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, February 08, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

中国法官批评特朗普是“法治公敌” (Chinese judge criticizes Donald Trump for being “enemy of rule of law”)
Deutsche Welle, February 7, 2017中国法官批评特朗普是法治公敌/a-37443960

China to prosecute ethnic Mongolian over tweet about land dispute
Radio Free Asia, February 6, 2017

Despite a new law, China is failing survivors of domestic violence
The Washington Post, February 7, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

Journalist Rui Chenggang jailed for six years: Deleted report
Radio Free Asia, February 7, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Collective bargaining and worker representation: a worker-turned activist's view
China Labor Bulletin, February 7, 2017

China’s middle class anger at its education system is growing
Foreign Policy, February 6, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China may still be using executed prisoners' organs, official admits
The Guardian, February 7, 2017

Sparks fly as Vatican conference challenges China over executed prisoners’ organs
South China Morning Post, February 8, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China proposes new commission to further tighten Internet oversight
South China Morning Post, February 7, 2017

为了咱们的网络安全,国家放过哪些大招? (For our Internet safety, what has the state done?)
People’s Daily, February 8, 2017

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

Pakistan, China hold counter-terrorism talks
The Hindu, February 6, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

“Long Hair” Leung Kwok-hung enters chief executive race, urging allies not to vote for “lesser evils”
South China Morning Post, February 8, 2017

“长毛”梁国雄宣布参选香港特首 (“Long hair” Leung Kwok-hung announces his candidacy for Hong Kong CE)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 8, 2017

葉劉曾俊華歡迎梁國雄參選 (Regina Ip and John Tsang welcome Leung Kwok-hung’s candidacy)
Mingpao, February 8, 2017

網絡監控總警司申撥款 涂謹申:點證明不會打壓異己? (Chief Superintendent for Internet supervision applies for fund, James To: how to prove that it will not be used to suppress opposition?)
InmediaHK, February 8, 2017

Beijing's “invisible hand” at work ahead of Hong Kong election
Radio Free Asia, February 7, 2017

Reports that Carrie Lam is the only candidate supported by Beijing are quite credible, says rival John Tsang
Hong Kong Free Press, February 8, 2017

Voices from the street: What Hongkongers make of the leadership race and John Tsang’s fundraiser
Hong Kong Free Press, February 7, 2017