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.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

北京“民告官” 乡镇政府败诉率居首 (Beijing's high court issues 2014 report on administrative lawsuits, village and township government litigants are most frequent losers)
People’s Daily, May 13, 2015

Tiger chairs, electric batons, and chili oil: report finds Chinese police are still torturing suspects
Vice News, May 13, 2015

人权观察:警察刑讯在中国仍普遍存在 (Human Rights Watch: Police torture is still common in China)
Voice of America, May 14, 2015

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

内蒙古开通蒙汉双语12348热线 打造公共法律服务平台 (Inner Mongolia launches Mongolian-Chinese bilingual hotline as a public legal service platform)
Legal Daily, May 14, 2015

家庭暴力引发“母亲杀子”悲剧 北京二中院昨公开审理此案 (Beijing court hears case of mother killing son in family with history of domestic violence)
China Women's News, May 13, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China’s taxi drivers force local governments to take action against ride hailing apps
China Labour Bulletin, May 14, 2015

China workers said to protest pay at indebted state firm
Bloomberg Business, May 12, 2015

Chinese machinery workers protest proposed layoffs
Wall Street Journal, May 13, 2015

Government Accountability, (政府问责)

北京設追逃辦實行一人一方案 外逃實行季度零報告 (Beijing establishes office for tracking down fugitives, aims to have zero overseas fugitives in quarterly report)
Beijing News, May 14, 2015

China’s Communist party is struggling to guard against corruption: graft-buster
South China Morning Post, May 13, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China to increase video surveillance in security push
Reuters, May 13, 2015

China imposes smartwatch and wearable tech army ban
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 13, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

香港政改民調爭論:學者堅稱民調可信 (Debate over HK political reform polling system: academics firmly reiterate reliability of the poll)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 14, 2015

香港保安局:1003人因去年 因占中”被捕 (HK Security Bureau: 1,003 people arrested in connection with last year’s Occupy Movement)
Radio Free Asia, May 13, 2015

Counterterrorism (反恐)

上海成立民兵无人机侦察分队 可用于救灾反恐 (Shanghai establishes people’s militia drone reconnaissance squad for use in emergency response and counterterrorism)
Beijing Youth Daily, May 13, 2015

东盟地区论坛在南宁召开反恐与打击跨国犯罪会议 (Nanning, Guangxi holds ASEAN Regional Forum to discuss counterterrorism and combatting transnational crime)
Xinhua, May 14, 2015

ARF meeting on anti-terrorism convenes in Nanning
Xinhua, May 14, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China’s feminist awakening
The New York Times, May 13, 2015

For whom the bell tolls: one Chinese NGO’s alleged crime of “illegal business operation”
China Change, May 13, 2015

郭玉闪和土气的传知行 (Guo Yushan and the homegrown Transition Institute)
Jin Caiyuan (WeChat), May 14, 2015