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, December 06, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

A Human Rights Watch report details first-hand accounts of torture under China’s anti-corruption campaign
Quartz, December 6, 2016

The People's Republic of the disappeared
The Diplomat, December 6, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

UN fears Chinese human rights lawyer has been 'disappeared' by authorities
The Guardian, December 6, 2016

UN experts urge China to investigate disappearance of human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, December 6, 2016

No more “private vote” for China’s top leaders in Communist Party’s new hiring and firing rules
South China Morning Post, December 6, 2016

China protests Trump's Taiwan presidential phone call, media issues warnings
Radio Free Asia, December 5, 2016

China really isn’t joking about Taiwan
Foreign Policy, December 5, 2016

U.S.-China relations: Public diplomacy and soft power
The Diplomat, December 5, 2016

与蔡英文通话:并非偶然? (Conversation with Tsai Ing-wen was premeditated?)
Deutsche Welle, December 5, 2016与蔡英文通话并非偶然/a-36654122

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Alibaba’s Jack Ma sees dawn of data-sharing era in global internet age
South China Morning Post, December 3, 2016

There’s only one clear winner if Facebook breaks into China—and it’s not Facebook
Quartz, December 6, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

【宣誓覆核】羅冠聰CNN專訪:必定會反擊 自決不同港獨 ([Legal challenge to elected lawmakers’ oath-taking] Nathan Law at CNN interview: We have to fight back; self-determination is not the same as independence)
Ming Pao, December 6, 2016

Lawmaker vacancies announced in gov’t record as localist Youngspiration duo officially ejected
Hong Kong Free Press, December 5, 2016

香港再有青年组织成立 重点关注教育 (Another youth organization set up in Hong Kong, focusing on education)
Radio Free Asia, December 5, 2016