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 19, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

东莞探路反家暴:公布626个投诉点形成“保护圈” (Dongguan explores ways to fight domestic violence: announces 626 “safety net” complaint centers)
Nanfang Daily, May 18, 2015

浦志強外甥女屈振紅取保獲釋 (Pu Zhiqiang’s niece Qu Zhenhong released on bail)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 18, 2015

中国律师联署谴责徐纯合案谢阳律师南宁被殴重伤 (Chinese lawyers jointly denounce and request investigation into mob beating of lawyer Xie Yang)
Voice of America, May 19, 2015

中国律师关于谢阳律师在南宁被暴力殴打事件的紧急声明 (Joint statement by Chinese lawyers demanding investigation into beating of lawyer Xie Yang in Nanning)
Human Rights in China, May 18, 2015

南宁警方回应外地律师被围殴案:将严格依法开展调查 (Nanning police response to lawyer Xie Yang’s beating: will carry out investigation in strict accordance with law)
China News, May 19, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

China sets up national early warning information center
China Daily, May 19, 2015

Going public: An academic NGO has published China’s first overview of the country’s ongoing food safety problems
NewsChina Magazine, June, 2015

合肥民主人士柴宝文发布新华社记者收黑钱而被抓 (Hefei democracy advocate Chai Baowen detained after revealing Xinhua reporter accepted “black money”)
Boxun, May 19, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China's women's rights movement has long history
Voice of America, May 19, 2015

China sends in security forces after clashes over rail plan
The Financial Times, May 18, 2015

四川官方回应“邻水保路”运动 全城戒严被抓者仍未获释 (Sichuan officials’ response to Linshui County railway protest: martial law and arrests)
Radio Free Asia, May 18, 2015

四川省铁路建设办公室通告 (Sichuan Province Railway Construction Office Notice)
Sichuan Province Railway Development Office, May 18, 2015

Complaint by CEO gets public attention
China Daily, May 18, 2015

甘肃回民抗议政府私卖地 遭400特警催泪弹镇压 (400 riot police tear-gas Gansu Muslim Uyghurs protesting government land grab)
Radio Free Asia, May 18, 2015

《浙江宗教建筑规范》征求意见最后一天 《浙江日报》发文“宗教建筑也要体现法治要求” 基督教人士发表各自意见 (Zhejiang Standards for Religious Structures in final day for public comment as the Zhejiang Daily runs article titled “Religious structures must also embody the requirements of rule of law” and Christian figures issue their own opinion)
Christian Times, May 19, 2015《浙江宗教建筑规范》征求意见最后一天-《浙江日报》发文“宗教建筑也要体现法治要求”-基督教人士发表各自意见

宗教建筑也要体现法治要求 (Religious structures must also embody the requirements of rule of law)
Zhejiang Daily, May 18, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China sees more disciplinary violations in April
China Daily, May 19, 2015

China corruption purge snares 115 SOE “tigers”
The Financial Times, May 18, 2015

What did China's top graft-buster have to say to Francis Fukuyama?
The Diplomat, May 19, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Creeping censorship in Hong Kong: how China controls sale of sensitive books
The Guardian, May 19, 2015

Why Hong Kong is clamping down on creative writing
The Guardian, May 18, 2015

Hong Kong pro-government group blasted for predicting pan-democrat decline based on signature drive
South China Morning Post, May 19, 2015

Pan-dems kept away from Beijing official's meeting
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 19, 2015

袋住先或反“假普选”? (“Take what you can first” or oppose “fake universal suffrage”?)
Deutsche Welle, May 19, 2015袋住先或反假普选/a-18456316

香港支持政改組織稱獲得逾百萬個簽名 (HK political reform support group claims to have obtained over 1 million signatures)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 18, 2015

Counterterrorism (反恐)

如何应对校园突来危险分子 鲤城开展高校反恐应急演练 (How to respond to a dangerous offender in the school yard, Licheng high school launches “counterterrorism” drills)
Minnan Net, May 16, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Amid shooting debate in China, Party points fingers-even at itself
Wall Street Journal, May 19, 2015