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.

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

One for all, and all for one: lawsuit of Chinese wheelchair users banned from flight “is for rights of all mainland’s 85 million disabled”
South China Morning Post, February 4, 2016

China resists harshly punishing those responsible for wrongful convictions
The New York Times, February 4, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

“Censors have gone too far”: Influential voice of Deng Xiaoping era accuses China’s propaganda chiefs of too much intervention
South China Morning Post, February 3, 2016

中国四川炉霍县强制收缴达赖喇嘛画像 (Portraits of Dalai Lama confiscated in China’s Luhuo County, Sichuan)
Radio France Internationale, February 3, 2016中国/20160203-中国四川炉霍县强制收缴达赖喇嘛画像

中国官媒推出政治口号歌《四个全面》 被讽“洗脑神曲” (Chinese state media launches political slogan song “The Four Comprehensives,” ridiculed as “the divine brainwashing song”)
Radio Free Asia, February 3, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Activist who vanished in Thailand is being held in China, says wife
The Guardian, February 3, 2016

南都前编辑泰国上月失踪据称又“自愿回国”助查 (Former Southern Metropolis Daily editor disappeared in Thailand last month reportedly “returned to China on his own will” to assist investigation, similar to Lee Bo’s case)
Radio France Internationale, February 4, 2016中国/20160204-南都前编辑泰国上月失踪据称又“自愿回国”助查

Government Accountability (政府问责)

世维会谴责中国政府利用减刑继续欺骗国际社会 (World Uyghur Congress denounces Chinese government for using sentence reduction to continue to deceive international community)
Radio Free Asia, February 3, 2016

新疆11名涉危害国安罪犯获减刑 引发民间两极评价 (11 in Xinjiang jailed for threatening state security receive sentence reductions, touches off polarized public debate)
Radio Free Asia, February 3, 2016

China jails 14 over factory blast that killed 146
Channel NewsAsia, February 3, 2016

China's Inner Mongolia police chief charged with murder
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 4, 2016

Telling tales: brother of disgraced Chinese presidential aide Ling Jihua defects to US and reveals state secrets, says report
South China Morning Post, February 4, 2016

When gov't officials misunderstand their role vis-à-vis the market
Caixin, February 3, 2016

Urgent need for full-scale two-child policy in China, experts warn
Hong Kong Free Press, February 4, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Checking them out: Banned books pique interest of visitors to Hong Kong Lunar New Year fair
South China Morning, February 4, 2016

“Fanning the flames”: Johannes Chan slams Council chair Arthur Li’s comments on HKU students
Hong Kong Free Press, February 3, 2016