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, February 02, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese police detain netizens for “insulting” officers online
Radio Free Asia, February 1, 2017

谢阳案起诉书曝光 代理律师将逐条反驳 (Indictment of Xie Yang comes to light, his lawyer will refute every part)
Radio Free Asia, February 1, 2017

涉709事件︰幸清贤证实获取保 (709 case: Xing Qingxian confirmed to have been released on bail)
Radio Free Asia, February 1, 2017

中国再有多人因辱骂警察被抓 引发舆论两极反应 (More people arrested in China for insulting police officers, sparks polarized reaction)
Radio Free Asia, February 1, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

How China banned a Swedish journalist from the country using visa restrictions
Hong Kong Free Press, January 31, 2017

美国律师协会为受难律师高智晟出书 (American Bar Association will publish tortured lawyer Gao Zhisheng’s book)
Voice of America, February 2, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China labor unrest spreads to “new economy”
Financial Times, February 2, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Pro-democracy parties march in protest of gov’t legal challenge against four lawmakers
Hong Kong Free Press, February 1, 2017

Joshua Wong: The activist who took on China now stars in an award-winning documentary
Agence France-Presse, February 1, 2017

Watchdog warns against Beijing’s encroachment on freedoms in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Free Press, February 1, 2017

Chinese billionaire Xiao Jianhua “abducted” from Hong Kong hotel
The Guardian, February 1, 2017

Source confirms missing tycoon is in mainland China, not “receiving treatment overseas”
South China Morning Post, February 1, 2017

Is Carrie Lam Hong Kong's next leader? The media seems to think so.
The Diplomat, January 30, 2017

Commentary (评论)

The origins of China’s new law on foreign NGOs
ChinaFile, January 31, 2017

China’s Xi is no answer to Trump
Quartz, February 1, 2017