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 20, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

王峭岭获奖 (Wang Qiaoling collects award)
YouTube, December 16, 2016

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers, Defenders and International Reactions: A Brief Chronology
Human Rights in China, September 13, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Phrase of the week: Smog the people
China Digital Times, December 16, 2016

China bans user-made, “unlicensed” video, audio from social media
Radio Free Asia, December 19, 2016

China’s dodgy data: A rational response to a skewed system, report says
The Wall Street Journal, December 20, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese authorities are burying their heads not in sand, but in smog
Global Voices, December 19, 2016

全国过半省份遭“霾伏” 多地PM2.5爆表 (Half of provinces nationwide experience heavy smog with off-the-charts PM2.5 Air Quality Index)
Legal Daily, December 20, 2016>

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

Under the guise of public safety, China demolishes thousands of mosques
Radio Free Asia, December 19, 2016

China doesn’t mind Islamic extremists
Foreign Policy, December 16, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

2016:香港政治动荡持续的一年 (2016: One year of political turmoil in Hong Kong)
Deutsche Welle, December 18, 2016

Interview: What happened, and what’s next, for ousted Hong Kong lawmaker Baggio Leung
Hong Kong Free Press, December 18, 2016

Hong Kong’s leader, loyal to a fault
The New York Times, December 18, 2016

Commentary (评论)

Liu Ermu: Political prisoners are not criminals
China Digital Times, December 19, 2016

Inclusiveness might be more important than democracy in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, December 20, 2016