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 21, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Trial of woman for killing abusive husband, severing his genitals, shines light on domestic violence in China
South China Morning Post, March

China holds migrant workers' trial outdoors “to educate public”
Reuters, March 18, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

China columnist Jia Jia detained by Beijing police, his lawyer says
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 21, 2016

Rights groups slam China over missing journalist
Agence France-Presse, March 20, 2016

Why Xi Jinping’s media controls are “absolutely unyielding”
Foreign Policy, March 17, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese tycoon criticizes leader, and wins surprising support
The New York Times, March 19, 2016

德国总统到北京 维权人士诉期望 (German President visits Beijing, rights defenders voice their expectations)
Deutsche Welle, March 20, 2016德国总统到北京-维权人士诉期望/a-19129834

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg meets China's propaganda chief in Beijing
South China Morning Post, March 20, 2016

Netizens mock Mark Zuckerberg's love affair with China
Global Voices, March 19, 2016

Chinese tech firm tells users: We may hand over your data to the government
The Wall Street Journal, March 18, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Scholarism “suspends operations” to form new student group and political party
Hong Kong Free Press, March 20, 2016

A closer look at China's contested Internet
Caixin, March 19, 2016

聯合國保障網絡傳媒採訪自由 (The U.N. protects Internet media’s rights to newsgathering)
InMedia HK, March 21, 2016

香港铜锣湾书店失踪案主角之一吕波现身香港 (1 of the 5 disappeared sellers at Causeway Bay Books Lui Bo reappears in Hong Kong)
Radio France Internationale, March 19, 2016中国/20160319-香港铜锣湾书店失踪案主角之一吕波现身香港

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Defiant young Hong Kongers are bound to resist Beijing’s meddling and demand independence
Hong Kong Free Press, March 20, 2016

A paradigm shift in civil society: from the Umbrella to the Fishball Revolution
Hong Kong Free Press, March 20, 2016