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.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China continues to use psychiatric “treatment” on its critics: Report
上海一访民在北京被送精神病院 无锡以精神病院代替黑监狱囚访民
Radio Free Asia, February 11, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

US urges talks between mainland China and Taiwan amid uncertainty after election
South China Morning Post, February 12, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Mong Kok riot plotted by “radical separatist organization”, says Chinese Foreign Ministry
Hong Kong Free Press, February 12, 2016

Chinese central government supports HKSAR in safeguarding social security: FM spokesperson
Xinhua News, February 11, 2016

“No political considerations” in Mong Kok unrest arrests, charges—Justice Sec.
Hong Kong Free Press, February 12, 2016

Britain says missing Hong Kong bookseller “involuntarily removed” to China
Reuters, February 11, 2016

英外交部:李波失踪“严重违反”中英联合声明 (British Foreign Secretary on Lee Bo’s disappearance: “Serious breach” of Sino-British Joint Declaration on HK)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 12, 2016

联合国将跟进书店人员失踪事件 (UN will follow up on disappearance of the booksellers)
Radio France Internationale, February 12, 2016中国/20160212-联合国将跟进书店人员失踪事件"

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

粵語正體皆筍盤 教局氹你落返車 (Cantonese and traditional characters are good for Chinese language acquisition, but Education Bureau coaxes you to give them up)
InMedia HK, February 11, 2016