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.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

江天勇“被失踪” 50天 陈进学律师申请政府信息公开 (50 days after Jiang Tianyong “disappeared” lawyer Chen Jinxue applies for disclosure of government information)
Radio Free Asia, January 10, 2017

江天勇失联逾24小时 (Jiang Tianyong incommunicado for over 24 hours)
Human Rights in China, November 23, 2016

称教材“污名”同性恋 秋白状告教育部案二审开庭 (Qiu Bai’s appeal trial against Ministry of Education opens, states teaching materials “defame” homosexuality)
The Beijing News, January 10, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

China wants to be a climate change watchdog, but can it lead by example?
The New York Times, January 10, 2017

邓相超教授批毛受围攻遭严惩引发激烈争议 (Controversy erupts as professor Deng Xiangchao shamed and punished for criticizing Mao)
Radio France Internationale, January 11, 2017中国/20170109-邓相超教授批毛受围攻遭严惩引发激烈争议

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Social credit system documents list
China Law Translate, January 9, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China rolls out new graft watchdog
The Wall Street Journal, January 10, 2017

Chinese Communist Party introduces rules for graft probes, supervision
Voice of America, January 10, 2017

Former Supreme Court vice president stands trial for graft
Xinhua, January 10, 2017

最高法原副院长奚晓明受贿案开庭 被控非法收受1.14亿元 (Trial of former SPC vice president Xi Xiaoming opens, charged with illegally accepting 114 million yuan)
People’s Daily, January 11, 2017

Group to probe China's human rights violations under U.S. law
Radio Free Asia, January 10, 2017

促进中国人权新思路 - 中国人权问责中心成立 (A new way to promote human rights in China—“China Human Rights Accountability Center” established)
Voice of America, January 10, 2017

A joint statement upon the establishment of “China Human Rights Accountability Center”
China Change, January 9, 2017

广东江门市委原副书记、政法委原书记邹家军被"双开" (Former Jiangmen Municipal Committee Vice Secretary and former Political and Legal Affairs Committee Secretary Zhou Jiajun gets “double expulsion”)
People’s Daily, January 11, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong activists arrested over Legco oath rally that saw clashes outside mainland’s liaison office
South China Morning Post, January 11, 2017

警方拘7人涉反釋法示威非法集結藏有攻擊武器等 (7 people arrested for participation in rally against NPC interpretation, unlawful assembly, possession of offensive weapons)
Radio Television Hong Kong, January 11, 2017

Top U.S. diplomat in Hong Kong describes Beijing's legal ruling as “unfortunate”
Reuters, January 10, 2017

Bar Assoc. chair warns against “self-defeating” violent protests by localists
Hong Kong Free Press, January 10, 2017

Protesters link government’s Palace Museum “exhibition” to memory of bloody Tiananmen Square crackdown
South China Morning Post, January 9, 2017

香港终审法院首席法官:关乎香港法律的讨论皆应以基本法为起点 (Chief Justice of Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal: The Basic Law is the starting point of any discussion about the law in Hong Kong)
Xinhua News Agency, January 10, 2017

CJ's speech at ceremonial opening of the legal year 2017
HKSAR Press Release, January 9, 2017