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 15, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

346 days in jail
China Media Project, September 14, 2015

Detained scholar released ahead of Chinese president’s visit to the United States
South China Morning Post, September 15, 2015

沈阳妇女权益保护条例获批准, 政府应设立家暴受害妇女庇护场所 (Shenyang regulations for protecting the rights and interests of women approved, government should establish domestic violence shelters)
Legal Daily, September 14, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

Liberal media group forced onto “correct road”
China Digital Times, September 12, 2015

What do U.S. economists think of official China statistics? “Only a fool would believe them”
Wall Street Journal, September 15, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

3千陸豐村民抗議核電站 遭逾2千警鎮壓 (3,000 Lufeng, Guangdong villagers protesting nuclear plant are suppressed by over 2,000 policemen)
Apple Daily, September 13, 2015

A joke about refrigerators mocks China's trend toward extreme patriotism
Global Voices, September 14, 2015

Nanjing police hold 23 evictees who used social media to organize
Radio Free Asia, September 14, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Opening Statement by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein at the 30th session of the Human Rights Council
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, September 20, 1993

联合国人权专员担忧中国被拘禁律师处境 (UN human rights chief Zeid Raad al-Hussein expresses concern about detained Chinese rights lawyers)
Deutsche Welle, September 14, 2015联合国人权专员担忧中国被拘禁律师处境/a-18713047

习近平访美 纽约时报欢迎广告引起质疑 (Xi Jinping’s US Visit, Full Page Welcome Ad in New York Times raises questions)
Radio Free Asia, September 14, 2015

New York Times carries full-page ad for new Xi Jinping book
Want China Times, September 14, 2015

Senior official at China's labor ministry investigated for alleged corruption
South China Morning Post, September 15, 2015

China begins nationwide nuclear safety checks after deadly Tianjin explosions
South China Morning Post, September 15, 2015

SOEs take measures to reduce graft
China Daily, September 15, 2015

Citic Securities draws Beijing’s ire after meltdown
Wall Street Journal, September 14, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

U.S. will not impose sanctions on Chinese firms before state visit by President Xi Jinping
美媒:习访美前不制裁中国黑客 上周五通宵开会达协议
South China Morning Post, September 15, 2015

社交媒体网络直播自杀行为渐多专家呼吁, 网络运营商不应对直播自杀“放任自流”(Experts urge online business operators to stop allowing suicides to be broadcasted live online)
Legal Daily, September 14, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

C.Y. defends Zhang’s comments about separation of powers amid protest
Hong Kong Free Press, September 15, 2015

中联办主任语出惊人 香港律师界深表遗憾 (Hong Kong legal circles expresses deep regret over Liaison chief’s shocking comment on the supremacy of the powers of the Chief Executive) British Broadcasting Corporation, September 12, 2015 )
Deutsche Welle, September 14, 2015中联办主任语出惊人-香港律师界深表遗憾/a-18714300

Counterterrorism (反恐)

Authorities in Xinjiang require special permits to buy kitchen knives
Radio Free Asia, September 14, 2015

大数据、钱袋子、摄像头 ——来自中东反恐前沿的宝贵经验 (Big data, cash, and surveillance cameras: Valuable experiences in counterterrorism from the Middle East)
Legal Daily, September 14, 2015

反恐专家:中国和东盟应合作打击网络恐怖主义 (Counterterrorism expert: China and ASEAN should cooperate to combat cyber terrorism)
Beijing News, September 14, 2015

揭秘北京“丰台劝导队”:已提供反恐信息60件 (Unmasking Beijing's “Fengtai Advisor Clique”: Group has already provided 60 pieces of counterterrorism information)
Beijing Times, September 14, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

时事大家谈:王岐山谈中共“合法性”,显现中共危机意识? (“Let’s Talk Current Affairs”: Does Wang Qishan’s talk of CPC “legitimacy” reflect the Party’s awareness of a crisis?)
Voice of America, September 15, 2015

Assessing the Chinese government’s role in the stock markets

The New York Times, September 15,2 015

Blaming a business journalist for market turmoil is misguided
Caixin, September 14, 2015

Is China serious about its new state-owned enterprise reforms?
The Diplomat, September 14, 2015