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 29, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China “increases rights of the public” in legal cases against the government
South China Morning Post, April 29, 2015

再过几天,最高人民法院《解释》与完成首次大修的《行政诉讼法》将开始实施 (Amended Administrative Litigation Law and SPC interpretation to take effect May 1, aim to facilitate case filing and registration for plaintiffs and enable courts to rule on legality of regulations issued by government)
China Youth Daily, April 28, 2015

Cases to be chosen as guide for judges' tough decisions
China Daily, April 29, 2015

SPC Interpretation on the Administrative Litigation Law
Supreme People’s Court of the People’s Republic of China, April 22, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese authorities accused of covering up shooting of civilians in Xinjiang protest
South China Morning Post, April 29, 2015

Concerns over growing Chinese media controls ahead of Press Freedom Day
Radio Free Asia, April 28, 2015

China’s Maodun: A free Internet caged by the Chinese Communist Party
The Jamestown Foundation, April 16, 2015

China internet regulators announce more explicit rules on web censorship
Wall Street Journal, April 28, 2015

中國網信辦出台「約談十條」加強網絡控制 (China’ cyberspace administration office announces rules for stronger web censorship)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 28, 2015

”Providing tea” not as innocent as it may appear
China Daily, April 28, 2015

Provisions on admonishment meetings with internet News Information Services
Cyberspace Administration of China, April 28, 2015

美國國務院高調呼籲中國釋放記者高瑜 (U.S. State Department calls on China to release journalist Gao Yu)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 28, 2015

HRIC Statement: Heavy sentence for Gao Yu exposes hollowness of “rule by law” in China
Human Rights in China, April 17, 2015

高瑜案的警示 (Gao Yu’s case as a warning to us)
Human Rights in China Biweekly, April 20, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Beijing police recommend charges against civil society advocates
The New York Times, April 28, 2015

Activists forced to leave hotels ahead of Lin Zhao Memorial
Radio Free Asia, April 28, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China says will hunt down serial bribers
Reuters, April 29, 2015

Wang Jianlin, a billionaire at the intersection of business and power in China
The New York Times, April 28, 2015

Chinese doctor took more than $18m worth of bribes, say reports
The Guardian, April 28, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Q. and A.: Ma Jun on using mobile phones to fight pollution
The New York Times, April 28, 2015

How China Uses its Cyber Power for Internal Security
The Diplomat, April 27, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

京官:香港先通过政改再看情况然后才考虑“优化”8.31决定 (Beijing official: HK should first pass political reform proposal before considering “optimization” of August 31 Decision)
Radio France Internationale, April 29, 2015中国/20150429-京官:香港先通过政改再看情况然后才考虑“优化”831决定/

董建華:泛民指方案非真普選是誤導市民 (Ex HK Chief Executive & Vice Chairman of CPPCC Tung Chee-hwa: Pan-dems saying that political reform proposal is not “genuine universal suffrage” is misleading the public)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 29, 2015

Constitutional development may stall indefinitely
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 27, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Gao Yu’s real crime
The New York Times, April 28, 2015

学者杨支柱批评北京警方郭玉闪“非法经营案”起诉意见 (Academic Yang Zhizhu criticizes Beijing police for recommending indictment of Guo Yushan on “illegal business”)
Radio France Internationale, April 27, 2015中国/20150427-学者杨支柱批评北京警方郭玉闪“非法经营案”起诉意见/