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 09, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

What happened to China's arrested rights lawyers?
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 9, 2016

Tibetans given long jail terms for celebrating Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday
Hong Kong Free Press, December 8, 2016

Xi Jinping T-shirt activist confirmed held in Northeast China Detention Center
Radio Free Asia, December 8, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Oscar push for documentary puts Chinese activist “Hooligan Sparrow” in the spotlight
South China Morning Post, December 9, 2016

China imposes hefty fines for fake or harmful news in Xinjiang
Reuters, December 8, 2016

China's Xi calls for universities' allegiance to the Communist Party
Reuters, December 9, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

藏人组织:藏区又发生抗议自焚事件 (Free Tibet: Another protester self-immolates)
Voice of America, December 9, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China vows to punish local government officials for forging economic data
South China Morning Post, December 8, 2016

Song Lin, former chairman of China Resources, is formally charged with corruption
South China Morning Post, December 8, 2016

2 ex-Chinese diplomats charged with running forced-labor ring
The New York Times, December 8, 2016

U.S. lawmakers, Chinese dissidents ask Trump to pressure Beijing on rights
Voice of America, December 8, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China universities must become Communist party “strongholds,” says Xi Jinping
The Guardian, December 9, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

北京不同意 梁振英悵然宣布不競選連任 (Without endorsement from Beijing, CY Leung will not seek re-election)
Radio France Internationale, December 9, 2016中國/20161209-北京不同意-梁振英悵然宣布不競選連任

Almost 70% Hongkongers oppose re-election of CY Leung, Democratic Party poll suggests
Hong Kong Free Press, December 9, 2016

【短片:朱經緯涉打人】投訴警察課擬以濫權代毆打指控 黎棟國:雙方就證據交換意見正常不過 ([Former superintendent Franklin Chu’s alleged violence] Complaints Against Police Office changes “assault” allegation to less serious “unauthorized use of authority,” Security Sec Lai Tung-kwok says exchange of opinions between CAPO and its watchdog IPCC is simply normal)
Ming Pao, December 8, 2016

被取消議員資格梁頌恆收附刀片恐嚇信 (Ousted lawmaker Baggio Leung receives death threat with blade in post)
Radio France Internationale, December 9, 2016政治/20161208-被取消議員資格梁頌恆收附刀片恐嚇信

港自決派黃台仰將赴台 與台獨組織交流 (Advocate of self-determination Wong Toi-yeung goes to Taiwan and will exchange with Taiwanese independence organization)
Radio France Internationale, December 9, 2016中國/20161209-港自決派黃台仰將赴台-與台獨組織交流

Commentary (评论)

Time’s up: China must release imprisoned lawyer Wang Quanzhang
Hong Kong Free Press, December 9, 2016

請梁振英不連任 為香港做一件好事(文:尹兆堅) (Pray that CY Leung won’t re-elect, for the good of Hong Kong)
Ming Pao, December 9, 2016

如何面對不流血的政治謀殺?(文:黎恩灝) (How to handle bloodless political murders?)
Ming Pao, December 9, 2016

中国能否成为国际气候治理领袖? (Can China be international climate leader?)
The Financial Times, December 9, 2016