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 23, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

“奥斯卡自由人权奖” 公布 709家属黄琦秦永敏等上榜 (Recipients for Oscar Award of Freedom And Human Rights in China include family of “709” victims, Huang Qi and Qing Yongmin)
Radio Free Asia, February 22, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

Stuck in the middle
China Media Project, February 15, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese feminist group’s social media account suspended
The New York Times, February 22, 2017

Plans to build four new nuclear power plants in China's Henan spark outcry
Radio Free Asia, February 21, 2017

The future of NGOs in U.S.-China relations
The Diplomat, February 22, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

葛文秀律师起诉长沙警察刑讯谢阳 (Lawyer Ge Wenxiu brings case against Changsha police for torture against Xie Yang)
Radio Free Asia, February 22, 2017

Chinese president Xi Jinping has vowed to lead the “new world order”
Quartz, February 22, 2017

China safety boss sacked over Tianjin blasts jailed for corruption
South China Morning Post, February 22, 2017

China's Hukou reforms and the urbanization challenge
The Diplomat, February 22, 2017

Aspiring village chief nabbed for virtual vote buying
Sixth Tone, February 21, 2017

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

Chinese troops stage show of force in Xinjiang and vow to “relentlessly beat” separatists
The Guardian, February 20, 2017

Chinese city in restive Xinjiang offers huge rewards for anti-terror tips
South China Morning Post, February 22, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang jailed for corruption
The Guardian, February 22, 2017

33,000 gather in support of Hong Kong officers jailed for beating up Occupy protester Ken Tsang
South China Morning Post, February 22, 2017

三万多港人参加示威 支持七名被判刑警察 (Over 30,000 people participate in rally in support of 7 convicted police officers)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 23, 2017

指有「半個警隊」出席集會 陳祖光:7警必上訴 要洗脫罪名堂堂正正回家 (Chan Cho-kwong: “Half of the police force” attended the rally, the 7 police officers must appeal and return home with a clean name)
Mingpao, February 22, 2017

Pro-Beijing, anti-CY Leung paper Sing Pao says management has received “serious threats”, website attacked
Hong Kong Free Press, February 22, 2017

信报引述董建华指如曾俊华当选中央不会任命 (Tung Chee-hua says John Tsang may not be appointed even if he wins as Hong Kong Economic Journal reports)
Radio France Internationale, February 22, 2017中国/20170222-信报引述董建华指如曾俊华当选中央不会任命

Commentary (评论)

“We the Workers”: New film depicts crackdown on China’s labor advocates
Agence France-Presse, February 22, 2017

We must resist until China gives Hong Kong a say in our future
The Guardian, February 23, 2017