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.

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

U.S. calls for China to release Christian lawyer ahead of President’s Xi Jinping’s state visit
South China Morning Post, September 2, 2015

Four activists held in China's Guangdong over lawyer campaign T-shirts
Radio Free Asia, September 2, 2015

Mass suppression of lawyers reveals true nature of Xi’s “rule by law”
Human Rights in China, July 14, 2015

The case of Wang Yu, emblem of China's human rights crackdown
The Guardian, September 2, 2015

中国修订刑法:拐卖妇女儿童买方一律入罪 (China has revised criminal law: equal criminalization for purchasing trafficked women or children)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 2, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

马英九:中共自称领导抗战令人遗憾 (Ma Ying-jeou: CPC’s claim to have led the War of Resistance is regrettable)
Voice of America, September 2, 2015

“If China is not to blame, then who is?”
China Digital Times, September 1, 2015

Call for Chinese authorities to free reporter detained over “false” stock market crash story
South China Morning Post, September 1, 2015

“Authorities should deliver an honest explanation”: First comments by Tianjin’s ex-party boss—now current vice-premier—on disaster response
South China Morning Post, September 1, 2015

3 Chinese missiles to look out for during the September 3 parade
The Diplomat, September 2, 2015

Beijing closes down, while schools are told to praise Party ahead of war parade
Radio Free Asia, September 2, 2015

娱乐节目为纪念抗战让路 中国观众表示不满 (Chinese audience unhappy that War of Resistance remembrance programs will be broadcast instead of entertainment)
Deutsche Welle, September 1, 2015娱乐节目为纪念抗战让路-中国观众表示不满/a-18687766

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Rebel without a country
Foreign Policy, September 2, 2015

德国西藏倡议组织与藏人协会联合在中国驻德使馆前举办悼念丹增德勒仁波切活动 (Tibetan organizations hold vigil at Chinese Embassy in Berlin for Lama Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, who died in Chinese jail)
Radio Free Asia, September 1, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

从“口头”到“书面”——防城港市立案登记制度改革综述(From oral to written: a general narrative of the reform of Fangchenggang City’s case filing system)
Fangchenggang City News, September 1, 2015

Deadly explosions highlight China workplace dangers
Wall Street Journal, September 1, 2015

国务院:居住证管理办法等立法力争年内完成(State Council Legislative Plan for Remainder of 2015: We will strive to ensure Management Measures for Residential Permits and other legislation will be completed by year-end)
China News, September 2, 2015

UN Ambassador Power highlights plight of women prisoners
Voice of America, September 1, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chinese iPhone users hit by “KeyRaider” malware
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 1, 2015

Quantum computing and Alibaba’s leap of faith
ChinaFile, September 1, 2015

美国准备对中国黑客实施制裁 (U.S. to sanction Chinese hackers)
Financial Times, September 1, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Occupy activists arrested for obstructing Mong Kok clearance have summons discharged
South China Morning Post, September 1, 2015

HKU alumni vote overwhelmingly to remove CY Leung as chancellor
Hong Kong Free Press, September 2, 2015

港大毕业生议会通过动议:要校委会30日内任命副校 取消特首兼任校监 (HKU alumni association passes motion: Council to appoint pro-vice chancellor within 30 days, Chief Executive shall not be the chancellor of the university)
South China Morning Post, September 2, 2015

Leader of Hong Kong democracy protests Joshua Wong to face trial
The Guardian, September 2, 2015

Only three pan-dems invited to Beijing military parade
Hong Kong Free Press, September 2, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Explosions in China: The links between Party rule and business corruption.
The Wall Street Journal, September 1, 2015

大阅兵与大管制 (The massive parade and its massive restrictions)
Financial Times, September 2, 2015

依宪执政五人谈: 依宪治国离不开律师 (A five-person discussion: ruling the country according to the constitution cannot be done without the lawyers)
Yanhuang Chunqiu, September 2, 2015

保护举报人法律要更给力(The law needs to better protect whistleblowers)
Legal Daily, September 2, 2015