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.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

China's young reporters give up on journalism: “You can't write what you want”
The Guardian, February 12, 2016

Chinese media in uproar over U.S. move to honor dissident
Associated Press, February 14, 2016

That time China censored an art summit—in another country
The Washington Post, February 12, 2016

Chinese journalist banned from flying to U.S. to accept a prize for his work
The Guardian, February 15, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

独立民间组织生存环境恶化 维权NGO担忧未来命运 (Environment for independent NGOs worsens, rights defense NGO worries about future fate)
Radio Free Asia, February 12, 2016

Two monks detained in Sichuan over Dalai Lama prayers
Radio Free Asia, February 11, 2016

Campaign against China's Christians spreads to Guangdong province
Radio Free Asia, February 12, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Portrait of a purge: Who is being investigated for corruption and why?
The Economist, February 13, 2016

Brother of disgraced Chinese presidential aide Ling Jihua is sharing golf secrets in U.S.—not state secrets: lawyer
South China Morning Post, February 12, 2016

Steel imports from China investigated by European Commission
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 12, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Beijing officials tout all-volunteer “internet police”
Voice of America, February 11, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kongers’ long-simmering distrust of government boils over in the “fishball riots”
Global Voices, February 12, 2016

Beijing's top official in Hong Kong calls rioters “radical separatists”
Reuters, February 14, 2016

Scuffles in court as student activist faces rioting charges
Hong Kong Free Press, February 13, 2016

Britain accuses China of violating treaty in Hong Kong bookseller’s case
The New York Times, February 13, 2016

Over troubled water: Cross-border transport links are overshadowed by political fears
The Economist, February 11, 2016

Hong Kong has probably lost HSBC’s headquarters for good—and Beijing is to blame
Quartz, February 15, 2016

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

China’s prosecutors make terror fight a top priority
2016检察工作首重政治安全 分析:公民自由或再受限
South China Morning Post, February 13, 2016