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.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

刑法修正案(九)新增条款重拳打击诚信失范, 网络造谣医闹替考入刑可遏歪风陋习 (Criminal Law Amendment (9) new amendments strike hard at loss of social trust—online rumor mongering, harassment of medical staff, and getting others to sit one's exams all criminalized)
Legal Daily, September 10, 2015

我国24.7%家庭存家庭暴力 平均遭35次家暴才报警 (24.7% of Chinese experience domestic violence, on average there are 35 instances of violence before reporting to police)
PLA Online, September 10, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

Wang Xiaolu’s confession and the future of Chinese media
China Digital Times, September 8, 2015

Minitrue: Keep reporting on bright economic future
China Digital Times, September 10, 2015

Whistle-blowing Chinese journalist vows to continue exposing corruption as Beijing prosecutors drop charges of defamation
South China Morning Post, September 10, 2015

Censored: A young survivor decries handling of Tianjin explosion
Foreign Policy, September 10, 2015

China’s boisterous social media: When Beijing’s online propaganda goes awry
Wall Street Journal, September 11, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Rights groups up pressure on White House ahead of Chinese presidential visit
九国际人权团体呼吁奥巴马会见中国维权人士 为习近平访美施压
Radio Free Asia, September 10, 2015

Letter to President Obama. Re: Xi Jinping Visit
Human Rights in China, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International USA et. al., September 9, 2015

郭飞雄获爱尔兰2015年前线人权卫士奖 (Guo Feixiong receives 2015 Frontline Defenders award for human rights work)
Radio France Internationale, September 11, 2015中国/20150910-郭飞雄获爱尔兰2015年前线人权卫士奖

Government Accountability (政府问责)

法院或法官,究竟谁该道歉?(Courts or judges, who should actually apologize?)
Southern Metropolis Daily, September 10, 2015

公安局长遭举报称多数不实 网友:说说属实的部分 (Public Security Bureau chief who was denounced: much of his reported malfeasance not true, Netizens: So tell us the true part)
Modern Bulletin, September 10, 2015

China to prosecute former China Resources chairman for graft
Reuters, September 11, 2015

China sends graft inspectors into restive Xinjiang
Taipei Times, September 11, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

广州警方设83个网安警务室 (Guangzhou police set up 83 online cybersecurity police units)
Legal Daily, September 10, 2015

China, U.S. can cooperate on cyber security: Chinese official
Channel NewsAsia, September 11, 2015

中国呼吁美国停止无根据的网络攻击指控 (China asks U.S. to stop unfounded accusations about cyber-attacks)
Reuters, September 11, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

New director of Hong Kong’s ATV lives in mainland China, records reveal, as station denies receiving “red” investment
South China Morning Post, September 11, 2015

Two pro-Beijing lawmakers go head to head for LegCo house committee chairmanship
Hong Kong Free Press, September 10, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Diplomacy in the time of repression
The Wall Street Journal, September 10, 2015