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 12, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese police accused in fatal station shooting
Taipei Times, May 12, 2015

黑龙江枪击案补偿协议为死者堂兄签订 妻姐称无效 (Heilongjiang fatal station shooting: sisters of victim’s wife deny validity of compensation agreement signed by cousin)
Phoenix New Media, May 11, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

Draft China National Security Laws promote socialist values and censorship
International Federation of Journalists, May 11, 2015

Lack of transparency adds to public-government mistrust
Global Times, May 11, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

The future is already present? How the draft foreign NGO management law could be applied
China Law and Policy, 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 Foreign NGO Management Law (2nd draft for review)) [Proposed Overseas NGO Draft Law foreign NGO management law now open for public comment]
The National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China

王天安:希望父亲出席我的婚礼 (Wang Tian’an, daughter of political prisoner Wang Bingzhang: I wish my father could attend my wedding)
Voice of America, May 12, 2015

Counterterrorism (反恐)

宜春市公安铸造反恐处突“尖刀”(Yichun city develops special counterterrorism police force to handle emergencies)
Dajiang Net, May 12, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China's local governments lay down rules to punish laidback officials
South China Morning Post, May 11, 2015

China's top anti-graft agency slams slack local graft-busters for allowing corrupt cadres to rise
South China Morning Post, May 11, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China, U.S. have weapons for cyberassault
Voice of America, May 11, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong's Tiananmen massacre museum under pressure: activists
Radio Free Asia, May 11, 2015

Pro-Beijing group stages petition in support of Hong Kong government's electoral reforms
Channel NewsAsia, May 11, 2015

學術及專業界聯署籲否決假普選方案 (Academic and professional circles jointly petition to vote down “fake” universal suffrage proposal)
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 12, 2015

周融質疑三大學聯合民調能否代表全港市民 (Robert Chow Yung, leader of anti -Occupy Central‬ campaign doubts that 3 universities’ joint opinion poll on the political reform proposal can be representative of all HK residents)
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 12, 2015

史密斯议员:香港应拒绝现有选举方案 (U.S. lawmaker Chris Smith: Hong Kong should reject the current election proposal)
Voice of America, May 12, 2015