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.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese attorneys, relatives demand public inquiry into lawyers' detentions
Radio Free Asia, March 11, 2016

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

Access to Information (信息公开)

How one brave woman is taking on growing might of China’s censors
The Guardian, March 13, 2016

Edward Snowden, Pussy Riot and Ai Weiwei protest cyber censorship
The Guardian, March 11, 2016

【新華社錯失】劉銳紹指這類錯誤少有 亦須注意近期不滿習近平輿論 ([Xinhua News blunder] News commentator Lau Yui-siu says such mistake is rare, attention should be paid to recent public opinions unfavorable of Xi Jinping)
Ming Pao, March 14, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Miners’ protest: ailing Chinese coal firm Heilongjiang Longmay told to pay workers
South China Morning Post, March 14, 2016

China wrestles with draft law on nongovernmental organizations
The New York Times, March 12, 2016

HRIC Law Note: Draft Law on Foreign NGOs Undermines Chinese Civil Society and China’s International Engagement
Human Rights in China, September 17, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China ramps up offensive against U.S. on human rights record, accusing it of racism and fueling terrorism
South China Morning Post, March 14, 2016

Beijing defends itself on human rights “with Chinese characteristics”
Agence France-Presse, March 11, 2016

Beijing’s graft-buster looks to Hong Kong for help with fugitive asset hunt
South China Morning Post, March 11, 2016

China must further purge energy sector of Zhou scandal “poison,” former top official says
Reuters, March 11, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

穆迪降香港展望至负面 称中国影响削港优势 (Moody’s downgrades Hong Kong outlook to “negative,” claiming that influence from China reduces Hong Kong’s competitive advantage)
Radio France Internationale, March 12, 2016中国/20160312-穆迪降香港展望至负面-称中国影响削港优势

香港团体游行至中联办示威 促中国释放被捕维权人士 (Hong Kong organizations march to Liaison Office in protest, urging China to release arrested rights defenders)
Radio Free Asia, March 13, 2016

學苑出版《香港青年時代的宣言》 文章倡香港成獨立主權國家 (HKU student association magazine “Undergrad” publishes article “The Declaration of Hong Kong’s Youth Generation” that suggests Hong Kong’s becoming an independent sovereign state)
Ming Pao, March 14, 2016

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

China terror convictions nearly doubled in 2015
Hong Kong Free Press, March 14, 2016

Development key to stabilizing Xinjiang, says Li Keqiang
Irish Times, March 11, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

No one believes the booksellers’ stories, but China has achieved its cloak-and-dagger aims
Hong Kong Free Press, March 13, 2016

Writing China: David Shambaugh, “China’s future”
The Wall Street Journal, March 14, 2016