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, August 11, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

郑州法院受理刑事速裁案件737件均当庭宣判 平均4个工作日结案体现轻罪快判 (Zhengzhou Courts handle 737 fast track criminal cases, average of 4 work days to conclude a case exemplifies speedy judgment for misdemeanors)
Legal Daily, August 11, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

China bans Fart and 119 other “immoral” songs with “severe punishment” threat
The Guardian, August 10, 2015

中国文化部公布120首网路音乐黑名单 (Chinese Ministry of Culture blacklists 120 songs)
Radio France International, August 11, 2015中国/20150811-中国文化部公布120首网路音乐黑名单

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese Christians resist government plan to remove crosses
The New York Times, August 11, 2015

Protest in Zhejiang as church cross demolitions continue
Hong Kong Free Press, August 10, 2015

Tenzin Delek Rinpoche's sister, niece return home after two weeks' detention
Radio Free Asia, August 10, 2015

Drawings of police torture seize China’s attention
The New York Times, August 11, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese Communist Party newspaper warns against retired officials exerting political influence behind scenes
South China Morning Post, August 10, 2015

党媒批评老干部恋栈权位分析认为已属“摊牌” (State media criticizes old cadres’ reluctance to give up power, analysts say CPC is laying its cards on the table)
Radio France International, August 11, 2015中国/20150811-党媒批评老干部恋栈权位分析认为已属“摊牌”

Lowly official linked to 821 million yuan graft
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 10, 2015

Communist Party leadership’s annual visit to Beidaihe in doubt
Irish Times, August 10, 2015

公安部修订涉案财物管理规定 严禁办案人员自行保管涉案财物 (PSB amends management regulations for property cases, strictly forbids personnel who handle cases from managing property themselves)
Legal Daily, August 11, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China's much-hyped healthcare reform drive stuck in first gear
Reuters, August 9, 2015

Chinese hack of U.S. national security details revealed days after Russian hack
The Guardian, August 10, 2015

中国黑客2010年以来一直在入侵美国官员私人电邮—NBC (Chinese hackers have been gaining unauthorized access to U.S. officials’ personal emails since 2010)
Reuters, August 10, 2015

Report: China hacked emails of U.S. officials
Voice of America, August 10, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

香港工會報告指「內地港企勞工糾紛大幅上升」 (HK Federation of Trade Unions report: HK enterprises in mainland see drastic rise in labor disputes)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 11, 2015

拟议中的NGO立法恐使香港逾百机构受影响 (Proposed NGO law may affect over 100 organizations in HK)
Radio Free Asia, August 10, 2015

港大調查指梁振英支持度評分跌至39.2屬表現失敗 (HKU survey: CY Leung’s approval rate low at 39.2% indicates failure)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 11, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

The Guardian view on China under Xi Jinping: it prefers control to reform
The Guardian, August 10, 2015

Bandurski: Putting China’s cyberpolice in context
China Media Project, August 10, 2015

Badiucao (巴丢草): Shaolin vows and Zhejiang crosses
China Digital Times, August 10, 2015

點評中國:中國法院「正義」排在第幾位? (China commentaries: How high does “justice” rank in Chinese courts?)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 10, 2015