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, February 01, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China jails three activists for trying to start civil disobedience movement
The Guardian, January 29, 2016

唐荆凌推不合作运动判监5年拒向不讲法者上诉 (Tang Jingling sentenced to five years for civil disobedience movement, refuses to appeal to authorities which don’t uphold law)
Radio France Internationale, January 29, 2016中国/20160129-唐荆凌推不合作运动判监5年拒向不讲法者上诉

人权观察谴责中国对广州维权人士判刑 (Human Rights Watch condemns China’s sentencing of the Guangzhou rights defenders)
Voice of America, January 30, 2016

中国镇压维权律师受影响人数继续增加 (Number of people affected by China’s mass crackdown of rights defenders continues to rise)
Voice of America, January 30, 2016

For more information on Tang Jingling, see:
Human Rights in China

Leader of government-sanctioned mega church in Hangzhou held in secret detention for opposing cross removal campaign
China Change, January 30, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

国际记联指中国不断加强打压新闻自由两岸四地同受压 (International Federation of Journalists criticizes China’s ever-growing media suppression which affects China’s mainland, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau)
Radio France Internationale, January 30, 2016中国/20160130-国际记联指中国不断加强打压新闻自由两岸四地同受压

Hong Kong press freedoms decline in 2015—report
Hong Kong Free Press, January 30, 2016

NW China province probes arrests of reporters
Xinhua, January 31, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China is said to force closing of women’s legal aid center
The New York Times, January 30, 2016

香港团体写新年祝福赠中国维权人士 (Hong Kong groups write lunar new year blessings for rights defenders in mainland China)
Voice of America, January 30, 2016

China's Xinjiang wants more mingling of ethnic groups
Reuters, January 31, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

欧盟强烈批评中国的人权纪录 (The EU strongly criticizes human rights records in China)
Voice of America, February 1, 2016

EU Concerns about the Human Rights situation in China
Delegation of the EU to China, January 29, 2016

China punishes 27 officials over teen's wrongful execution
Channel NewsAsia, February 1, 2016

Another official tied to Zhou Yongkang is handed jail term
Caixin, January 28, 2016

The 2015 numbers for China’s war against corruption: The tigers
The Diplomat, January 29, 2016

好消息!户籍制度改革来了,这4类人将受益 (Good news! Reform of hukou system has come—four categories of people will be benefited)
People’s Daily, January 31, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Are you scanning me, or am I scanning you? The power dynamics of China's WeChat
Global Voices, January 25, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong student activist “surprised” after her impassioned speech over missing Causeway Bay booksellers goes viral
South China Morning Post, February 1, 2016

Chinese police break silence on missing Hong Kong bookseller
Reuters, January 29, 2016

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

新年前夕各地维族人被遣返 乌市提升安保措施反恐 (Uyghurs in different areas forcibly returned to hometowns before Chinese new year, counter-terrorist measures tightened in Urumqi)
Radio Free Asia, January 30, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

“I don't want to think about activating change”: NYT's David Barboza on reporting in China
Asia Society, January 28, 2016

China’s social media war: a political miscalculation?
Hong Kong Free Press, January 31, 2016

What happens when the boss actually abides by the law during a factory closure in China?
China Labor Bulletin, February 1, 2016

Orwell revisited: The Party wants Hongkongers to learn to love Big Brother
Hong Kong Free Press, January 30, 2016

Dragons in diamond village
Caixin, January 31, 2016

公共律师在转型社会中的角色 (Role of public interest lawyers in transforming societies)
Financial Times, February 1, 2016