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.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese police admit detaining missing activist Jiang Tianyong
Hong Kong Free Press, December 15, 2016

3 Tibetans arrested for circulating self-immolation video as suicide note surfaces
Hong Kong Free Press, December 14, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

凤凰网“严重违法违规” 北京网信办责令整改 (Phoenix website (ifeng) in "serious violation of the law," Beijing Internet Information Office orders rectification)
Radio Free Asia, December 14, 2016

Chinese Muslim website blocked after Xi letter
China Digital Times, December 14, 2016

Popular Chinese Muslim website down after posting letter critical of Xi
转发致习近平公开信 穆斯林网站被封
Reuters, December 14, 2016

北京對藏人管制:靠信息封鎖過日子 (Beijing controls Tibetans basing on information blockade)
Radio France Internationale, December 14, 2016中國/20161215-北京對藏人管制:靠信息封鎖過日子

三名藏人因涉嫌传播自焚视频被捕 (Three Tibetans arrested for spreading the video of a Tibetan’s self-immolation)
Voice of America, December 14, 2016

VOA连线(王亚秋):报告:中国关押记者人数世界第二多(CPJ Annual Report: Number of journalists detained in China is 2nd largest in world)
Voice of America, December 14, 2016

Nassim Nicholas Taleb hits out at Chinese printers’ censorship of his book
The Guardian, December 14, 2016

Miss World contestant who challenged China is allowed to speak once more
The New York Times, December 14, 2016

China holds 38 journalists behind bars in 2016: Press freedom group
Radio Free Asia, December 14, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

上海千余名知青上访 要求政府落实养老保障 (Over 1000 “educated youth” who returned to Shanghai after being sent to countryside during the Cultural Revolution, petition government to provide them more livable social security benefits)
Radio Free Asia, December 14, 2016

"不上床就下岗" 八成职场性骚扰来自上司 ("Don’t go to bed, get laid-off," supervisors responsible for 80% of workplace sexual harassment)
Radio Free Asia, December 14, 2016

Choking on smog, China’s urban dwellers emerge in protest
China Change, December 14, 2016

Larung Gar teachers visit nuns housed in temporary camp
Radio Free Asia, December 14, 2016

New Chinese law puts foreign nonprofits in limbo
The Wall Street Journal, December 14, 2016

人权日及南京大屠杀公祭日被拘 民间演说家韩良怒斥公安无良 (Detained for activities on Human Rights Day and Nanjing Massacre memorial day, civil public speaker Han Liang condemns ruthlessness of the public security)
Radio Free Asia, December 14, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Communist Party mouthpiece quotes China Daily as “foreign media” to reassure public over slowing economy
South China Morning Post, December 14, 2016

China jails former Nanjing city chief for 12 years for graft
Reuters, December 14, 2016

國台辦不反對九二共識之外的新共識但核心需同屬一中 (China’s Taiwan Affairs Office does not oppose new consensuses other than the “1992 consensus,” so long as the core principle is “One China”)
Radio France Internationale, December 15, 2016中國/20161215-國台辦不反對九二共識之外的新共識但核心需同屬一中

Hong Kong (香港)

独派香港民族党领袖遭台湾统派围攻 台湾政府与民间团体谴责暴力 (Leaders of separatist Hong Kong National Party assaulted by unificationists in Taiwan—Taiwan government and rights groups condemn the violence)
Radio Free Asia, December 13, 2016