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, January 06, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

唐志顺、幸清贤获释 幸清贤下落不明 (709 Crackdown: Tang Zhishun and Xing Qingxian reportedly released, Xing Qingxian's whereabouts still unknown)
Radio Free Asia, January 5, 2017

Chinese rights lawyer released on bail more than a year after crackdown
South China Morning Post, January 6, 2017

维权律师谢燕益获得取保候审 (Rights lawyer Xie Yanyi released on bail pending further investigation)
Voice of America, January 6, 2017

Detained Chinese rights lawyer “at risk of torture”: Amnesty International
Radio Free Asia, January 5, 2017

How nine Wukan villagers were illegally tried and sentenced in December, 2016
China Change, January 5, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Giving credit
China Law Translate, January 4, 2017

Guiding Opinion on the Establishment of a Personal Creditworthiness System
General Office of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, December 23, 2016

Lecturer fired in China's Shandong after he criticized Chairman Mao
Radio Free Asia, January 5, 2017

A mass gathering organized on Chinese social media? No problem says government
Foreign Policy, January 5, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Former Chinese drugs official jailed over graft
Taipei Times, January 5, 2017

Xi Jinping is busy arranging a huge reshuffle
The Economist, January 5, 2017

Party rules: China’s Communist Party goes for quality over quantity
Wall Street Journal, January 5, 2017

China vows “zero tolerance” for election fraud in forthcoming party congress
Reuters, January 5, 2017

Tiananmen leader Wang Dan to move to U.S.; will continue fight for China’s democracy and human rights
Hong Kong Free Press, January 6, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Apple removes New York Times apps from its store in China
The New York Times, January 5, 2017

National Cyberspace Security Strategy
China Copyright and Media, December 27, 2016

China’s cybersecurity chiefs pledge total loyalty to leadership under Xi
South China Morning Post, January 5, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

闖入公民廣場非法集結罪上訴 羅冠聰:理據於法庭交代 (Nathan Law appeals unlawful assembly charges)
Radio Television Hong Kong, January 5, 2017

香港九旬老人上街卫民主 (90-year-old Hong Konger defends democracy on street)
Radio Free Asia, January 4, 2017

Localist group Civic Passion to “withdraw from all social movements,” citing increased risks
Hong Kong Free Press, January 6, 2017