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, September 18, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

"无违法犯罪证明”应由单位申请开具仍有个人要求公安机关出证明 “无违法犯罪证明”使用过滥是问题根源 (“Certificates of No Criminal Record” should be issued on application by work units but individuals still seek them from public security organs, the root cause of why such certificates are being used excessively)
Legal Daily, September 17, 2015

Daring sailboat escape by Chinese dissidents ends in rescue, detention by Taiwan
Radio Free Asia, September 17, 2015

Chinese man attempts suicide outside government headquarters in Beijing
Radio Free Asia, September 17, 2015

China’s Communist Party hails its own legitimacy amid online skepticism
Foreign Policy, September 17, 2015

Tianjin blast victims protest for better compensation
Wall Street Journal, September 17, 2015

香港团体中大校园讲座声援中国维权律师 (Hong Kong group organizes conference on CUHK campus to rally support for Chinese human rights lawyers)
Voice of America, September 18, 2015

HRC Statement Reaffirms Right to Freedom of Expression Including Creative and Artistic Expression
Permanent Mission of the United States of America, September 18, 2015