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.

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China's rights struggle is no longer an “internal affair”
The Diplomat, February 1, 2016

China accused of skirting international law in cross-border apprehensions
The Wall Street Journal, February 1 2016

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Access to Information (信息公开)

China detains three journalists amid growing calls for their release
三记者被捕事件惊动北京 甘肃省工作组抵武威市调查
Radio Free Asia, February 1, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

150 resident doctors stage pay protest in Shenzhen
Caixin, February 1, 2016

Deadline nears in county in China's Sichuan for surrender of Dalai Lama photos
Radio Free Asia, February 1, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

入狱22年死囚被浙江高院判无罪 (Inmate on death row for 22 years pronounced innocent by Zhejiang Higher People’s Court)
Radio France Internationale, February 1, 2016中国/20160201-入狱22年死囚被浙江高院判无罪

China's anti-corruption dragnet catches more than financial criminals
Radio Free Asia, February 1, 2016

“Kid, leave China with your dad,” Tianjin anti-graft official writes “will” before apparent suicide
Hong Kong Free Press, February 1, 2016

“Superstitious” Chinese vice mayor to be prosecuted for graft
Channel NewsAsia, February 2, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

美国:严重质疑北京对港高度自治承诺 (U.S. seriously questions China’s commitment to Hong Kong’s autonomy)
Radio France Internationale, February 2, 2016中国/20160202-美国:严重质疑北京对港高度自治承诺

China defends law enforcers as U.S. calls for clarity on booksellers
Reuters, February 1, 2016

Causeway Bay Books remains closed despite claim by Lee Po’s wife: four booksellers still missing, presumed detained
South China Morning Post, February 1, 2016

Arthur Li’s rhetoric proves that opposition to his HKU Council appointment was right
Hong Kong Free Press, February 2, 2016

中共驻香港报章文汇大公落实合并 (CPC’s newspapers in Hong Kong Wen Wei Po and Ta Kung Pao to merge)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 2, 2016

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

Islam, ethnicity, and state control in China
China Digital Times, February 1, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Why critics of China aren’t safe anywhere
The Washington Post, January 30, 2016

Watching Big Brother: A Q&A with Chinese political cartoonist Badiucao
Los Angeles Review of Books, February 1, 2016

On eve of Iowa, Hillary Clinton chides China on women’s rights. Here’s why.
Washington Post, February 1, 2016

Supporting Women’s Rights in China
Human Rights in China, April 28, 2015