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 17, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Uyghur Imam, farmers sentenced for illegally practicing religion in China’s Xinjiang
Radio Free Asia, March 16, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Young columnist disappeared in Beijing, believed to be related to open letter to Xi Jinping
China Change, March 16, 2016

关于要求习近平同志辞去党和国家领导职务的公开信 (Requesting Xi Jinping to resign from Party and state leadership positions), March 5, 2016

China’s new online publishing rules may hurt innovative industries
Voice of America, March 17, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

September start date set for China’s first charity law
South China Morning Post, March 17, 2016

Growing resistance challenges political controls
China Digital Times, March 16, 2016

维权人士发起联署声明支持双鸭山矿工 (Rights defenders to issue joint statement petitioning in support of Shuangyashan miners)
Radio Free Asia, March 16, 2016

女权人士郭晶遭警察闯入住宅调查 民间反性骚扰活动再遭打压 (Police burst into feminist Guo Jing’s home to investigate, anti-sexual harassment civil activities once again clamped down)
Radio Free Asia, March 16, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese premier Li Keqiang expresses confidence Hong Kong can solve its own problems
South China Morning Post, March 16, 2016

Mayor of Chinese port city under investigation, say graft-busters
South China Morning Post, March 16, 2016

China mixes cash, coercion to ease labor unrest
The Wall Street Journal, March 15, 2016

Democracy is a joke, says China—just look at Donald Trump
The Guardian, March 17, 2016

Cult of personality: Why is China dancing for “Uncle Xi”?
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 16, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Missing bookseller resurfaces in Hong Kong, says he is allowed to travel freely between city and mainland China
South China Morning Post, March 17, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Why China’s clampdown on Ren Zhiqiang matters
Hong Kong Free Press, March 14, 2016

How can we resolve the conflicts in Hong Kong and ensure “one country, two systems” thrives?
South China Morning Post, March 16, 2016

Hong Kong and Taiwan: The future of Chinese democracy
The Diplomat, March 16, 2016

誰是媒體?誰是記者? 從網媒的採訪權談起 (Who are media? Who are journalists? Speaking from the Internet media’s right to newsgathering)
Ming Pao, March 17, 2016

Hong Kong’s pan-democrats must unite in battle for survival ahead of key legislative election
香港立法会选举乃关键一战 泛民为生存必须团结
South China Morning Post, March 17, 2016

黎廣德:高鐵失控 議會失效 泛民失策 (Albert Lai: XRL loses control, Council loses function, pan-dems lose strategies)
Ming Pao, March 15, 2016