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 13, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Death in custody: a Chinese scandal that will not die
The Economist, January 14, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

Prominent Chinese university bans staff from criticizing Communist Party in class
South China Morning Post, January 12, 2016

空气检测APP发布真实污染数据受中国政府警告 (Air monitoring app puts Chinese gov’t on defensive over pollution data)
Voice of America, January 13, 2017

Seeking transparency in Chinese pollution data
China Digital Times, January 11, 2017

维权律师被警告不得赴香港观看709纪录片 (Rights defense lawyers warned against traveling to Hong Kong to watch documentary on “709”)
Radio Free Asia, January 12, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Ten held, dozens injured after clashes in China's Shenzhen
Radio Free Asia, January 12, 2017

穗大學禁非議中共及憲法 (University in Guangzhou bans criticism of CPC and Constitution)
Ming Pao, January 13, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China's top political advisory body pledges continuous anti-graft campaign
Xinhua, January 12, 2017

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

习近平对政法工作作出重要指示 强调全面提升防范应对各类风险挑战的水平 (Xi Jinping emphasizes that political and legal work must include overall improvement in the ability to prevent and respond to various types of risk and challenges)
China Central Television, January 12, 2016

Xinjiang town orders residents to engrave names and ID numbers on to all knives, including kitchen tools
Hong Kong Free Press, January 12, 2017

Will China now boost Malaysia’s new counterterrorism center?
The Diplomat, January 13, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

The only reason for my resignation is to run for Chief Executive, says Hong Kong Chief Sec. Carrie Lam
Hong Kong Free Press, January 12, 2017

More activists arrested for allegedly participating in November protest at Liaison Office
Hong Kong Free Press, January 12, 2017

Commentary (评论)

打好新形势下维稳主动仗(深入学习贯彻习近平同志系列重要讲话精神) (Fight a good offensive battle of stability maintenance under new circumstances: absorb and practice essence of Xi Jinping’s important speeches)
People’s Daily, January 13, 2017

不再欽點 是中央對港人最起碼的尊重 (Stop appointing the CE is the minimum respect Central gov’t could pay to Hong Kong people)
Ming Pao, January 13, 2017