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, August 16, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Inside Chinese prisons: The hellish scene behind hunger-striking activist Guo Feixiong’s protest
Human Rights in China, August 15, 2016

Chinese court upholds ruling against historian who questioned tale of wartime heroes
The New York Times, August 16, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Mail Online teams up with Chinese newspaper the People's Daily
The Guardian, August 12, 2016

“Leftist takeover” at Chinese liberal leading light Yanhuang Chunqiu
South China Morning Post, August 16, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Groups call for human rights pressure on China ahead of Hangzhou G20
Radio Free Asia, August 15, 2016

What could China’s “social credit system” mean for its citizens?
Foreign Policy, August 15, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s Internet users are increasingly jumping the Great Firewall—to launch epic trolling campaigns
Quartz, August 16, 2016

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

Chinese authorities question students in Xinjiang about religious habits
Radio Free Asia, August 15, 2016

China's armed police hold anti-terror exercise in Xinjiang
Xinhua, August 15, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Teachers should guide discussion of HK independence in the correct direction, says CY Leung
Hong Kong Free Press, August 16, 2016

梁振英:「港獨」非言論自由而是「是非」問題 (CY Leung: Discussion on “Hong Kong independence” does not involve freedom of speech, it is matter of “right and wrong”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 16, 2016

【港獨爭拗】吳克儉上周晤八大校長談港獨 ([Hong Kong independence debate] Education Sec. Eddie Ng met the vice-chancellors of the eight universities last week over the issue of Hong Kong independence)
Ming Pao, August 16,2016

白色恐怖:教師討論港獨可被註銷教學資格 (White terror: Teachers might lose professional qualifications for talking about Hong Kong independence)
Radio France Internationale, August 15, 2016中國/20160815-白色恐怖:教師討論港獨可被註銷教學資格

【短片】梁振英指基本法條文「輕重有別」 袁國強:不會說有輕重之分 ([Video] CY Leung says some articles in the Basic Law “are more important than the others,” Justice Sec.: No such differentiation)
Ming Pao, August 16, 2016

陈方安生指廉政公署已经腐化 (Former Chief Sec. Anson Chan says Hong Kong Independent Commission Against Corruption has become corrupted)
Radio Free Asia, August 15, 2016

Hong Kong protest leader pledges to fight on after escaping jail sentence
Radio France Internationale, August 15, 2016

UK visa decision after conviction good indicator of how Hong Kong protesters are viewed abroad, Occupy activist claims
South China Morning Post, August 16, 2016