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 29, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Beijing struggles to contain anger over death in custody
Financial Times, December 29, 2016

Jailed Chinese activist awakes from coma; says he did not attempt suicide, despite claims
Hong Kong Free Press, December 29, 2016

扎西文色案新进展:检方撤回起诉补充侦查 (Chinese prosecutors ask court for more time in detained Tibetan’s case)
The New York Times, December 29, 2016

长沙警方拒律师见江天勇 陈进学周四往检察院控告 (Jiang Tianyong’s defense lawyer, Chen Jinxue, submits formal complaint with procuratorate after Changsha police refuse him a meeting with Jiang)
Radio Free Asia, December 28, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

China warns of “foreign powers” subverting Communist Party rule online
Radio Free Asia, December 29, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China: Anti-corruption efforts working, no letup in 2017
Voice of America, December 29, 2016

China’s defence ministry confirms probe of leading general Wang Jianping
South China Morning Post, December 29, 2016

China persuades fugitive graft suspect to return in "Operation Skynet"
Reuters, December 29, 2016

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

China’s Xinjiang region plagued by violent attacks that Beijing blames on Uygur separatists
South China Morning Post, December 29, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

One year on: Hong Kong bookseller saga leaves too many questions unanswered
South China Morning Post, December 29, 2016

Quoting Mao, China says Taiwan, HK independence supporters will fail “like flies”
Reuters, December 28, 2016

一边发还回乡证“吹和风”一边刁难民主派进出大陆 (Despite returning Mainland Travel Permits to Hong Kong Democrats, Beijing still makes it hard for them to enter and exit)
Radio France International, December 29, 2016中国/20161229-一边发还回乡证“吹和风”一边刁难民主派进出大陆