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, January 03, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

“We bear witness; We keep the faith”: A New Year’s message from the Chinese Human Rights Lawyers Group
China Change, January 2, 2017

中国人权律师、劳工等各界发表新年献词 (Chinese human rights lawyers, labor groups publish New Year’s message)
Radio Free Asia, January 2, 2017

Chinese transgender man wins landmark wrongful dismissal case
The Guardian, January 3, 2017

Father of detained China activist Jiang Tianyong attempts to sue state-run papers for defamation
Hong Kong Free Press, January 3, 2017

江天勇父亲申请政府信息公开 陈进学再起诉《法制日报》《检察日报》(Jiang Tianyong’s father applies for open government information disclosure, Chen Jinxue again sues Legal Daily and People’s Procuratorate Daily)
Radio Free Asia, January 2, 2017

A human rights activist, a secret prison and a tale from Xi Jinping's new China
The Guardian, January 3, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

The making of a good Party reporter
China Media Project, January 3, 2017

Award-winning Chinese human rights journalist: “This is a calling, not a career choice”
Varsity, January 2, 2017

Chinese trolls jumped the firewall to attack Taiwan’s president and military on Facebook
Quartz, January 3, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

New Chinese law tightens control over NGOs
Al Jazeera, January 2, 2017

Officials, police descend on Beijing NGO as new law takes effect
Radio Free Asia, January 2, 2017

专访:北京要让本土非政府组织取代国外NGO (Interview: Beijing wants local non-governmental organizations to replace foreign ones)
Deutsche Welle, January 2, 2017

China announces details of social credit system plan, deemed “Orwellian” by critics
Hong Kong Free Press, January 3, 2017

Chinese military veterans gather in Beijing to protest “broken promises”
Radio Free Asia, January 2, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China clamps down on corrupt officials with 122 arrests this year
The Guardian, December 31, 2016

How even as “the core”, Xi faces resistance from China’s local officials
South China Morning Post, December 31, 2016

China to prosecute former senior spy catcher for graft
Reuters, December 30, 2016

China's CCTV launches global “soft power” media network to extend influence
Reuters, December 31, 2017

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

Show of force in Xinjiang sends hardline message
South China Morning Post, January 3, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong New Year's Day pro-democracy protest draws crowds
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 1, 2017

The bookseller’s decision
China Change, December 31, 2016

China says Hong Kong must not be used to infiltrate or subvert mainland
Agence France-Presse, January 3, 2017

Commentary (评论)

A Monkey King’s journey to the East
China Heritage, January 1, 2017