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, May 06, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Lead poisoning lawsuit tests China's resolve over pollution
The Age, May 6, 2015

Appeals against judicial process to be speeded up
China Daily, May 5, 2015

广东中山将在公租房设家暴“庇护屋” (Zhongshan city, Guangdong, plans to install shelters in public housing projects for women fleeing domestic violence)
All China Women’s Federation, May 4, 2015

亳州成立首家反家暴庇护所 家暴受害妇女可获得法律援助 (Bozhou city, Anhui, establishes anti-domestic violence shelter where women can obtain legal aid)
Bozhou Daily, May 5, 2015

殴打妻子致骨折 男子被判刑两年 (Man gets two years’ sentence for long-term domestic violence and causing wife’s bone fracture)
Health Channel, May 4, 2015

大陸律師抱團取暖 為陳建剛律師維權 (Chinese lawyers form rights defense group in support of lawyer Chen Jiangang)
New Tang Dynasty Television, May 5, 2015

浦志强收押周年北京检方三令补充侦查 (On 1-year anniversary of Pu Zhiqiang’s detention, Beijing prosecution orders further investigation for 3rd time)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 5, 2015

China wants more open legal system: Xinhua
Xinhua, May 6, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

国家网信办公布可供网站转载新闻的新闻单位名单 (State Internet Information Office publishes list of media outlets permitted to repost news), May 5, 2015

近3成政府信息公开指南得零分 “三需要”成借口 (Study by Guangzhou CSO shows nearly 1/3 of government-issued “Open Government Information guides” are deficient and provide inadequate, incorrect, or misleading information)
Legal Net, May 5, 2015

Chinese netizens migrate away from closely censored Weibo platforms
Radio Free Asia, May 5, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Xi urges Red Cross China to reform
China Daily, May 5, 2015

Former Chinese propaganda workers protest over unpaid pensions
Radio Free Asia, May 5, 2015

Feminist five thank domestic and international support that secured their release
China Change, May 6, 2015

Supporting women's rights in China
Human Rights in China, April 28, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Shanghai enacts curbs on business dealings of officials’ relatives
The New York Times, May 5, 2015

The trouble with China's anti-corruption campaign
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 6, 2015

China prosecutors investigate former investment boss for graft
Reuters, May 5, 2015

Changes to food safety law include tougher punishments
Caixin, May 5, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

The Chinese government hops on the WeChat bandwagon
China Policy Institute Blog, May 6, 2015

How China will become more cooperative in cyberspace
The Diplomat, May 6, 2015

Cyber security in China: new political leadership focuses on boosting national security
Mercator Institute for China Studies, December 9, 2014

Counterterrorism (反恐)

China orders Muslim shopkeepers to sell alcohol, cigarettes, to “weaken” Islam
The Washington Post, May 5, 2015

新疆和田政府明令维族人店铺售烟酒 (Xinjiang Hotan prefectural government orders Muslim Uyghurs to sell cigarettes and alcohol)
Radio Free Asia, May 5, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Pro-Beijing group plans new petition to support Hong Kong electoral reform
South China Morning Post, May 6, 2015

董建華:反共者不能出閘 (Ex HK Chief Executive & Vice Chairman of CPPCC Tung Chee-hwa: anti-communists cannot stand for election)
Apple Daily, May 6, 2015