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 13, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Heart, brain of Chinese dissident removed amid suspicions over cause of death
Radio Free Asia, December 12, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

新書被要求改「中國台灣」 《黑天鵝》作者轟:在美國銷售卻由中國審查 (Author of “The Black Swan” Nassim Nicholas Taleb asked to change “Taiwan” into “China, Taiwan” in new book printed in China, author resists and hits back: book to be sold in the U.S. is not to be censored by China)
Ming Pao, December 13, 2016

Minitrue: Notice on Chengdu environmental coverage
China Digital Times, December 12, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

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

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Passports taken, more police ... new party boss Chen Quanguo acts to tame Xinjiang with methods used in Tibet
South China Morning Post, December 12, 2016

National Security & Counterterrorism (国家安全和反恐)

China cyber: Stepping into the shoes of a “major power”
The Diplomat, December 13, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Breaking: Hong Kong’s ousted lawmakers to take legal battle to Court of Final Appeal
Hong Kong Free Press, December 13, 2016

HK becoming China, veteran mainland journalist laments
Hong Kong Economic Journal, December 9, 2016

Hong Kong's pro-Beijing Chief Executive is leaving. But there are plenty more where he came from
Global Voices, December 12, 2016

Hong Kong pro-democracy groups make record gains
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 12, 2016

Video: Localist lawmaker and pro-Beijing lawmaker share a moment at LegCo meeting
Hong Kong Free Press, December 13, 2016

鼓吹港獨香港民族黨黨員在台灣遇襲 (Members of separatist Hong Kong National Party assaulted in Taiwan)
Radio France Internationale, December 13, 2016中國/20161213-鼓吹港獨香港民族黨黨員在台灣遇襲

Avoid using “mainland mentality” to tackle Hong Kong problems, Chinese scholar urges Beijing
Hong Kong Free Press, December 13, 2016

港大民調:梁振英袁國強評分跌至上任最低 (HKU Public Opinion Programme: Chief Executive CY Leung and Justice Sec Rimsky Yuen ratings lowest since taking office)
Ming Pao, December 13, 2016

Commentary (评论)

How Xi Jinping can avoid becoming a dictator
The New York Times, December 12, 2016