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.

Friday, September 02, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Christian rights lawyer disappears after retracting “forced” statement
Radio Free Asia, September 1, 2016

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers, Defenders and International Reactions: A Brief Chronology
Human Rights in China, August 21, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Behind China’s Anbang: Empty offices and obscure names
The New York Times, September 2, 2016

Posers for the party. How an online forum catches censors unawares
The Economist, September 3, 2016

China hoping to avoid sensitive topics as G-20 summit host
The Washington Post, September 2, 2016

China’s censors are powerful: Part 2 of the first CFI guide
China Film Insider, September 2, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Rights activist “takes refuge” in U.S. embassy in Beijing: Relatives
Radio Free Asia, September 1, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese journalist held on “picking quarrels” charge beaten by prison guards, says lawyer
Hong Kong Free Press, September 2, 2016

Mystery deepens over Chinese activist’s alleged suicide try
EJ Insight, September 1, 2016

China to tighten watch on discipline violations during holidays
Xinhua, August 31, 2016

China promises humane, lawful treatment of detained Canadian
Reuters, August 31, 2016

人权组织呼吁中国政府停止打压行动 (Human rights groups call on Chinese government to stop crackdown)
Deustche Welle, August 31, 2016人权组织呼吁中国政府停止打压行动/a-19516681

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

The race card. The leader of a troubled western province has been replaced. He will not be missed by its ethnic Uighurs
The Economist, September 3, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

As Hong Kong goes to the polls, why isn’t the Communist Party on the ballot?
Quartz, September 1, 2016

China pressures Hong Kong to squash independence calls ahead of poll: sources
Reuters, September 1, 2016

Hong Kong youth feel powerless in politics
South China Morning Post, September 1, 2016

香港星期天立法会选举 港独自决呼声高 (Hong Kong voice for independence high for LegCo election on Sunday)
Voice of America, September 1, 2016

Daughter of missing Hong Kong bookseller told not to travel to Asia
The Guardian, September 1, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

What can we expect from China at the G20?
ChinaFile, September 1, 2016