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, September 08, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

刑法修正案(九)两处修改旨在维护法庭秩序树立警察权威, 细化流程避免扰乱法庭秩序罪“落地难” (Two Amendments to Criminal Law Amendment (9) intended to ensure courtroom order and establish police authority—refining the process to avert a rough landing for the crime of “disturbing courtroom order”)
Legal Daily, September 8, 2015

冤假错案纠正后,政法机关都是怎样道歉的?(After a miscarriage of justice is corrected, how do law enforcement authorities apologize?)
Phoenix Online, September 8, 2015

Chinese rights lawyer held for over a year without trial refused bail after court postpones case for three months
South China Morning Post, September 8, 2015

China executes two sexual criminals
Xinhua News, September 7, 2015

Chinese human rights lawyer could face spying charges
The Guardian, September 4, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

Google will comply to get Play into China
China Digital Times, September 4, 2015

谷歌或重返中国 (Google may return to China)
Voice of America, September 7, 2015

Best CRT post today? Not in China
The Wall Street Journal, September 7, 2015

Caijing journalist’s shaming signals China’s growing control over news media
The New York Times, September 7, 2015

Sensitive words: long live the elder
China Digital Times, September 3, 2015

In pictures: censored memes, search terms and images from China’s WWII parade
Hong Kong Free Press, September 3, 2015

同性恋影片『寻找罗麦』全本通过审查 (Homosexual film “Seeking McCartney” approved by authorities)
Radio France Internationale, September 3, 2015中国/20150902-同性恋影片『寻找罗麦』全本通过审查

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

How China’s public saw the Beijing parade
China Digital Times, September 4, 2015

Tale of two parades as ordinary Chinese barred from display
Taipei Times, September 4, 2015

Tianjin blasts: plans to turn site into “eco park” mocked on Chinese social media
The Guardian, September 6, 2015

山东爆炸官称家属情绪稳定新华社批“不是人话” (Xinhua: Official claim that families of Shandong explosion victims are in a “stable mood” is inhumane)
Radio France Internationale, September 8, 2015

Chinese activist incommunicado after teaching people how to win votes
Radio Free Asia, September 4, 2015

姚立法QQ群普法讲座开课前被带走 (Yao Lifa taken away right before beginning his popular online legal knowledge lecture in a 400-member QQ group)
Radio Free Asia, September 4, 2015

We want you: Chinese anti-graft watchdog seeks public tip-offs on corrupt officials
South China Morning Post, September 7, 2015

Chinese rights activists step up calls for action ahead of President's trip
Radio Free Asia, September 3, 2015

任建峰:致張凱律師的公開信 (Convener of Progressive Lawyers Group Yam Kin Fung: Open letter to lawyer Zhang Kai)
Mingpao, September 4, 2015

Guangdong activists who made lawyer T-Shirts “harmed state security”
Radio Free Asia, September 7, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

阅兵花了200亿?学者促当局交代 (Military parade cost $3.1 billion? Academics urge official accounting)
Radio France Internationale, September 8, 2015中国/20150908-阅兵花了200亿?学者促当局交代

Families of dead contract firefighters row with Tianjin government over warehouse blast compensation
South China Morning Post, September 6, 2015

Rights attorney Zhong Jinhua publicly resigns from the Communist Party of China
Boxun, September 4, 2015

中国西藏网总裁:裁军30万 习近平应获诺贝尔和平奖 (President of China’s Tibet website: Xi Jinping should be awarded Nobel Peace Prize for dismissing 300,000 troops)
South China Morning Post, September 7, 2015

China sees at least one workplace explosion per week on average, says NGO
Hong Kong Free Press, September 4, 2015

China party fears most a crisis over corruption, official says
Reuters, September 8, 2015

China warns of corruption behind high-end mooncakes ahead of festivals
China Daily, September 6, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

U.S. may impose sanctions on Chinese firms over alleged cyber theft of trade secrets “as early as next week”
再传美将制裁中国黑客 最快下周动手
South China Morning Post, September 4, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

香港逾百人再掀反水货客游行 引发冲突1人被捕1警伤 (Over 100 in Hong Kong march again to protest parallel trading, 1 arrested and 1 officer injured)
Radio Free Asia, September 7, 2015

HKFP Lens: Remnants of pro-democracy Occupy protests remain as 1-year anniversary approaches
Hong Kong Free Press, September 6, 2015

Coming to America: Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong to give talks in U.S. on Occupy Central and umbrella movement
South China Morning, September 4, 2015

Beijing contact with Hong Kong pan-democrats on hold until after November polls: Ronny Tong
South China Morning Post, September 6, 2015

Localist leader arrested at “Reclaim Sheung Shui” protest
Hong Kong Free Press, September 7, 2015

Pan-democrats not interested in going to Beijing until June 4 is redressed—lawmaker Albert Ho
Hong Kong Free Press, September 4, 2015

Counterterrorism (反恐)

裁军30万传将收编武警负责新疆维稳 (300,000 troops to be dismissed, some say to be rearranged as armed “stability maintenance” police in Xinjiang)
Radio France Internationale, September 4, 2015中国/20150904-裁军30万传将收编武警负责新疆维稳

Alleged shootout between police and “Uyghur extremists” sparks Chinese social media crackdown
Hong Kong Free Press, September 8, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Meet Lu Jun, one of China’s most wanted social activists
Wall Street Journal, September

A moral dilemma for the American Bar Association
Wall Street Journal, September 6, 2015

A “positive energy” war for peace
China Media Project, September 7, 2015

Drawing the news: I come in peace
China Digital Times, September 3, 2015

Unnatural aristocrats: In China and its role model, Singapore, “meritocratic” leaders are under scrutiny
The Economist, September 5, 2015

Hong Kong’s disunited front
Wall Street Journal, September 2, 2015