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, March 01, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Where are China's human rights lawyers?
Al Jazeera, February 29, 2016

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

Slaying of Beijing judge prompts horror in China’s embattled legal community
Wall Street Journal, February 29, 2016

The case of Zhang Kai: Refuting lies, clarifying the facts, and setting the record straight
China Change, February 29, 2016

中国首部反家暴法今起实施 “同居暴力”纳入其中 (China’s first Anti-domestic Violence Law takes effect, “violence in cohabitation” taken into account)
China News, March 1, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

China party to punish former tycoon for microblog posts
Reuters, March 1, 2016

批習「媒體姓黨」遭清算 任志強微博被封 學者:已到二次文革邊緣 (Ren Zhiqiang’s weibo blocked for criticizing Xi’s comment of “media for serving the party”, an academic describes this as the verge of a second Cultural Revolution)
Apple Daily, February 29, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China’s state media is lying about a detained labor activist, some workers say
Quartz, March 1, 2016

北京再有拆迁户被烧死 警方阻止围观拍照 (Another death in fire at household to be forcibly demolished in Beijing, police forbids on-looking and photo taking)
Radio Free Asia, February 29, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Exclusive: Major powers team up to tell China of concerns over new laws
Reuters, February 29, 2016

Legislature lost 25 members to graft since last year's meeting
Caixin, February 29, 2016

Don’t expect China’s corruption inspectors to work miracles
The Wall Street Journal, February 29, 2016

Q. and A.: Minxin Pei on the future of Communist rule in China
The New York Times, March 1, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Missing Hong Kong booksellers paraded on Chinese TV
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 29, 2016

I sneaked into mainland China illegally to help an investigation...and gave up my British citizenship too, says missing Hong Kong bookseller Lee Po
李波:自愿偷渡做证人 已决放弃居英权 外界炒作难回港
South China Morning Post, March 1, 2016

Detained bookseller’s claims difficult to believe, say Hong Kong lawmakers
Hong Kong Free Press, March 1, 2016

【書店5人失蹤】黎棟國指李波無透露如何離港 跨境執法破壞「一國兩制」? 黎:看不到資料證實 ([Disappearance of 5 booksellers] Secretary for Security Lai Tung-kwok: Lee Bo did not disclose how he left Hong Kong; when asked if enforcement of law across border damages One Country Two Systems, “there is no evidence purporting to that”)
Ming Pao, March 1, 2016

HK anti-China activist runs in key by-election
Agence France-Presse, February 29, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

The fight against inequality: Martin Luther King and China's labor activists
NGOs in China, February 29, 2016