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.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Tibetan father of three self-immolates in Gansu
China Digital Times, December 9, 2016

Wives of detained Chinese rights lawyers demand answers
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 9, 2016

China puts dissidents under house arrest for Human Rights Day
Radio Free Asia, December 9, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Translation: Game developers lament censors’ demands
China Digital Times, December 11, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Hong Kong’s Beijing-backed leader says he will not seek re-election
The New York Times, December 9, 2016

China slaps ban on new students at Larung Gar Tibetan Academy
Radio Free Asia, December 9, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Human Rights Day: U.S. and E.U. call on China to release political prisoners
The Guardian, December 10, 2016

欧盟对中国人权恶化感到“极端困扰” (E.U.: “Extremely troubled” about the deterioration of the China’s human rights situation)
Voice of America, December 10, 2016

國際筆會百餘作家簽聯名信呼籲中國停止打壓人權 (PEN International groups over 100 writers to sign joint petition urging China to stop clamping down on human rights)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 10, 2016

In graft fight, China makes it harder to move capital, people overseas
Reuters, December 9, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China riot police seal off city center after smog protesters put masks on statues
The Guardian, December 12, 2016

Xinjiang, tense Chinese region, adopts strict Internet controls
The New York Times, December 10, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

傳真社:WeChat、淘寶支付程式記錄手機敏感資料 可傳到內地伺服器 (FactWire: Mainland China developed payment applications such as WeChat and Taobao can record sensitive information from phones and can transmit to mainland servers)
Ming Pao, December 10, 2016

First int’l human rights film festival run by mainland NGO launches in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Free Press, December 10, 2016

Is this proof Hong Kong’s “Umbrella Protests” failed?
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 11, 2016

“One country, two systems” and a vicious circle in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, December 10, 2016

Hong Kong’s fears for its freedoms can inspire an arts and culture boom
South China Morning Post, December 9, 2016

In Pictures: Around 1000 protest crackdown on pro-democracy lawmakers as election race hots up
Hong Kong Free Press, December 10, 2016

Commentary (评论)

Time for China to release writers, journalists and activists
The Guardian, December 10, 2016