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.

Monday, January 09, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

人权律师谢燕益取保候审后仍不自由 (Human rights lawyer Xie Yanyi detained at a Tianjin hotel after release on bail)
Voice of America, January 6, 2017

Freeing ourselves from fear: A call to join the “709 trial observation group”
China Change, January 8, 2017

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

Court in China's Guizhou jails Protestant pastor on spying charges
Radio Free Asia, January 6, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

后真相时代中国网民为可靠知识付费 (Chinese netizens willing to pay for reliable knowledge in the post-truth era)
The Wall Street Journal, January 5, 2017

China deletes online criticism of toxic smog choking its cities
Radio Free Asia, January 6, 2017

Minitrue: Pollution lawsuit, smog classification
China Digital Times, January 5, 2017

《环时》警告《纽时》:别碰中国"敏感带" (Global Times opinion piece warns The New York Times: Do not touch China's "sensitive zone")
Deutsche Welle, January 6, 2017

社评:纽约时报APP从苹果中国店下架刍议 (Global Times Opinion: My thoughts on Apple’s removal of the New York Times app for its store in China)
Global Times, January 6, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Stop making our children sick: Beijing parents force government action over smog
Washington Post, January 6, 2017

Chinese defy pollution, a stubborn visitor
The New York Times, January 6, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中纪委七次全会今起召开 2017年反腐怎么干?(7th Plenary session of the 18th Central Commission for Discipline Inspection opens, how will corruption be fought in 2017?)
Global Times, January 6, 2017

中纪委再次清理门户 两名中纪委委员被处理 (To clean house again, CCDI expels two more commissioners)
The Beijing News, January 9, 2017

China tightens rules after anti-corruption staff caught up in graft
Reuters, January 8, 2017

Close aide to China’s President Xi Jinping named Beijing’s anti-graft chief
South China Morning Post, January 4, 2017

Tiananmen protest student leader Wang Dan plans China think tank
South China Morning Post, January 8, 2017

National Security & Counterterrorism, 国家安全和反恐

新疆高调举行3000人反恐演习 首套“无形哨兵”监控系统正式启用 (3,000 person high profile counterterrorism drills conducted in Xinjiang, "invisible sentry" monitoring system officially deployed for first time)
Radio Free Asia, January 5, 2017

Three terrorism suspects shot dead in Xinjiang
South China Morning Post, January 9, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong under police protection in Taiwan after assault attempt
South China Morning Post, January 7, 2017

Pro-China protesters attack Hong Kong lawmaker Nathan Law and reporters at airport
Hong Kong Free Press, January 9, 2017

In Pictures: Tiananmen protesters opposed to gov’t Palace Museum project gather at MTR posters
Hong Kong Free Press, January 9, 2017

Commentary (评论)

Apple is not the only tech company kowtowing to China’s censors
The Guardian, January 6, 2017

No, Hong Kong’s democracy movement is not anti-mainland
ChinaFile, January 6, 2017