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 13, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

人民法院报微博煽动人民“推墙”?左派惊呼下删文 (Did the People’s Court News’ weibo incite people to “push the wall”? Leftists alarmed as post is deleted)
Radio France Internationale, May 13, 2015中国/20150513-人民法院报微博煽动人民“推墙”?左派惊呼下删文/

See the original post:
People’s Court News, May 11, 2015
[Good evening friends] We’ll encounter different kinds of wall. We push the wall 10 times, it doesn’t collapse. We push the wall 100 times, it doesn’t collapse. Even if we push it 1,000 or 10,000 times, it still doesn’t collapse. The wall will not collapse—but in pushing it forcefully, our muscles will be strengthened, and we will become more powerful human beings. That the wall doesn’t collapse shouldn’t be our excuse for being weak. –Cai Kangyong


Police torture in China still routine despite reforms: rights group
Reuters, May 12, 2015

Tiger Chairs and Cell Bosses: police torture of criminal suspects in China
Human Rights Watch, May 13, 2015

Conviction rates count more in Chinese justice than innocence
The New York Times, May 12, 2015

Tibetan father and son are assaulted by police in Driru
Radio Free Asia, May 12, 2015

错案警示五年坚守防范底线 (In 5th annual review of wrongful cases, more than 100 Henan judges commit to upholding justice)
Legal Daily, May 11, 2015

临漳民调筑牢农村法治防线 (Dispute mediation in Linzhang County, Hebei, strengthens rule of law in rural areas)
Legal Daily, May 12, 2015


People's Mediation Law of the People's Republic of China
The National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China

Access to Information (信息公开)

Is China's “Sunshine Law” within reach?
The Diplomat, May 12, 2015

北京:下周一公安部将重点打击4类网络政治谣言/知秋 (Ministry of Public Security to take special action against four types of online political rumors starting May 18)
Boxun, May 12, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

One Love: How foreign NGOs and governments should respond to China’s Draft Foreign NGO Law
China Law and Policy, May 12, 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

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

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China and Russia agree to cooperate to fight corruption
South China Morning Post, May 13, 2015

Woman to sue over police killing of her son in China's Heilongjiang
Radio Free Asia, May 12, 2015

黑龙江庆安徐纯合被铁路警察击毙现场又一视频 (Heilongjiang fatal shooting by railway police [VIDEO])
Boxun, May 12, 2015

庆安警方接受枪击案律师信息公开申请 (Qing'an police receive OGI application from lawyers in shooting case)
Sina, May 11, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

借编纂民法典东风强化个人信息保护 (Expert suggests incorporating individual privacy protections into draft civil code)
Legal Daily, May 12, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Brother of Occupy Central volunteer beaten up in police car following arrest, court hears
South China Morning Post, May 13, 2015

誤控智障男事件 張超雄批評警方屢次說謊 (Lawmaker Fernando Cheung criticizes police for lying repeatedly about the wrongful arrest for murder of autistic man)
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 13, 2015

劉慧卿指官員落區未能回應市民致更多人反感 (Democratic Party Emily Lau: officials’ inability to respond to residents during community outreach increases popular opposition to political reform proposal)
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 13, 2015

Counterterrorism (反恐)

中日韩将于15日在北京举行反恐对策磋商 (China-Japan-South Korea to hold counterterrorism policy negotiations in Beijing on May 15)
Global Times Net, May 13, 2015

南宁和平商场举行首次反恐应急演练 (Naning’s Heping shopping center holds its first counterterrorism emergency exercise)
Nanning Evening News, May 13, 2015

Chinese police order Yining residents to hand in passports in latest crackdown
The Guardian, May 13, 2015