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.

Monday, May 04, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China’s exodus of judges
The Wall Street Journal, May 4, 2015

北京法院澄清律师被法官殴打事件 调查组调查显示不存在殴打情况 (Beijing court clarifies incident of lawyer being beaten by judge: investigation shows it did not happen)
Legal Daily, April 30, 2015

家暴阴影下的妇女权益保护 未能完全翻转的李彦案 (Protecting women's rights in the shadow of domestic violence: the not fully-overturned case of Li Yan)
Southern Weekly, April 30, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

Ten detained for rumours about military
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 4, 2015

China lodges protest with U.S. after religious freedom report
Reuters, May 4, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Hundreds detained by “interceptors” ahead of Labor Day holiday
五一劳动节各地政府忙截访 倪玉兰再被公安逼迁
Radio Free Asia, May 1, 2015

Tibetans detained, beaten for protesting construction near sacred site
达赖喇嘛向大陆华人传法 西藏贡觉县藏民反开矿被捕
Radio Free Asia, May 1, 2015

四川維權人士陳雲飛拘押35天後遭批捕 (Sichuan rights defender Chen Yunfei officially arrested after 35 days of detention)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 3, 2015

In China's Guangdong, 1,000 march on Labor Day over missing paychecks
Radio Free Asia, May 1, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

President Xi Jinping's corruption crackdown linked to officials' suicides
South China Morning Post, May 4, 2015

Chinese navy's transparency on new microblog more a boon than a bane
South China Morning Post, May 3, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

中国官媒:海外黑客攻击致近期网络问题 (Chinese state media says overseas hackers caused the recent Internet problems)
Deutsche Welle, May 1, 2015中国官媒海外黑客攻击致近期网络问题/a-18423110

Apps you won’t have heard about at Beijing’s GMIC
Reporters without Borders, May 1, 2015,47848.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Beijing can't scrap functional constituencies: Fan
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 3, 2015

Counterterrorism (反恐)

新疆六维族人被指涉恐被射杀 五一前南北疆反恐大清查 (Six alleged Uyghur terrorists shot dead during large scale counter-terror investigations in Xinjiang ahead of Labor Day)
Radio Free Asia, May 1, 2015