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 24, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China moves ahead with trial of Guizhou church members
Radio Free Asia, February 23, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Tibetan blogger jailed for “endangering social stability”
The Guardian, February 23, 2016

Chinese gay drama pulled from internet, sparking backlash
South China Morning Post, February 23, 2016

Minitrue: Suspend broadcast of HK, Taiwan film awards
China Digital Times, February 22, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese security presence “heavy” at Tibetan religious festival
Radio Free Asia, February 23, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese Communist Party’s propaganda departments targeted in graft review
South China Morning Post, February 24, 2016

China's Xi urges implementation of reforms
Xinhua, February 24, 2016

China’s government tries to quell furor over order to allow public access to private residential communities
South China Morning Post, February 24, 2016

China tackles pollution crisis by changing the level of what it says is unsafe in Beijing
The Independent, February 23, 2016

大赦国际公布最新全球人权评估报告 (Amnesty International announces latest world human rights report)
Deutsche Welle, February 24, 2016大赦国际公布最新全球人权评估报告/a-19069627

Amnesty International Report 2015/2016
Amnesty International, February 24, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Beijing studying causes of Mong Kok riot, reveals Hong Kong Legislative Council president
South China Morning Post, February 23, 2016

University of Hong Kong governing council meeting gets under way amid security and secrecy
South China Morning Post, February 23, 2016

Leader of localist group HK Indigenous charged with rioting, may face 10 years in prison
Hong Kong Free Press, February 23, 2016

Politically charged Chinese art show opens in Hong Kong
The Guardian, February 23, 2016

半数大学公投通过撤特首为必然校监 (In poll, half of Hong Kong’s universities favor abolishing “chief executive as university chancellor” system)
Radio France Internationale, February 24, 2016政治/20160224-半数大学公投通过撤特首为必然校监

進師盟強烈譴責港大校委會暴力驅趕馮敬恩的聲明 (Statement of Progressive Teachers’ Alliance denouncing HKU Council’s violent expulsion of student leader Billy Fung at Council meeting)
InMedia HK, February 24, 2016

效法台湾时代力量 香港学民思潮筹党参选立法会 (Following example of Taiwan’s New Power Party, Hong Kong’s Scholarism to form party for LegCo election)
Radio Free Asia, February 23, 2016

TVB普通话新闻转简体字幕 通讯局收近万宗投诉 (TVB Putonghua news switched to simplified characters subtitles, Communications Authority receives almost 10,000 complaints)
South China Morning Post, February 24, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Translation: Love, a decisive moment
China Digital Times, February 23, 2016

How long can China’s Internet thrive if the rest of the world gets shut out?
ChinaFile, February 23, 2016

Why Xi Jinping made the state media rounds
Wall Street Journal, February 23, 2016