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 16, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Despite crackdown, Chinese lawyers vow to press for human rights
The New York Times, September 16, 2015

中国女性面对家庭暴力为何多容忍 (Why do China's women tolerate domestic violence?)
Phoenix Blog News, September 15, 2015

法官检察官将享受特殊政策 (Judges and prosecutors to enjoy special policies)
Xinhua, September 15, 2015

全国律协举办第一期省级律师协会领导成员培训班, 学习贯彻全国律师工作会议精神大力加强律师协会领导班子建设 (ACLA holds 1st leader training session for provincial-level lawyers' associations)
Legal Daily, September 15, 2015

公安改革驶入快车道群众受益更多获得感 (Public security reforms enter the fast lane, let the masses truly feel they have benefited)
Legal Daily, September 15, 2015


Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Activists’ families targeted
China Digital Times, September 15, 2015

Don't return, a Sydney uni student is told after his father “disappears” in China
Sydney Morning Herald, September 14, 2015

A Hong Kong business magnate “runs away”. Chinese netizens ask, why shouldn't he?
Global Voices, September 15, 2015

Foxconn sacks Shenzhen workers for protest over social insurance payments
China Labor Bulletin, September 15, 2015

Chinese police say school for homeless petitioner children “illegal”
Radio Free Asia, September 15, 2015

习近平访美前 中国维权学者郭玉闪获释 (Chinese rights defender and academic Guo Yushan released before Xi Jinping’s visit to the U.S.)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 15, 2015

艾未未:我会少讲一点政治 (Ai Weiwei: I will talk less about politics)
Radio France Internationale, September 15, 2015中国/20150915-艾未未:我會少講一點政治

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China moves diplomat to graft-busting role as Beijing seeks global help in bringing suspects home
South China Morning Post, September 15, 2015

China's finance minister wants better corruption fighting mechanisms
Reuters, September 16, 2015

China military says senior officer probed
China Daily, September 15, 2015

Mooncakes under spotlight after Chinese government crackdown
Channel NewsAsia, September 15, 2015

Villager in Shandong burns to death in row over forced demolition
Hong Kong Free Press, September 16, 2015

Chinese state dinner now a date: Sept. 25
USA Today, September 15, 2015

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

Speakers from U.S., Cuba, China, Russia, Iran line up for 70th UN General Assembly
Deutsche Welle, September 15, 2015

美国百名企业家致函奥巴马和习近平 (100 American entrepreneurs send open letter to Obama and Xi Jinping)
Radio France Internationale, September 16, 2015中国/20150915-美国百名企业家致函奥巴马和习近平

美调查:中国人对反腐满意度创新高 对基层政府满意度创新低 (Harvard survey: Chinese satisfaction with central government’s anti-graft work reaches a new high, but an all-time 11-year low in satisfaction with local governments)
South China Morning Post, September 16, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Cyberthreat posed by China and Iran confounds White House
The New York Times, September 15, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

No one is above the law, says Hong Kong’s top judge in surprise rebuke to leader CY Leung's defense of his “transcendent” position
South China Morning Post, September 16, 2015

香港特首梁振英:特首地位“确实是超然” (CY Leung: Chief executive’s position “truly has overriding power”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 16, 2015

Counterterrorism (反恐)

阅兵后无人机再现身“雄鹰-2015”警方反恐演练 (After troop reviews, drones reappear in “Operation Eagle 2015" police counterterrorism exercises), September 15, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Above the law: China official undermines Hong Kong’s core values
Hong Kong Free Press, September 15, 2015

Market misdirection in Hong Kong
The Wall Street Journal, September 15, 2015

Ai Weiwei: a changed man
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 15, 2015

China’s state-owned enterprise reform plans face compromise
Financial Times, September 16, 2015