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, December 02, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Xinjiang police hold Uyghur hostage against brother’s “crime”
Radio Free Asia, December 1, 2016

News of Chinese lawyer’s beatings in prison “only tip of the iceberg,” wife told
Hong Kong Free Press, December 2, 2016

Chinese lawyers call for end to HIV testing of new employees on World AIDS Day
Radio Free Asia, December 1, 2016

谢阳首获律师会见 会见前遭狱警殴打 (Lawyer in 709 crackdown Xie Yang finally got the first chance to see his lawyer, suffered violence from prison guards before meeting)
Radio Free Asia, December 1, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Word of the week: Wall
China Digital Times, December 1, 2016

One App, Two Systems: How WeChat uses one censorship policy in China and another internationally
The Citizen Lab, December 2, 2016

How to avoid getting your WeChat messages censored both in and outside China
South China Morning Post, December 2, 2016

Draft law gives Chinese police control of online discussion on disasters
Reuters, December 2, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Citizen journalists’ detentions may foreshadow foreign NGO law
China Digital Times, December 1, 2016

打压维权人士新一轮浪潮 (New wave of crackdown on rights defenders)
Deutsche Welle, December 1, 2016打压维权人士新一轮浪潮/a-36604214

“六四天网”创办人黄琦被拘4天其母下落不明 (Four days into arrest of Huang Qi, founder of rights website Tianwang, his mother missing)
Radio Free Asia, December 1, 2016

Whistle-blowing AIDS doctor reflects on roots of epidemic in China
The New York Times, December 1, 2016

China and the Church: The “outlaw” do-it-yourself bishop
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 2, 2016

成都可口可樂工人罷工遭武力鎮壓 職工盟到港總部抗議 (Chengdu Coca-Cola workers’ strike violently cracked down, Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions protest at company’s head office in Hong Kong)
InMedia HK, December 2, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

【短片】死刑處決21年後 枉死青年聶樹斌姦殺案終改判無罪 父:兒子終可瞑目了 ([Video] 21 years after execution of death sentence, wrongfully accused and killed young man Nie Shubin announced innocent)
Ming Pao, December 2, 2016

聶樹斌案平反: 網絡指任何歌功頌德都是可恥的 (Nie Shubin case redressed: Netizens slam various state media outlets’ glorification of China’s advancement in judiciary)
Radio France Internationale, December 2, 2016中國/20161202-聶樹斌案平反-網絡指任何歌功頌德都是可恥的

China's top graft-buster tells party members to give up the ghosts
Reuters, December 1, 2016

China’s second most powerful man warns of dissent and corruption in the Communist Party
Quartz, December 2, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

【宣誓覆核】律政司入稟覆核劉小麗、姚松炎、梁國雄、羅冠聰議員資格 ([Judicial review on oath-taking] Justice Sec and Chief Executive challenge the qualifications of elected pro-democracy lawmakers Lau Siu-lai, Edward Yiu, Leung Kwok-hung and Nathan Law)
Ming Pao, December 2, 2016

Hong Kong gov’t lodges legal challenges against four more pro-democracy lawmakers
Hong Kong Free Press, December 2, 2016

Hong Kong will have democracy sooner rather than later, says Chris Patten
South China Morning Post, December 2, 2016

Commentary (评论)

China: No 1 enemy of Internet freedom or the global champion of online technology?
South China Morning Post, November 30, 2016

热点采访:海外民运人士如何看待彭明的去世? (Popular topic: How do overseas dissidents see the death of Peng Ming?)
Radio Free Asia, December 1, 2016