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 21, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

欧盟四国外交官探访江天勇家人 “709”家属李文足声讨郭声琨 (Diplomats from 4 EU countries visit Jiang Tianyong’s family members, Li Wenzu, wife of "709" victim Wang Quanzhang denounces Minister of Public Security Guo Shengkun)
Radio Free Asia, December 20, 2016

709大抓捕:律师会见受阻 李和平妻子亲任辩护为夫申冤 (709 crackdown: Wife of lawyer Li Heping, Wang Qiaoling, to defend husband in court after he is obstructed from meeting with lawyers)
Radio Free Asia, December 20, 2016

Chinese dissident finds home too dangerous, but he may go to Syria
Los Angeles Times, December 19, 2016

China moves ahead with trials of rebel villagers in secret
Radio Free Asia, December 12, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Press authority restricts online video circulation on social media
Caixin, December 20, 2016

国家新闻出版广电总局发布微博、微信等网络社交平台传播视听节目的管理规定 (SAPPRFT to further regulate dissemination of audio and visual materials on social media)
State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television, December 16, 2016

SAPPRFT further limits use of social media
China Law Translate, December 18, 2016

China restricts sharing of “unofficial” videos on social media
The Guardian, December 21, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Catalog of Fields and Projects for Foreign NGOs with Activities in China, and Directory of Professional Supervisory Units (2017)
The Ministry of Public Security of the PRC, December 20, 2016

Artist Liu Bolin live streams Beijing smog to raise awareness
Voice of America, December 19, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中国严重雾霾波及近5亿人 (China's severe smog affecting nearly 500 million people)
Financial Times, December 20, 2016

China tightens financial oversight on military after scandals
Reuters, December 21, 2016

Former senior Chinese official jailed for life for graft
Voice of America, December 20, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s anticorruption drive ensnares the lowly and rattles families
The Wall Street Journal, December 20, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Competitive, democratic elections could lead to separatism, ex-Hong Kong chief Tung Chee-hwa claims
Hong Kong Free Press, December 20, 2016

Commentary (评论)

記在The 4th Chinese LGBT Conference之後——關於我個人參與運動的初衷與反思 (My intentions for and reflections on participating in the 4th Chinese LGBT Conference)
InMediaHK, December 14, 2016

Christmas in the People’s Daily
China Media Project, December 21, 2016

China’s “social credit” system: Turning big data into mass surveillance
The Wall Street Journal, December 21, 2016