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 26, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese woman “dragged out of shower” and house demolished
South China Morning Post, May 25, 2015

And the law won: The rise and fall of China’s civil-rights lawyers says much about the Communist Party’s approach to the rule of law
The Economist, May 23, 2015

Jailed Chinese rights lawyer dismisses “ethnic hatred,” “picking quarrels” charges
Radio Free Asia, May 22, 2015

律师:将与浦志强见面讨论起诉书控罪 (Lawyer: will meet with Pu Zhiqiang to discuss indictment charges)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 21, 2015

张雪忠:写写微博也犯罪?——关于浦志强案的法律分析 (Zhang Xuezhong: Writing a weibo post is also a crime? Legal analysis of Pu Zhiqiang’s case)
The New Citizens’ Movement, May 20, 2015

Human rights lawyer's indictment marks the beginning of a “weibo inquisition” in China
Global Voices, May 21, 2015

New rules for China's jury system
Xinhua, May 21, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

China issues first white paper on military strategy
China Daily, May 26, 2015

China to boost offshore military capability: defense strategy paper
Reuters, May 26, 2015

China to speed up building a cyber force
Xinhua, May 26, 2015

Full text: China's military strategy
Xinhua, May 26, 2015

柴宝文承认指新华社记者受贿是“自编” (Rights defender Chai Baowen admits to “making up” allegation that Xinhua reporters took bribes)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 25, 2015

Leaked emails reveal details of China's online “youth civilization volunteers”
Global Voices, May 25, 2015

Human rights groups attack China draft security law
The Financial Times, May 25, 2015

On the legality of shuanggui
Forgotten Archipelago, May 23, 2015

China’s Xi targets tech elites for Communist Party outreach push
Bloomberg Business, May 21, 2015

中国网络部门鼓励公众举报 ”不良信息” (China’s internet department encourages the public to report “harmful messages”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 22, 2015

US writers’ group warns Western authors of Chinese censorship
South China Morning Post, May 21, 2015

Censorship and conscience: foreign authors and the challenge of Chinese censorship
Pen American Center, May 20, 2015

How China's censors influence Hollywood
National Public Radio, May 18, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

专家聚首上海交大研讨《境外非政府组织管理法》立法 (Jiaotong University convenes experts to discuss the Foreign NGO Law)
China Education News, May 26, 2015

HRIC Law Note: Draft Law on Foreign NGOs Undermines Chinese Civil Society and China’s International Engagement
Human Rights in China, May 21, 2015

Officials vow to “track down” leaders of anti-incinerator protest in China's Guangdong
Radio Free Asia, May 21, 2015

道孚县一藏人自焚身亡 比如县歌手贡布丹增被判刑
Tibetan father of four self-immolates in protest in Sichuan
Radio Free Asia, May 21, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

北京“六四”26周年临近 天安门母亲被公安看守 (Tiananmen Mothers closely monitored by public security as anniversary of June Fourth draws near)
Radio Free Asia, May 26, 2015

Chinese local governments agree to settle bills after being sued
The Financial Times, May 25, 2015

China officials made to tour jail in corruption warning
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 25, 2015

Nanning government chief accused of graft
South China Morning Post, May 24, 2015

男子讨薪不成反被判敲诈勒索 获国家赔偿8.6万 (Man who sought back pay convicted of extortion and blackmail, later receives RMB 86,000 in state compensation)
Southern Metropolis Daily, May 22, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Temple University physics professor accused of passing tech secrets to China
The Guardian, May 22, 2015

3万探头“监控”北京所有重点街面 (30,000 CCTVs “surveil” all major streets of Beijing)
The Beijing News, May 25, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

黃之鋒訪大馬被拒入境即時遣返 (Student activist and Scholarism convenor Joshua Wong denied entry to Malaysia to speak about Umbrella Movement and June Fourth)
Apple Daily, May 26, 2015

Joshua Wong denied entry to Malaysia for activist forum
Hong Kong Economic Journal, May 26, 2015

SCMP rejects accusations over columnists
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 26, 2015

Activists plan series of reform rallies
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 26, 2015

港府邀全體議員見京官 劉慧卿拒絕出席 (Democratic Party chairlady Emily Lau to skip HK legislators’ meeting in Shenzhen with Beijing officials for HK affairs)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 23, 2015

Pre-June 4 democracy march to end at liaison office of the central government in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, May 22, 2015

Annual protest march to wind up at Liaison Office
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 22, 2015

More censorship, or something, at the SCMP
The Nanfang, May 22, 2015

Hong Kong to get new crowdfunded independent newspaper
The Guardian, May 20, 2015

Counterterrorism (反恐)

上万警民搜捕暴恐分子 掀起反恐防暴风暴 (Over 10,000 police and citizens hunt out and arrest violent terrorists, setting off counterterrorism storm)
[In the first 4 months of 2015, the campaign rooted out 181 terrorist gangs], May 26, 2015

China breaks up “181 terrorist groups” in Xinjiang
South China Morning Post, May 25, 2015

南京特勤队反恐新武器 “声波弹”霸气来袭 (Nanjing’s special counterterrorism squad shows off new aggressive weapons, including “sound cannons”)
Radio Free Asia, May 22, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Tamer of Beasts, Tamer of Despots
China Change, May 25, 2015

Glimpses of Lee Kuan Yew
East Asia Forum, May 25, 2015

The Sword of Damocles hanging over every Chinese NGO: thoughts on the sin of Transition Institute and the uselessness to stay “apolitical”
China Change, May 21, 2015