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 28, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese prosecutors ask court for more time in detained Tibetan’s case
The New York Times, December 28, 2016

Decision of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress on Conducting Pilot Work of State Supervision System Reform in Beijing Municipality, Shanxi Province, and Zhejiang Province
The National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China, December 20, 2016
China Law Translate, December 25, 2016 (English)

邢望力自杀谜底揭开称遭殴险死 做完头骨修补手术即送监 (Mystery of Xing Wangli’s “attempted suicide” in detention revisited: Xing claims he was beaten to near death and sent back to detention immediately following skull surgery)
Radio Free Asia, December 28, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

US-China frictions in film: Hollywood with Chinese characteristics
The Diplomat, December 29, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese state media is blaming its apocalyptic smog problem on kitchen fumes
Quartz, December 28, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China's crackdown on livestreaming may stifle boom of Internet stars
Voice of America, December 28, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

In Hong Kong's book industry, “everybody is scared”
The Guardian, December 28, 2016

Outsted Youngspiration lawmakers make final appeal over LegCo ban
Hong Kong Free Press, December 28, 2016

Hong Kong, where history has become a battleground for Beijing
The Guardian, December 26, 2016

Hong Kong protesters deliver christmas cards, gifts to rights activists jailed in China
Radio Free Asia, December 23, 2016

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

China suicide bombing attempt thwarted by police after attackers ram vehicle into government building in Xinjiang
The Independent, December 28, 2016

Commentary (评论)

Hong Kong government needs long-term vision for effective youth policy
South China Morning Post, December 27, 2016

烏坎被打沉了,香港呢 (Wukan was beaten down, what about Hong Kong?), December 28, 2016

2016的“港台”印象 (Hong Kong and Taiwan: 2016 impressions)
Financial Times, December 28, 2016