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, April 15, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

女律师:在北京通州法院遭法官法警连续殴打 (Female lawyer: Suffered repeated beatings by court officials and court police in Tongzhou, Beijing)
Xinhua, April 14, 2015

China details judicial, social reform measures to effectively advance rule of law
Xinhua, April 14, 2015

China calls on Dalai Lama to “put aside illusions” about talks
Reuters, April 14, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

China to strengthen ideological education at grassroots
Xinhua, April 14, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Despite release, feminists’ case shows China’s hostility toward civic action
The New York Times, April 14, 2015

HRIC Law Note: Five detained women released on “guarantee pending further investigation”
Human Rights in China, April 13, 2015

Supporting women's rights in China
Human Rights in China, April 14, 2015

“Beijing Five” feminist activists still face charges after release from prison
Vice News, April 15, 2015

China accuses prominent NGO of “breaking the law”
Reuters, April 11, 2015

China threatens human rights group linked to detained feminists
The Guardian, April 14, 2015

China targets rights group Yirenping after activists' release
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 15, 2015

Response to China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs accusation against Yirenping
China Change, April 14, 2015

Public to have more environmental input
China Daily, April 15, 2015

Government Accountability, (政府问责)

Anti-corruption agency welcomes whistleblowing
Xinhua, April 14, 2015

巡视将“剑指问题不讲情面” (Investigators will be “focused on problems, not sentiments)
Legal Daily, April 14, 2015

Police chief took 2.76m yuan in bribes
China Daily, April 14, 2015

China imposes greater fines for environmental violations in 2014
Xinhua, April 14, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights, (信息技术与人权)

Chinese hackers “have been spying on Asian governments for a decade”
The Telegraph, April 13, 2015

Blog post on new public security document by CCCPC and State Council
China Law Translate, April 14, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Basic Law clear on universal suffrage, says top Beijing official in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, April 15, 2015

Upbeat CY Leung “confident” Hongkongers and Legco will back political reform proposal
South China Morning Post, April 14, 2015

Hong Kong police commissioner sued for HK$2m over protest assault claims
South China Morning Post, April 15, 2015

China urges U.S. not to interfere in Hong Kong affairs
Xinhua, April 14, 2015

Counterterrorism (反恐)

China ready for SCO cooperation on law enforcement security
Xinhua, April 15, 2015

China orders authorities to strengthen security in the wake of attacks blamed on Uygur militants
South China Morning Post, April 14, 2015