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.

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

”I can’t stay out of this”—Two statements on the Zhang Kai case
China Change, March 3, 3016

Chinese activist “worse off” following transfer to prison: sister
Radio Free Asia, March 2, 2016

Chinese activists tell parliament: “release our lawyers now”
Radio Free Asia, March 2, 2016

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

Access to Information (信息公开)

中纪委机关报:官员工资、财产信息不透明,让贪官哭穷有底气 (Central Inspection Organs: Lack of transparency of officials' salary and property lends credence to their claims of poverty)
China Discipline and Inspection Newspaper, February 26, 2016

The Communist Party’s strangulation of Chinese expression is now almost total
Time, March 3, 2016

February 20, 2016, Southern Metropolis Daily (Shenzhen) front page
China Media Project, March 2, 2016

中国智库调查称 98.1%网民拥护习近平的治网主张 (Chinese think tank survey says 98.1% netizens support Xi Jinping’s position on Internet governance)
Radio Free Asia, March 2, 2016

內地電視劇內容通則出台 同性戀鬼上身婚外情全被禁 (Mainland China launches general regulations for TV drama contents: homosexual love, spirit possession, extramarital affairs prohibited)
Ming Pao, March 3, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China saw a dramatic increase in wage arrears protests in run up to New Year
China Labor Bulletin, March 2, 2016

Two Tibetans set themselves on fire: reports
Agence France-Presse, March 2, 2016

Cyber warriors spar over Taiwan's relations with China
Reuters, March 3, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese court upholds life sentence for top aide to Bo Xilai
The New York Times, March 2, 2016

北京学者胡星斗: 中国应当也有能力取消城乡隔离的户籍制度 (Beijing academic Hu Xingdou: China should have the ability to abolish Hukou system that divides urban and rural areas)
Radio Free Asia, March 2, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Booksellers’ release in “few days” after televised confessions, but return to Hong Kong uncertain
South China Morning Post, March 3, 2016

Police made over 1,000 Occupy-related arrests, new figures show, as lawmaker suggests harsher punishments
Hong Kong Free Press, March 2, 2016

Facebook's new “angry” emoji a weapon for Hong Kong activists
USA Today, March 2, 2016

港大指215非牟利國際組織在港營運 部分對政治前景有隱憂 (HKU data: 215 international NGOs operate in Hong Kong, some worry about the political outlook)
Ming Pao, March 3, 2016

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

公安部:不当报道或致恐怖分子获取信息 (Ministry of Public Security: Inappropriate reporting may cause terrorists to obtain information)
China Youth Online, February 26, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

The politics of language could spill on to the streets
Hong Kong Free Press, March 2, 2016

Heard in the hutong: What’s fueling violence against Chinese judges and doctors?
The Wall Street Journal, March 3, 2016