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, April 24, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Domestic violence victim in China wins death sentence reprieve
The Guardian, April 24, 2015

李彦因家暴杀夫分尸案宣判:死刑改判死缓 (Li Yan, originally sentenced to death for murder of abusive husband, receives two-year reprieve)
Chengdu News, April 24, 2015
国务院法制办公室关于《中华人民共和国反家庭暴力法(征求意见稿)》公开征求意见的通知 (PRC Anti-Domestic Violence Law (Draft) (Comments Draft))
Legislative Affairs Committee of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, November 25, 2014

最高人民法院最高人民检察院公安部司法部印发《关于依法办理家庭暴力犯罪案件的意见》的通知 (Opinion On Handling Criminal Cases Of Domestic Violence In Accordance With Law)
The Supreme People's Court of the People's Republic of China, March 4, 2015

Storming the barriers around China’s judiciary
The New York Times, April 22, 2015

Chinese man gets 14-month jail term for defacing Mao portrait
Reuters, April 23, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

VOA interview cited in case against Chinese dissident
Voice of America, April 23, 2015

Embassy walls provide safe haven for free speech in China
The Globe and Mail, April 23, 2015

State Of Rights: media freedom and press access in China
U.S. State Department, April 23, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Freed Chinese feminist refuses to be silenced
Aljazeera, April 23, 2015

Supporting women's rights in China
Human Rights in China, April 22, 2015

China draft law lets foreign NGOs open offices with government OK
Reuters, April 23, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

发起“六四公祭” 于世文案起诉书首度曝光 (Indictment of Yu Shiwen, who held June Fourth public memorial, revealed)
Radio Free Asia, April, 23, 2015

Subversion, public order cases of Tiananmen anniversary activists move closer to trial
Radio Free Asia, April 23, 2015

Former 1989 student leader stopped at Hong Kong border with China
Radio Free Asia, April 24, 2015

Wanted list reveals nature of Chinese corruption
Financial Times, April 23, 2015

China tracks “corrupt” fugitives to Britain
Financial Times, April 23, 2015

Former Chinese official goes on trial for corruption
Aljazeera, April 23, 2015

Associate of Zhou Yongkang, China’s fallen security chief, admits taking bribes
New York Times, April 24, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong chief secretary says electoral reform open to future changes
South China Morning Post, April 24, 2015

X marks the spot: A struggle looms in Hong Kong’s legislature over political reform
The Economist, April 25, 2015

梁振英林郑月娥首日落区推广政改即遭黄伞军包围 (CY Leung and Carrie Lam encircled by “yellow umbrella army” during first community visit to promote political reform proposal)
Radio France Internationale, April 24, 2015政治/20150423-梁振英林郑月娥首日落区推广政改即遭黄伞军包围/

學聯承認三間院校退聯大大削弱學聯代表性及組織能力 (Federation of Students admits that withdrawal of 3 institutions drastically weakens its representative and organizational capacity)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 23, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

So much for compromise: Hong Kong electoral reform will only benefit one-party state
South China Morning Post, April 24, 2015