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.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Party turns to a failed approach to fixing judicial system
Caixin, September 14, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

艾未未: 中国仍独裁但当局态度有改善 (Ai Weiwei: China is still a dictatorship but authorities’ attitude has improved)
Voice of America, September 14, 2015

Jailed Chinese activist Guo Feixiong wins international rights award
Radio Free Asia, September 11, 2015

Retired teachers in China protest lack of benefits on day intended to honor them
Radio Free Asia, September 13, 2015

Two more Tibetans are detained following solo protests in Ngaba
Radio Free Asia, September 11, 2015

”God’s united front” and the battle over China’ crosses
Foreign Policy, September 11, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

被羁押十数月后判无罪 他们称要讨回公道 (Detained for over 10 months before being found not guilty, they say they want justice returned to them)
Yangcheng Evening News, September 11, 2015

女子被非法拘禁4天索赔5亿 维权24年获赔2千 (Woman unlawfully taken into custody for 4 days seeks RMB 500 million, but 24 years spent standing up for her rights gets her RMB 2,000 in compensation)
Xinhua, September 11, 2015

记者刘虎不获起诉 将申请国家赔偿 (Journalist Liu Hu will not be prosecuted, says will apply for state compensation)
Radio Free Asia, September 11, 2015

After Tianjin blast, homeowners tell of pressure to accept compensation
China Digital Times, September 11, 2015

中央党校原副校长:中央酝酿高级领导人行为准则 (Former VP of Central Party School: Central government considering a code of conduct for senior party leaders)
Bejing Daily, September 9, 2015

China's top graft-buster breaks taboo by discussing Communist Party's “legitimacy”
South China Morning Post, September 11, 2015

China unveils details to fix state-owned enterprises
Al Jazeera, September 13, 2015

Company had 24 “naked officials”, authorities say
China Daily, September 14, 2015

China's energy giant Sinopec to sell off hotels and ditch cars in graft crackdown
The Guardian, September 14, 2015

Forcing a woman to have an abortion at eight months: Welcome to 21st century China
The Telegraph, September 11, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Partnership boosts users over China’s Great Firewall
The New York Times, September 13, 2015

Cyberattacks are “not acceptable”, Obama warns ahead of Xi Jinping's state visit
South China Morning Post, September 13, 2015

习近平出访前美中“坦率”讨论网络安全 (China and U.S. to “honestly” discuss cybersecurity prior to Xi Jinping’s visit)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 13, 2015

Seattle is nearly as important as the White House during Xi Jinping’s upcoming US trip
Quartz, September 11, 2015

China’s new economic strategies require an overhaul of its telecommunications industry
NewsChina Magazine, September, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Is HK an unsafe harbor for academic freedom?
China Digital Times, September 11, 2015

One year on, students who led Hong Kong's Occupy Central movement to gather again for protests' anniversary
South China Morning Post, September 14, 2015

香港中联办张晓明:特首地位超然于三权 (Zhang Xiaoming, top Beijing official in HK: Chief executive’s powers surpass those of the traditional practice of separation of 3 powers)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 12, 2015

Beijing’s liaison chief under fire after saying separation of powers “does not suit Hong Kong”
Hong Kong Free Press, September 14, 2015

反水货团体:上水石湖墟水货店年半翻倍 要求取消一周一行 (Anti-parallel trading group: Parallel goods shops in Sheung Shui Shek Wu Hui doubled in 6 months, demand cancellation of exit-entry permit that allows 1 trip a week)
South China Morning Post, September 14, 2015

Counterterrorism (反恐)

中蒙边境地区警方首次举行联合反恐演习 (Sino-Mongolian border police hold 1st joint counterterrorism exercises)
Xinhua, September 11, 2015

China vows to “intensify” fight against Tibetan separatists
The Diplomat, September 12, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Q. and A.: Tony Saich on what Chinese want from their leaders
The New York Times, September 11, 2015

Ai Weiwei—from criminal to art-world superstar
The Guardian, September 12, 2015

Photos: Chinese leaders visit the U.S.
Wall Street Journal, September 14, 2015

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