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, January 05, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

公民要求公布雷洋案协议内容 联署质疑检警枉法 (In joint petition, citizens request authorities disclose contents of settlement in Lei Yang’s case, suspect that officers violated the law)
Voice of America, January 5, 2017

中国逾百所高校学生及民众为雷洋鸣不平 (Over 100 Chinese high school students and others launch online petition to express concern over Lei Yang case)
Radio Free Asia, December 26 , 2016

The death of a young man in police custody is rattling the trust of China’s middle class
Quartz, January 4, 2017

Shanghai court accepts detained rights lawyer’s defamation case against state-backed media
South China Morning Post, January 5, 2017

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers and Defenders
Human Rights in China, June 10, 2016

Couple held in China are free, but “even now we live under a cloud”
The New York Times, January 4, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

NGOs are trying to stay alive in China’s latest crackdown against “foreign forces”
Quartz, January 5, 2017

VOA连线:36名律师自发成立《境外NGO法》律师团 (36 Chinese lawyers to form legal services group to advise foreign organizations on Foreign NGO Law)
Voice of America, January 4, 2017

中国退伍军人再度集体上访北京 (Chinese veterans petition Beijing once again)
Voice of America, January 5, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese city official shoots 2 others and kills himself, state media says
The New York Times, January 4, 2017

Minitrue: No unauthorized coverage of Sichuan shooting
China Digital Times, January 4, 2017

China probes party official in restive Xinjiang days after attack
Reuters, January 4, 2017

Tianjin’s former mayor expelled from Communist Party
Caixin, January 4, 2017

China launches propaganda movie about the “iron” fight against corruption
Radio Free Asia, January 4, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Apple removes New York Times app in China
The Guardian, January 5, 2017

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

Uyghur government workers ordered not to identify on forms as Muslim
Radio Free Asia, January 4, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Occupy leaders Nathan Law and Joshua Wong appeal against conviction for storming government HQ
South China Morning Post, January 5, 2017

Veteran Hong Kong journalists launch new, non-profit Chinese news site in defense of press freedom
Hong Kong Free Press, January 5, 2017