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 14, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Open to negotiation? A review of China’s abridged Criminal Procedures
China Law Translate, December 13, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

新疆通过防治网络“虚假”和“有害”信息的条例 (Standing Committee of 12th People's Congress for XUAR adopts regulations on control and punishment of online transmission of “false” information)
Radio Free Asia, December 12, 2016

Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Regulations on Control and Punishment of Online Transmission of False Information
China Law Translate, December 7, 2016

Pageant silences beauty queen, a critic of China, at U.S. contest
The New York Times, December 13, 2016

China’s Internet censors crack down on news portal over U.S. election coverage
South China Morning Post, December 13, 2016

Chengdu authorities clamp down on air pollution reporting following protests
Hong Kong Free Press, December 13, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Don't spread “straight-man cancer,” China feminist warns Trump
The Guardian, December 14, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China dismisses critics’ Human Rights Day statements
China Digital Times, December 13, 2016

Self-immolator’s wife, daughters “tortured” in detention
Radio Free Asia, December 13, 2016

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

Uyghur farmers sent to school in China “anti-extremism” drive
Radio Free Asia, December 13, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Localist duo “confident” Hong Kong’s highest court will hear their appeal over oath row
Hong Kong Free Press, December 14, 2016

香港立法會宣誓風波:梁頌恆游蕙禎決定上訴終審法院 (Oath-taking row: Leung and Yau to take their case to the Court of Final Appeal)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 14, 2016

港媒問:張曉明去了哪? (Hong Kong media asks: Where is Zhang Xiaoming, the director of the Liaison Office?)
Radio France Internationale, December 14, 2016中國/20161214-港媒問:張曉明去了哪?

政府辦回歸20周年海報設計及短片比賽 加強市民對港歸屬感 (Hong Kong government organizes “Poster design and video competitions in celebration of HKSAR's 20th anniversary” to strengthen citizens’ sense of belonging)
Ming Pao, December 14, 2016

民陣元旦遊行「反釋法、撤覆核、我要真普選」 盼傘後專業團體參與 (Civil Human Rights Front organizes New Year’s Day march protesting NPC interpretation of Basic Law, calling for withdrawal of legal challenge to lawmakers’ oath-taking and demanding for “genuine universal suffrage,” hoping more post-Umbrella professional groups will join)
Ming Pao, December 14, 2016

Lesson for Trump in Hong Kong: try to bounce China at your peril
The Financial Times, December 12, 2016

Commentary (评论)

Ai Weiwei and the art of activism
Village Voice, December 13, 2016