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, March 02, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

One year on, China's five feminists remain under tight surveillance
Radio Free Asia, March 1, 2016


Supporting Women's Rights in China
Human Rights in China, April 28, 2015

China “arrests” church pastor after cross protest
Agence France-Presse, March 2, 2016

“Fair judicial system critical to stop attacks on judges”: China to boost security for court officers
South China Morning Post, March 1, 2016

“Pull plug on China’s televised confessions” urges top political adviser ahead of meeting of country’s legislature
South China Morning Post, March 1, 2016

China makes domestic abuse a crime
Al Jazeera, March 1, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Headline news: editor at liberal Chinese newspaper fired over front page double meaning
South China Morning Post, March 2, 2016

Social media purge goes far beyond Ren Zhiqiang
China Digital Times, March 1, 2016

It’s actually really hard to figure out what counts as a “banned book” in China
Buzzfeed, March 1, 2016

政协委员呼吁停止安排疑犯上电视“认罪” (CPPCC committee member calls for a halt of televised “confessions” by suspects)
Radio France Internationale, March 2, 2016中国/20160302-政协委员呼吁停止安排疑犯上电视“认罪”

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

As China slashes coal jobs, miners protest in Party’s revolutionary base
Washington Post, March 1, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China’s coming ideological wars
Foreign Policy, March 1, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Circumstances decisive in whether Lee Bo broke the law in leaving Hong Kong—lawmakers, officials
Hong Kong Free Press, March 1, 2016

Hong Kong bookseller Lee Po is not telling the full story, police chief says
South China Morning Post, March 2, 2016

Three Occupy Central student leaders stand trial in Hong Kong
Radio Free Asia, March 1, 2016

Hong Kong government sought to secure its headquarters before Joshua Wong and Occupy leaders unleashed protests, court hears
South China Morning Post, March 1, 2016

Hong Kong’s “orphans” find their battle cry in an independent film turned box-office hit
Quartz, March 2, 2016

譚惠珠:香港無可能自決2047年後前途 23條「愈早立愈好」 (Deputy of HK to NPC Maria Tam: Hong Kong can have no way of self-determination for post-2047, legislation of Article 23 “the earlier the better”)
Ming Pao, March 2, 2016

戴耀廷指「本土」已成政治力量 泛民須協調 提改良版「雷動計劃」 (Benny Tai says “localism” has taken form as political power, pan-dems should coordinate accordingly, suggests improved “thunder strategy”)
Ming Pao, March 2, 2016

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

India, China discuss terrorism, connectivity
The Hindu, February 28, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China reality check: China's "Internet sovereignty" initiative: origins and consequences
Center for Strategic and International Studies, February 29, 2016