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 09, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

中山实施律师信用等级管理 (Zhongshan, Guangdong tests “credibility rating system” for lawyers)
Legal Daily, September 8, 2015

中国一法院为错判首次"公开道歉" (Chinese court “publicly apologizes” for wrongful convictions)
Deutsche Welle, September 8, 2015中国一法院为错判首次公开道歉/a-18700473

Chinese human rights lawyers intercepted en route to Hong Kong, barred from travel
Hong Kong Free Press, September 8, 2015

4 prisoners are released in amnesty
China Daily, September 9, 2015

Veteran Chinese rights activist Qin Yongmin being probed for “subversion”
Radio Free Asia, September 9, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chemical plant explosion in Zhejiang as information concerns follow Shandong blast
China Digital Times, September 7, 2015

Report on toll from Shandong blast is called “coldblooded”
The New York Times, September 7, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Ai Weiwei on Beijing: “It's a prison for freedom of speech”
The Guardian, September 8, 2015

吴淦(屠夫)预先录制视频:我不会自杀及不会放弃请律师 (Tu Fu pre-recorded video: I will not commit suicide or give up requesting a lawyer [Chinese and English subtitles])
Boxun, July 6, 2015

Trolls go after artists who aren't “patriotic” enough during China's WWII parade
Global Voices, September 8, 2015

Pressure builds on Walmart in Shenzhen as trade union activists fight back
China Labour Bulletin, September 9, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Blast-hit Tianjin residents still in the dark over compensation
Radio Free Asia, September 8, 2015

枣庄排查危爆物品安全隐患 (Zaozhuang, Shandong inspects security risks of hazardous materials)
Legal Daily, September 8, 2015

Li Yifei dismisses detention rumors after market shifts
Financial Times, September 8, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China flexes tech muscles before a state visit
The New York Times, September 9, 2015

Foreign smartphone brands like Apple a victim of rising Chinese nationalism
South China Morning Post, September 7, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Rafael Hui graft case: Thomas Chan, Francis Kwan stand “no chance of success” in appeals, prosecution tells court
South China Morning Post, September 8, 2015

Dissident Tik Chi-yuen quits Hong Kong’s Democratic Party “to follow dream of democracy”
South China Morning Post, September 9, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Uneasy silence follows journalist’s arrest
China Media Project, September 8, 2015

Could privatization clean out the corruption in China's state-owned enterprises?
Global Voices, September 9, 2015

Transparency from China over stock market rescue the only way to restore confidence
South China Morning Post, September 9, 2015

The important anniversary China won't celebrate in 2016
The Diplomat, September 8, 2015