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 18, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China police on trial for woman's beating death: report
Agence France-Presse, May 15, 2015

VOA连线:徐纯合案律师遇袭,疑遭报复警告 (Xie Yang, lawyer for Xu Chunhe’s family, attacked in suspected reprisal warning [VIDEO])
Voice of America, May 18, 2015

Shooting of Xu Chunhe exposes class angst in China
The Sydney Morning Herald, May 15, 2015

官方公布徐纯合视频仍未能平息争议 律师向警方申请信息公开 (Gov’t releases Xu Chunhe video and still cannot quell controversy, lawyers file OGI requests with police)
Radio Free Asia

China clears police officer in death of unarmed man, but controversy isn’t over
The New York Times, May 15, 2015

Court hearing China's landmark NGO environmental lawsuit
China Daily, May 15, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

Army newspaper: we can absolutely not allow the Internet become a lost territory of people’s minds
People’s Liberation Army paper, May 12, 2015

Chinese journalist Gao Yu: an egg breaking against the Communist Party’s wall
South China Morning Post, May

Senior Chinese judges speak out on preventing injustices in China’s criminal justice system
Supreme People’s Court Monitor, May 17, 2015

以审判为中心视角下的冤错案件防范 (Preventing injustice through a perspective focused on trials)
People’s Court Daily, May 13, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Cabinet said to approve study for law on public's gripes against gov't
Caixin, May 14, 2015

The future of NGOs in China
ChinaFile, May 14, 2015

Pounding mentors to death: China’s draft law on foreign NGO management
China Change, May 17, 2015

Activist lawyer who defended Ai Weiwei charged with “provoking trouble”
The Guardian, May 15, 2015

Over 80 mothers spotted breastfeeding in public in Fujian province
The Shanghaiist, May 17, 2015

Mainland church rebels over cross restrictions
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 16, 2015

China urged to release Panchen Lama after 20 years
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 17, 2015

四川数万人游行抗议铁路规划变更 酿流血冲突逾百人被抓 (Tens of thousands in Sichuan protest change of railway plan, leads to bloody conflict with police and over a hundred arrests)
Radio Free Asia, May 17, 2015

China: massive protest in Linshui intense repression and resistance
Revolution News, May 16, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

广西发生一起新生男婴被活埋事件 (Baby boy buried alive in Guangxi)
Radio Free Asia, May 15, 2015

China, aiming to aid graft fight, urges extradition treaty with US
Channel NewsAsia, May 17, 2015

吉林紀委禁止20類飯局 網民反應不一 (Jilin Party disciplinary commission’s ban on 20 types of feasts triggers varying reactions from netizens)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 17, 2015

Infographic: China’s wanted 100
South China Morning Post, May 18, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Baidu’s artificial-intelligence supercomputer beats Google at image recognition
MIT Technology Review, May 13, 2015

See related report:
Deep Image: Scaling up Image Recognition

Weibo kicks off 2015 with renewed growth, now has 198M monthly active users
Tech in Asia, May 15, 2015

Online dating websites facing tougher regulation
China Daily, May 18, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

The Pulse: Audrey Eu and Elsie Leung on political reform, Basic Law teaching materials controversy
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 15, 2015

HKU legal scholars back calls to delay vote on 2017 electoral reform
South China Morning Post, May 17, 2015

New police chief to visit Beijing
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 18, 2015

June 4 vigil “especially important this year”
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 17, 2015

「普選特首結果 僅供中央參考」 泛民指劉兆佳認政改「打假波」 (Pan-dems: CPPCC delegate Lau Siu Kai admitted that political reform is a “fake game” by saying the Chief Executive election results are just for Beijing’s “reference”)
Apple Daily, May 17, 2015

「雨傘節」藝術展開幕 (“Umbrella Festival” art exhibit opens)
Apple Daily, May 17, 2015

Umbrella Festival 雨傘節

XXX presents “It’s just the beginning: Original art from the Umbrella Movement”

Counterterrorism (反恐)

第四届中国国际警用装备及反恐技术装备展览会5月19日-21日在北京 (4th China international police equipment and counterterrorism technology and equipment exhibition to take place in Beijing May 19 –21)
Phoenix New Media, May 18, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

The coming of age of Chinese feminism
Al Jazeera America, May 17, 2015

廖家安:高瑜的六四情结 (Liao Jia’an: Gao Yu’s June Fourth complex)
Voice of America, May 17, 2015