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 22, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

被关押的维权网站“六四天网”创办人黄琦病状堪忧 (“64 Tianwang” founder Huang Qi’s health declines in prison, family expresses worries)
Radio France Internationale, February 21, 2017中国/20170221-被关押的维权网站“六四天网”创办人黄琦病状堪忧

王军视频告妻不要呼救 办案警官威胁家属“三不能”(In video, Wang Jun warns wife not to call for help, case officers threaten family with “3 nos”: no foreign media interviews, no Internet posting, no self-publishing)
Radio Free Asia, February 21, 2017

江天勇律师父母遭当局监控 住宅被装摄像头 (Jiang Tianyong’s parents surveilled by authorities with cameras installed at their home)
Radio Free Asia, February 21, 2017

最高法:不得强迫任何人证实自己有罪 (Supreme People’s Court: Guilty pleas obtained by coercion not admissible in court)
Nightly Legal News, February 21, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

Can the Chinese government really control the Internet? We found cracks in the Great Firewall
The Washington Post, February 21, 2017

Decentralization of Internet control leaves cracks
China Digital Times, February 22, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese feminists protest gag order on social media account
Radio Free Asia, February 21, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China jails former head of safety watchdog for 15 years for graft
Reuters, February 21, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

梁美芬擬就「辱警罪」提私人草案 指對全社會都好 (Pricilla Leung to submit private bill regarding criminalization of insults against police, says it will benefit society)
Mingpao, February 22, 2017

曾俊華指六四是「悲劇」 未明言平反稱國家有進步 (John Tsang describes June Fourth as a “tragedy,” doesn’t mention rehabilitation, says State has made solid progress)
Mingpao, February 22, 2017

I finally understand why people joined Occupy protests, leadership hopeful Regina Ip says
Hong Kong Free Press, February 21, 2017