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 11, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

广东高院发布2015年第一季度行政诉讼十大典型案例 (Guangdong Supreme Court publishes ten main types of administrative lawsuits of Q1 2015)
Guangdong Courts, May 8, 2015

202所监狱建成减假暂办案平台 (202 prisons establish sentence reduction, parole, and case-handling platforms)
Legal Daily, May , 2015

Chinese judicial departments to better handle petitions
Xinhua, May 8, 2015

China’s rule of law plan is for real
East Asia Forum, May 10, 2015

中國活動人士因煽動顛覆罪被判5年監禁 (Chinese activist Liu Jiacai sentenced to 5 years for inciting subversion of state power)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 11, 2015

China jails Suzhou eviction protester for eight years
Radio Free Asia, May 8, 2015

公民广场: 范木根案大事记 (Citizens’ Square: Fan Mugen case timeline)
Human Rights in China, February 4, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

中国国家安全法草案增加网络主权规定 (China’s national security law supplemented with cyber-sovereignty regulations)
Voice of America, May 11, 2015

中华人民共和国国家安全法(草案)(二次审议稿)征求意见 (National Security Law of the People's Republic of China (2nd draft for review))
[Proposed National Security Law now open for public comment]
The National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China, May 7, 2015

LinkedIn CEO on Chinese censorship: “It’s gut-wrenching”
Buzzfeed, May 9, 2015

China tightens national security in wake of Snowden revelations
The Irish Times, May 9, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

贾西津:用国家安全视角看待国际关系影响社会经济发展 (Jia Xijin: viewing international relations from a national security perspective will impact socio-economic development)
Phoenix New Media, May 11, 2015

A slow death? China’s draft foreign NGO management law
China Law and Policy, May 10, 2015

How does China's foreign NGO management law curb the development of civil society?
Global Voices, May 10, 2015

Cheatsheet for understanding the FNGO law
China Law Translate, May 11, 2015

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

Global campaign preceded surprise move to free Chinese activists
Reuters, May 7, 2015

Call for release of three mainland activists
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 8, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China ex-security tsar Zhou Yongkang's trial delayed amid speculation he withdrew confession
South China Morning Post, May 10, 2015

Wang Qishan highlights Party discipline in anti-corruption effort
China Daily, May 11, 2015

中國反腐總管再強調「黨紀嚴於國法」(China’s anti-graft campaign head Wang Qishan reiterates that “party discipline overrides national laws”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 10, 2015

Former banker said to be detained amid corruption inquiry
Caixin, May 8, 2015

China repatriates No 2 “Sky Net” fugitive official who fled to Singapore after alleged 94m yuan fraud
South China Morning Post, May 10, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

U.S. asks China to investigate cyber attack targeting U.S. sites
Reuters, May 8, 2015

Social media encouraging corruption whistleblowing
China Daily, May 9, 2015

Counterterrorism (反恐)

China issues arrest warrant for nine Uyghurs near Mongolian border
Radio Free Asia, May 8, 2015

北京反恐發40萬獎金 店主舉報顧客買斧頭獲獎 (Beijing gives shop owner RMB 400,000 award for reporting a customer who bought a lot of hatchets)
Beijing Times, May 11, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Security law “not for Beijing to tighten grip”
The Standard, May 11, 2015

梁爱诗:国安法非钳制压迫 有推翻党的思想行为就是颠覆 (Former HK Secretary for Justice Elsie Leung: National security law is not repressive, anti-Party ideas and actions constitute subversion)
South China Morning Post, May 11, 2015

New draft of China’s national security law for first time highlights Hong Kong’s responsibilities
South China Morning Post, May 8, 2015

支持政改民意跌 劉慧卿促特區政府向北京說明 (Democratic Party Emily Lau urges HK government to inform Beijing about dwindling public support for reform proposal)
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 11, 2015