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.

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

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

聯合國促中國調查人權活動人士江天勇下落 (UN human rights experts demand China to investigate the whereabouts of rights defender Jiang Tianyong)
British Broadcasting Corporation, 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

709大抓捕:李和平被起诉 谢燕益、王全璋、李春富案均再次退补 (709 crackdown: Li Heping accused; Xie Yanyi, Wang Quanzhang and Li Chunfu cases investigation period extended again)
Radio Free Asia, December 6, 2016

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers, Defenders and International Reactions: A Brief Chronology
Human Rights in China, September 13, 2016

Beijing court issues first domestic violence protection order to male victim
Hong Kong Free Press, December 7, 2016

China releases second Tibetan tied to self-immolation protest
Radio Free Asia, December 6, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Striking workers call for negotiations at multinationals
China Labor Bulletin, December 6, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China torturing suspects in “war on corruption” says Human Rights Watch
The Guardian, December 8, 2016

人權觀察報告批評中國秘密拘押制度損害反腐運動 (Human Rights Watch report criticizes the harm that China’s secret detention system does to her anti-corruption campaign)
Radio France Internationale, December 6, 2016中國/20161206-人權觀察報告批評中國秘密拘押制度損害反腐運動

“Special Measures”—Detention and Torture in the Chinese Communist Party’s Shuanggui System
Human Rights Watch, December 6, 2016

China vows to record graft probe grillings after torture report
Financial Times, December 7, 2016

Beijing grits teeth in face of Trump's tweets
The Guardian, December 5, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Graft buster says officials’ interrogations should be recorded
South China Morning Post, December 7, 2016

China’s securities Czar takes aim at new-money Barbarians
The Wall Street Journal, December 5, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Amid uproar, Hong Kong government backs down after barring questions from lawmakers facing review
South China Morning Post, December 5, 2016

Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement changes strategy
Al Jazeera, December 7, 2016

北京解禁回乡证 民主派称坚持平反六四 (Beijing lifts ban on “Home Visit Permit”—but Hong Kong pan-dems insist on principles such as demand for redressing June Fourth)
Radio Free Asia, December 6, 2016

Commentary (评论)

The road of no return Part 1: Beijing’s ruling on Hong Kong’s Basic Law cannot be justified
Hong Kong Free Press, December 6, 2016

The road of no return Part 2: How the courts could have handled the oaths row
Hong Kong Free Press, December 7, 2016