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, May 05, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Woman suing China Post for gender discrimination
Channel News Asia, May 5, 2015

Does money matter when determining which Chinese court will hear your dispute?
Supreme People's Court Monitor, May 5, 2015

China extends detention of rights lawyer ahead of Tiananmen anniversary
Radio Free Asia, May 4, 2015

全面依法治国,开启中国法治新时代 (Ruling country in complete accordance with the law, Opening new rule-of-law era in China)
People’s Daily, May 5, 2015

依宪治国的精神基础 (Intellectual basis for ruling the country by constitution)
Financial Times, May 5, 2015

The will of the party: with discussion of legal reform dominating China’s annual Two Sessions, China’s leadership continues to push forward its “rule by law” agenda
News China Magazine, May, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

China’s scientific progress hinges on access to data
nature, April 28, 2015

Chinese military warned not give away “secrets” on social media
South China Morning Post, May 5, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

出台重大决策 公众参与是必经程序 (New laws in Sichuan coming into effect on June 1 will make soliciting public comments compulsory for all new laws and major policies)
Sichuan Legal News, May 5, 2015

四川省人民政府拟定地方性法规草案和制定规章程序规定 (Rules of Sichuan Province People’s Government on Procedures for Drafting Local Regulations and Enacting Regulations)

四川省重大行政决策程序规定 (Sichuan Province Regulations on Procedures for Major Policies )

境外非政府组织管理法(草案二次审议稿)全文 (Foreign NGO Management Law (2nd draft for review)) [Proposed foreign NGO management law now open for public comment]
The National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China

Thousands of PLA veterans protest in China's Hubei
Radio Free Asia, May 4, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

上海:从制度上严防领导干部“一家两制” (Shanghai to prohibit senior officials from practicing “one family, two systems”)
People’s Daily, May 5, 2015

Shanghai bans officials’ relatives from running private businesses
Financial Times, May 5, 2015

China to let 100 think-tanks bloom
Financial Times, May 4, 2015

China military says army yet to fully embrace rule of law
Reuters, May 4, 2015

China’s Hua Xia bank says senior official under investigation
The Wall Street Journal, May 4, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

How China assesses civil disobedience in cyberspace
The Diplomat, May 4, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

記者遇襲案 認人手續准疑犯戴口罩浴帽 (Assault on journalists case: suspects allowed to wear face mask and shower cap in police lineup)
Apple Daily, May 5, 2015

New Hong Kong police chief says suspects have rights as he is drawn into row over identity parade
South China Morning Post, May 5, 2015

Tensions simmer in Hong Kong in lead up to vote
Voice of America, May 4, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China must have a more transparent system for environmental risk assessment
South China Morning Post, May 5, 2015