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, February 03, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Tibetan singer is freed from prison after serving four-year term
Radio Free Asia, February 2, 2017

国际社会掀起声援中国被捕律师潮 (Wave of support from international community for detained lawyers in China)
Radio Free Asia, February 2, 2017

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers, Defenders and International Reactions: A Brief Chronology
Human Rights in China, January 23, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

Online criticism of China's New Year state TV gala disappears
Radio Free Asia, February 2, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese officials use hotlines to take the public’s pulse
The Economist, February 4, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

University of Hong Kong chief Peter Mathieson resigns; will leave city to head University of Edinburgh
Hong Kong Free Press, February 2, 2017

辭任港大校長 馬斐森「抱歉」 函師生祝續享言論自由 (After resignation as vice-chancellor of University of Hong Kong, Mathieson sends “apology” email to staff and students, hopes students continue to enjoy freedom of speech)
Mingpao, February 3, 2017

馮敬恩指馬斐森任內對港大問題沒有好好處理 (Billy Fung: Mathieson did not handle problems of University of Hong Kong well during his term)
Radio Television Hong Kong, February 3, 2017

張達明憂李國章主持下遴選新校長 港大不能維持多元 (Eric Cheung worries about maintaining diversity in University of Hong Kong under Arthur Li’s lead to elect new vice-chancellor)
Mingpao, February 3, 2017

A billionaire’s disappearance rattles Hong Kong
The Economist, February 4, 2017

Commentary (评论)

Liaoning high court looks into labor issues in bankruptcy
Supreme People’s Court Monitor, February 3, 2017

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