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.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Legislature Approves Reform of Jury System
Caixin, April 27, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

”因家暴杀夫判死缓”是否公正 (On whether it is just to receive a death sentence reprieve for murder of abusive husband)
Hua Xia, April 27, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese magazine warned by censors, future now uncertain
Radio Free Asia, April 27, 2015

Lawsuit over banned memoir asks China to explain censorship
The New York Times, April 27, 2015

China’s Internet censor increases scrutiny on news portals
Bloomberg, April 28, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

“Vulnerable” women activists struggle to rebuild lives after detention
Radio Free Asia, April 27, 2015

Chinese officers harshly interrogated women’s rights activist, husband says
The New York Times, April 27, 2015

Supporting women's rights in China
Human Rights in China, April 24, 2015

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Wu Rongrong recounts police threats during interrogation in detention: “before they started taking notes and video recording, they would howl at me: ‘we’ll tie you up, throw you in a cell with men, and let them gang rape you; also, your son is only four, there’ll be trouble ahead with school and work.’

Why China arrested, then released, five feminists
The Economist, April 27, 2015

Government Accountability, (政府问责)

China opens corruption inquiry into Sinopec president
The New York Times, April 27, 2015

China’s antigraft authority takes aim at Sinopec
Wall Street Journal, April 27, 2015

China probes doctor over US$18 million bribes, 100 houses
Channel NewsAsia, April 28, 2015

The big bribes in the junior ranks of China's cadres
South China Morning Post, April 28, 2015

贪官忏悔:收钱后,我成了送钱人的“奴才” (Confession of corrupt official: after accepting bribes, I became a slave to the briber)
People’s Daily, April 28, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China suffers internet glitch
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 28, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

CY blasts protesters for obstructing officials
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 28, 2015

CY takes aim at activists as Lam rides into chaos
The Standard, April 27, 2015

梁愛詩:若泛民堅持反對8.31決定 難繼續討論 (Ex Secretary for Justice Elsie Leung: If pan-dems insist on opposing “August 31 Decision,” there is hardly room to negotiate)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 28, 2015