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 26, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

《证券法》修订将继续列入今年立法计划 (Amendment to the securities law will continue to be included in this year's legislative plan)
STCN, February 23, 2016

China jails Protestant pastor couple for 12, 14 years
Radio Free Asia, February 26, 2016

Chinese Christian rights lawyer accused of “masterminding illegal religious gatherings”, says state-run website
South China Morning Post, February 26, 2016

Beijing human rights lawyer Zhang Kai “admits” disrupting social order in latest state TV “confession”
Hong Kong Free Press, February 26, 2016

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers and Defenders
Human Rights in China, February 5, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

证监会回复:未获取关于熔断的4861条具体反馈意见和建议 (CSRC responds to OGI request: Never received 4,861 specific comments and suggestions concerning circuit breaker)
Economic Observer Online, February 25, 2016

贵州创新政府信息公开方式:让权力公开“不含糊” (Guizhou innovates OGI methods: Let openness of public authorities be “unambiguous”)
China National Radio, February 25, 2016

China’s central bank defends halting publication of sensitive financial data as record amounts of capital flow out country
South China Morning Post, February26, 2016

As China’s economic picture turns uglier, Beijing applies airbrush
The New York Times, February 26, 2016

网信办:中国去年关闭近五千网站 (Cyberspace Administration of China: China closed down around 5,000 websites last year)
Radio France Internationale, February 25, 2016中国/20160225-网信办:中国去年关闭近五千网

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Guangzhou authorities force steel workers to end one week strike
China Labor Bulletin, February 26, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

高炎龙申请国家赔偿案开审, 要求按最高标准赔偿 (Gao Yanlong, imprisoned 7 years for murder in a case that did not reach trial, seeks highest level of compensation)
Jing Hua Times, February 25, 2016

Outspoken Chinese real estate mogul becomes latest target of Party wrath
China Change, February 26, 2016

China’s anti-corruption body warns “disloyal” cadres over “small” indiscretions
Hong Kong Free Press, February 26, 2016

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

Tibet closed to foreigners again but tourism booms
The Cable News Network, February 25, 2016

Tibet to be closed to foreign visitors at the end of February
The Tibet Post, January 31, 2016

Lockdown of Tibet: closure to foreigners deepens isolation
International Federation for Human Rights, February 25, 2016

三月份敏感期到来, 西藏实行“封闭令” 汉族游客不受限制 (On eve of March sensitive period, Tibet implements closure order, exempting Han tourists)
Radio Free Asia, February 25, 2016

国际声援西藏运动主席马特奥在台湾谈西藏议题 (President of International Campaign for Tibet Matteo talks about Tibetan issues in Taiwan)
Radio Free Asia, February 25, 2016

Interview: “You cannot call that terrorist simply because many people died”
Radio Free Asia, February 25, 2016