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, September 08, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

New challenge for China's human rights lawyers: Defending themselves
National Public Radio, September 6, 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)

Shanghai censors WeChat “rumors” on new property curbs
Caixin, September 7, 2016

China censors critic’s discussion of family planning policies
The New York Times, September 8, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Senior official stresses unity of all social circles
Xinhua, September 6, 2016

Chinese village chief at center of land grab protests to stand trial this week on corruption charges
South China Morning Post, September 7, 2016

Officials who continued to flout austerity rules punished
China Daily, September 8, 2016

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

China’s terrorist problem goes global
The Diplomat, September 7, 2016

China vows to strike back over embassy attack in neighboring Kyrgyzstan
The Wall Street Journal, September 7, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Newly-elected lawmaker Eddie Chu reports “credible death threats” to police
Hong Kong Free Press, September 8, 2016

朱凱廸受死亡威脅 公民黨促警方提供保護 (Eddie Chu receives death threats—Civic Party urges police to provide protection)
InMedia HK, September 8, 2016

朱凱廸受死亡威脅 發言全文 (Eddie Chu receives death threats—full speech)
InMedia HK, September 8, 2016

Liberal Party’s Ken Chow reports alleged intimidation case to Hong Kong anti-graft body
South China Morning Post, September 6, 2016

Tactical voting convenor Benny Tai says he “underestimated” the situation after misses in LegCo
Hong Kong Free Press, September 7, 2016

香港中學生四處發傳單鼓動2047年香港獨立遭阻止 (Hong Kong secondary school students stopped from distributing pro-Hong Kong independence flyers)
Radio France Internationale, September 7, 2016港澳台/20160907-香港中學生四處發傳單鼓動2047年香港獨立遭阻止

梁振英自討沒趣新一屆立法會多個議員拒邀見面 (CY Leung invites ridicule—numerous new lawmakers decline meeting)
Radio France Internationale, September 7, 2016中國/20160908-梁振英自討沒趣新一屆立法會多個議員拒邀見面

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China’s latest crackdown is not its worst
The Diplomat, September 8, 2016

The Hong Kong election: What message does it send Beijing?
ChinaFile, September 7, 2016

從香港立法會選舉再看「今日香港明日台灣」 (Looking at “today Hong Kong tomorrow Taiwan” from Hong Kong’s LegCo election)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 7, 2016