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, March 15, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

政协 “濒危” 敢言委员批两高报告避讲法治 (“Endangered” outspoken members of CPPCC criticize annual work report of SPC and SPP for avoiding rule of law questions)
Voice of America, March 15, 2017

Detained Chinese feminist wins new human rights honor
“煽颠”指控 苏昌兰获第三届“曹顺利捍卫者纪念奖”
Radio Free Asia, March 14, 2017

Rights activists denounce achievements touted by top China judge
Voice of America, March 14, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

China’s censors briefly lift veil on film review process
China Film Insider, March 14, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

『夹边沟祭事』受访者遭骚扰 艾晓明呼吁不要害怕 (Interviewee in Ai Xiaoming’s documentary “Jiabiangou Elegy” harassed, Ai Xiaoming says do not be scared)
Radio France Internationale, March 14, 2017中国/20170314-『夹边沟祭事』受访者遭骚扰-艾晓明呼吁不要害怕"

Government Accountability (政府问责)

陳光誠:用新法案敦促美國制裁中國的「人權惡棍」(Civil rights activist Chen Guangcheng: New legal bill should be used to urge U.S. to sanction China for its human rights violations)
New York Times, March 15, 2017

China's Panchen Lama calls for patriotism, says greed taints Tibetan Buddhism
Reuters, March 14, 2017

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

China's Xinjiang offers leniency for “terrorists” who turn themselves in
Reuters, March 14, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

七成港人反对京官钦点 望重启政改 (70% of Hong Kong people oppose appointment by Beijing official and hope to reopen political reform)
Radio France Internationale, March 14, 2017中国/20170314-七成港人反对京官钦点-望重启政改

如何處理港獨? 林鄭月娥:如上任加強與內地關係 (How to handle Hong Kong independence? Carrie Lam: Strengthen relationship with the mainland like predecessor)
Mingpao, March 14, 2017

梁振英評分跌至39.4分 民望淨值上任新低 陳茂波民望淨值急跌近三成 (C.Y. Leung’s net approval rating hits new low since taking office, lowered to 39.4%, approval rating for Paul Chan decreases for 30%)
Mingpao, March 14, 2017

Which comes first, “one country” or “two systems”? Both, Premier Li Keqiang says, pledging Beijing’s support for Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, March 15, 2017

Hong Kong leadership rivals lock horns in TV debate
Hong Kong Free Press, March 15, 2017

Activist Joshua Wong hopeful democracy will win in HK
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 14, 2017

Commentary (评论)

China attempts economic globalization without human rights
China Law and Policy, March 14, 2017

“They target my human rights work as a crime”: Annual report on the situation of human rights defenders in China (2016)
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, February 16, 2017