 2016

Grossly deceptive plans: China’s obsession with GDP targets threatens its economy
The Economist, January 30, 2016

A Chinese company buys Corbis. What happens to Tiananmen Square photos?
Christian Science Monitor, January 28, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

中国第一家妇女法律援助NGO遭强迫解散?(China’s first women’s legal aid NGO forced to dissolve?)
NGOCN原创 GiveNGOA5, January 29, 2016

Tibetan, Muslim students join in protest for equal education
Radio Free Asia, January 28, 2016

Railroad retirees protest in Harbin over pension payments
Caixin, January 28, 2016

藏族僧人在伦敦开启世界之旅 抗议中国压迫 (Tibetan monk commences world tour in London, protesting China’s repression)
Vocie of America, January 29, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

EU Concerns about the Human Rights situation in China (29/01/2016)
Delegation of European Union to China, January 29, 2016

China steps up “fox hunt” campaign
The Financial Times, January 28, 2016

中国清廉指数微升 权力斗争仍广泛 (China’s Corruption Perceptions Index slightly rises, power struggle still prevails)
Radio Free Asia, January 28, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Swedish police join Thai search for missing Hong Kong bookseller
The Guardian, January 29, 2016

Hong Kong's establishment strikes back at protesting students
Radio Free Asia, January 28, 2016

【回應李國章】梁家傑:李言論無事實基礎 與梁麗幗僅FB朋友 (Alan Leong in response to Arthur Li: Li’s statements not based on facts, he himself is only Facebook friend with Yvonne Leung, committee member for HKU strike)
Mingpao, January 29, 2016

Mingpao, January 29, 2016

《十年:自焚者》導演周冠威:電影講中社會難以言喻的荒謬引共鳴 (Director of film “Ten Years|Self-immolator” Chow Kwun Wai: The nondescribable ridiculousness evoked in the film inspires resonance)
Mingpao, January 29, 2016

回應《環時》狠批《十年》 總導演周冠威:不恐懼 更無懼 (General director of Hong Kong film “Ten Years” Chow Kwun Wai responds to Global Times’s acute criticisms: Not afraid, even more fearless)
HK01, January 22, 2016新聞/3759/回應-環時-狠批-十年-總導演周冠威-不恐懼-更無懼

Imagining Hong Kong’s future, under China’s tightening grasp
The New York Times, January 29, 2016

Dark vision of Hong Kong’s future proves surprise box office hit
Hong Kong Economic Journal, January 22, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China’s first gay marriage case: Pyrrhic victory for its lawyer?
China Law and Policy, January 20, 2016

Six months on, an assessment of the July 9 arrest of lawyers in China
China Change, January 28, 2016

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers and Defenders
Human Rights in China, January 27, 2016

A confession to make: What the current vogue for televised confessions and apologies says about Xi Jinping’s China
The Economist, January 30, 2016

The trouble with Hong Kong’s Chief Executives
ChinaFile, January 28, 2016

孔杰荣:绑架和电视认罪等做法显示中国执意蔑视法治 (Jerome Cohen: Acts of kidnapping and televised confessions show that China insists on scorning rule of law)
Voice of America, January 29, 2016