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.

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

美国国务院日前发起“释放20位女性良心犯”活动 (U.S. State Department launches “Free the 20 Women Political Prisoners and Prisoners of Concern Campaign”)
Radio Free Asia, September 2, 2015

温州警方拒绝律师会见张凯 广州公安带教会牧师强制旅游 (Wenzhou police deny lawyer’s meeting with Zhang Kai, Guangzhou authorities force pastor to “travel”)
Radio Free Asia, September 2, 2015

Ai Weiwei gives first public talk since 2011 – and becomes a selfie Santa Claus
The Guardian, September 3, 2015

Law change would mean no early release for graft convicts
Caixing, September 2, 2015

新疆兵团完善三级社区矫正组织体系, 矫正期间重新犯罪率0.2%以下 (Xinjiang brigade perfects three-tiered community corrections organization system, community corrections recidivism rate is less than 0.2%)
Legal Daily, September 3, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

The military parade posts China censored
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 3, 2015

Chinese social media reacts to military parade with patriotism and mockery
The Guardian, September 3, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Tibetans defy crackdown to honor monk who died in police custody
Radio Free Asia, September 2, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

The U.S. hoped indicting 5 Chinese hackers would deter Beijing’s cyberwarriors. It hasn’t worked.
Foreign Policy, September 2, 2015

Digital, Social & Mobile in China in 2015
We Are Social, August 18, 2015

Social Insecurity: A recent report indicates serious security vulnerabilities in the government’s social security data banks – who should plug the gaps? NewsChina investigates
News China, August 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Occupy protester's defence 'undermined' as Hong Kong magistrate changes charge at the last minute
South China Morning Post, September 3, 2015

Counterterrorism (反恐)

网传荣县现"恐怖分子" 警方辟谣:只是有偷盗嫌疑 (Police deny rumors from online repostings of a “terrorist” in Rong County, Sichuan: It is just a suspected thief), September 1, 2015

山东男子酒后拨打江苏110 谎称在火车站放两颗炸弹, 江苏无锡宣判编造虚假恐怖信息案 (Shandong man dials 110 in Jiangsu after drinking to claim there are 2 bombs in train station, Jiangsu Wuxi City pronounces verdict in spreading false terrorist information case)
Legal Daily, September 2, 2015

Pakistan tells China “almost all” Uygur militants eliminated.
South China Morning Post, September 2, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Tanks a lot: The high price of pomp
The Economist, September 5, 2015

Parade’s end: The real purpose of a rare military display was to show who is in charge
The Economist, September 5, 2015

Amnesty as a stepping stone to rule of law
Caixin, September 2, 2015