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.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

A court in China wrote a poignant verdict on the killing of a reporter who covered domestic violence—by her husband
Quartz, March 23, 2017

王江峰案招远看守所开庭 转发网贴被例主要证据 (Wang Jiangfeng’s case opens in Zhaoyuan Detention Center, reposts on Internet listed as main evidence)
Radio Free Asia, March 23, 2017

中国709抓捕案代理律师被约谈 (Authorities “have a talk” with defense lawyer in “709” case)
Voice of America, March 23, 2017

Call on China to ensure the right to a fair trial—A joint statement by legal professional groups & human rights NGOs on the forthcoming trials of the cases of the 709 crackdown
CHRLCG and TCLN, March 23, 2017

Mass crackdown on Chinese lawyers, defenders and international reactions: A brief chronology
Human Rights in China, February 16, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese activists call for probe into fatal Henan primary school crush
Radio Free Asia, March 23, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

江苏一男子派出所猝死 证据遭销毁警方要求“私了” (Man dies suddenly in detention center in Jiangsu, evidence erased, police ask to “settle privately”)
Radio Free Asia, March 23, 2017

Adrenalin-fueled TV drama to spur on China's war on graft
Reuters, March 24, 2017

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

记者来鸿:新疆—中国的“反恐前线”?(Xinjiang: China’s “anti-terrorism frontier”?)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 23, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong likely to choose Beijing's pick for leader amid tension, economic malaise
Reuters, March 23, 2017

Hong Kong’s unhappy selection
The Wall Street Journal, March 23, 2017

选拔还是选举 香港在北京的眼皮底下投票 (Audition or election? Hong Kong to vote under Beijing’s watch)
Radio France Internationale, March 22, 2017中国/20170323-选拔还是选举-香港在北京的眼皮底下投票

左派發炮 六千字長文引述權威人士 列中央不信任曾俊華三理由 (“Attack” from the left: 6000-word essay released quoting “authority” listing three reasons why Central gov’t does not trust John Tsang)
Mingpao, March 24, 2017

Commentary (评论)

The fires in Tibet
The Wall Street Journal, March 22, 2017

Struggle against the Gods
First Things, April 2017