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, February 03, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Case of Chinese free speech activist “The Butcher” moved to Tianjin
Radio Free Asia, February 2, 2016

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

Seeking justice for China’s “underage prostitutes”
Foreign Policy, February 2, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Dalai Lama likened to Saddam Hussein, paintings confiscated in China—report
Hong Kong Free Press, February 3, 2016

“Only truth can calm the public”: What prompted the arrest of three investigative journalists in China?
South China Morning Post, February 3, 2016

Mainland police claim typo in “crackdown on media” banner displayed at forum
Hong Kong Free Press, February 2, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Nurses in several Chinese cities strike over low pay and benefits
China Labor Bulletin, February 3, 2016

He Xiaobo: latest victim of China's crackdown on labor activists
The Guardian, February 2, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China’s antigraft campaign isn’t “House of Cards,” People’s Daily says
The Wall Street Journal, February 3, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

警片段證警先襲擊再拘捕 設計師獲撤襲擊罪 警曾稱「沒案發片段」 (Video, that police denied existence of, shows them beating protester prior to arrest, assault charges against protester withdrawn)
Mingpao, February 3, 2016

Hong Kong still “top” for economic freedom, but Beijing could “undermine rule of law”
Hong Kong Free Press, February 2, 2016

Banned books on offer at Hong Kong’s Lunar New Year fair as mystery over shop owner Lee Po continues
港维园年宵开市 铜锣湾书店过千书籍有售
South China Morning Post, February 2, 2016
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支联会年宵花市主打“六四” 公民党“龙虾钳”吁梁振英下台 (HK Alliance sets “June Fourth” as theme for Lunar New Year market, Civic Party sells “lobster claws” to urge CY Leung to step down)
Radio Free Asia, February 2, 2016

China dismisses U.S. criticism over missing booksellers
Irish Times, February 2, 2016

China merges two Communist Party-backed newspapers in Hong Kong
Radio Free Asia, February 2, 2016

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

Declaring de-radicalization success, China reduces 11 sentences
Channel NewsAsia, February 3, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

中国军改:政治意义大于军事意义 (China’s military reform: Political implications more important than military implications)
Voice of America, February 3, 2016

评论:对英文中国资讯的需求仍然只多不少 (Commentary: Demand for English-language information on China continues to increase)
China Daily, February 3, 2016

電影中的中港關係 (Sino-Hong Kong relations in films)
InMedia HK, February 3, 2016

Can China be deterred in cyber space?
The Diplomat, February 3, 2016