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 09, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China: Pastor released from “black jail” after opposing cross demolitions
Christian Today, February 9, 2016

Tibetan man who refused to fly Chinese flag dies in prison
Radio Free Asia, February 9, 2016

China and the CAT
Human Rights in China, November 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

China has censored artwork about Tibet—at a fair in Bangladesh
Quartz, February 09, 2016

自焚藏人遗书展出 中国大使发威 (Gallery in Bangladesh displays suicide notes from Tibetan self-immolators, Chinese ambassador’s disapproval results in notes being covered)
Voice of America, February 10, 2016

“My personal vendetta”: An Interview with Hong Kong Publisher Bao Pu
China File, January 22, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China: WHRDIC condemns closure of women’s legal aid center in China
World Organization Against Torture, February 9, 2016

Chinese petitioners ring in year of the monkey with protests
Radio Free Asia, February 8, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Retired officials urged to follow party's disciplinary regulations
Xinhua, February 4, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

香港旺角大年初二发生激烈冲突 警察鸣枪 (Clashes break out over New Year’s celebrations in Mong Kok, police fire warning shots)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 9, 2016

Hong Kong riot police fire warning shots in bloody street clashes
South China Morning Post, February 9, 2016

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

China to give rewards for online “terrorist” tip-offs
China Business News, February 8, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

A world of hurt: Poor China: so vast and so sensitive
The Economist, February 6, 2016

The return of fear-based governance in China
The Japan Times, February 9, 2016

Lawyer-client meeting in “national security” cases in China
Jerry’s Blog, February 8, 2016