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.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese lawyers demand action to clear smog
The Financial Times, December 22, 2016

修《警察法》引争议 中国应否扩大警察“开枪权” (Draft "Police Law" stirs controversy: Should China expand police’s “right to shoot”?)
Radio Free Asia, December 22, 2016

China: Draft police law entrenches abuses
Human Rights Watch, December 21, 2016

“A notice to foreign forces: We’ve captured Jiang Tianyong!”—Video denigrates human rights lawyer
China Change, December 22, 2016

Wife of detained Chinese rights lawyer hits out at Party video
Radio Free Asia, December 22, 2016

The hidden cost of settling yet another labor dispute
China Labor Bulletin, December 23, 2016

China rights website founder arrested for leaking state secrets, says Amnesty
South China Morning Post, December 22, 2016

Tibetan protest monk released after serving full term in jail
Radio Free Asia, December 22, 2016

Access to Information

Access to Information (信息公开)

成都人权活动人士黄琦被泄密罪批捕 (Formal arrest approved for Huang Qi, founder of “64 Tianwang” website, on charge of “leaking state secrets”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 21, 2016

“No ghosts. No gay love stories. No nudity”: tales of film-making in China
The Guardian, September 22, 2016

Chinese propaganda video warns of West’s “devilish claws”
The New York Times, December 22, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China extends its clampdown on foreign nonprofits
Voice of America, December 21, 2016

中国政府公布境外非政府组织可从事的活动清单 (Chinese government issues list of approved NGO activities)
Radio Free Asia, December 21, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

云南一新建学校墙体现大面积裂纹 校方称安全无影响引质疑 (Walls of new school in Yunnan covered in cracks, casting doubt in safety claims by school officials)
Radio Free Asia, December 22, 2016

中国国家电网App泄千万个资 隐私打包贱卖网民呼吁“人肉”官员 (Leaked information of millions of State Grid Corporation of China app users is sold online, netizens suggest using same platform to expose officials’ assets)
Radio Free Asia, December 22, 2016

China military to hold secret anti-graft inspections over holidays
Reuters, December 22, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

香港特首选举制度 中港学生观点迥异 (Views of Hong Kong and mainland students divided on how Hong Kong’s Chief Executive is to be elected)
Radio Free Asia, December 22, 2016

Mainland No 3 official, CY Leung hold private meeting in Beijing
South China Morning Post, December 22, 2016

Fund established to support four pro-democracy lawmakers targeted in gov’t legal action
Hong Kong Free Press, December 22, 2016

Commentary (评论)

Prison laborers in China endure unimaginable suffering to produce holiday lights
The Washington Post, December 21, 2016

Trump’s win “a lesson to China” to listen to “silent majority” online
Reuters, December 22, 2016

时事大家谈: 2016中国法制严重倒退? (Current Affairs Discussion: Did China’s legal system seriously regress in 2016?)
Voice of America, December 21, 2016