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 15, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

江天勇母亲首次接受外媒采访 呼吁国际关注 (Mother of Jiang Tianyong interviewed by foreign media for the first time, calls for international attention on his case)
Radio Free Asia, February 14, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Mass protests in Chinese town over proposed aluminum plant
Financial Times, February 14, 2017

These LGBT activists staged a gay marriage campaign for Valentine's Day and it's beautiful
Time Out Beijing, February 14, 2017

Chinese filmmaker who documented labor activists’ fight for workers’ rights in southern China tells of exile in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, February 15, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

二奶反腐再“立功”! 陕官贪腐性丑闻纪委介入调查 (Another “successful” anti-graft case by mistresses! Disciplinary committee involved in investigation against Shaanxi official over sexual scandal)
Radio Free Asia, February 14, 2017

Former senior Chinese official jailed for 15 years for graft
Reuters, February 14, 2017

China investigates former party boss of Bank of Jiangsu over graft
Reuters, February 14, 2017

Five years later, Bo Xilai’s shadow looms over Chongqing
The Wall Street Journal, February 14, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Beijing police develop app for citizen crime-busters—jokingly world's 5th intelligence group
Xinhua, February 14, 2017

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

Uyghurs are told to confess political “mistakes” in mass meetings
Radio Free Asia, February 14, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

香港“失踪”书商林荣基:恐惧让我强大 (Hong Kong “disappeared” bookseller Lam Wing-kee: Fear makes me stronger)
Radio France Internationale, February 15, 2017中国/ 20170214-香港“失踪”书商林荣基:恐惧让我强大

恐惧成病:艺人怕与遭中国封杀的黄耀明出现同一画像令海报下架 (Poster taken down as celebrity worried that appearing in the same poster as Anthony Wong would lead to banning by China)
Radio France Interntionale, February 14, 2017中国/20170214-恐惧成病:艺人怕与遭中国封杀的黄耀明出现同一画像令海报下架

Employees of missing Hong Kong billionaire are barred from leaving China
The New York Times, February 13, 2017

Police to procure longer-range rubber bullets in time for 20th anniversary of handover—reports
Hong Kong Free Press, February 14, 2017

Citizen nomination platform suspended following concerns over security of personal data
Hong Kong Free Press, February 14, 2017