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 08, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China lets rights lawyer flee to U.S. after release
The New York Times, March 7, 2016

被拘维权律师抵美,中共是否放松打压? (Detained rights lawyer arrived U.S., is CPC loosening up the crackdown?)
Voice of America, March 8, 2016

Chinese rights lawyer takes legal action after Hong Kong, Taiwan-published books seized
South China Morning Post, March 8, 2016

Earnest request to the National People’s Congress to form a Special Committee of Inquiry into the “July 9 crackdown” on lawyers
China Change, March 4, 2016

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

NPC spokesperson addresses air pollution problem, says “human rights lawyers” too must respect the law
Hong Kong Free Press, March 5, 2016

MH370 disappearance: Chinese families file lawsuits seeking answers
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 7, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

China's “red princess” turned investigative journalist
Al Jazeera, March 8, 2016

Chinese propagandists try cartoons for Communism
Voice of America, March 4, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

“女权五姐妹”之李婷婷:我现在很“温和” (Li Tingting of “The Feminist Five”: I’m now so “moderate”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 8, 2016

Feminists mark setbacks, progress after detentions [Updated]
China Digital Times, March 7, 2016

Before International Women’s Day, feminist five and their lawyers are called in by police
China Change, March 6, 2016

Detained labor activist Meng Han unbowed and unrepentant
China Labor Bulletin, March 8, 2016

The story of Hooligan Sparrow
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 7, 2016

Sham marriages between gay men and lesbians are on the rise in China
Vice News, March 7, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Safety fears cause concern amid delays to China's Taishan nuclear plant
Radio Free Asia, March 7, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

中国外交部被网民恳求别再出国撒钱 (Netizens implore the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs not to squander money overseas)
Radio France Internationale, March 8, 2016中国/20160308-中国外交部被网民恳求别再出国撒钱

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong student activists ejected from youth forum after shouting down Carrie Lam
South China Morning Post, March 7, 2016

Fear-jerker. A film abhorrent to the Communist Party has proved a hit in the territory
The Economist, March 5, 2016

Exclusive: Email reveals Lee Po feared Gui Minhai kidnapped by Chinese agents before he himself disappeared
South China Morning Post, March 8, 2016

【七警案】律政司要求傳媒交新聞片及攝影師身分 高院拒申請 ([The seven policemen’s violence case] Department of Justice asks for media news footages and identities of the videographers, refused by the High Court)
Ming Pao, March 8, 2016

Character assassination? Hong Kong’s furore over simplified Chinese
“暗杀”繁体字?简体字实用 但不必进校园
South China Morning Post, March 8, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

香港本土主义与台独:北京的两个担心 (Hong Kong localism and Taiwan independence: two worries of Beijing)
Financial Times, March 8, 2016