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.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

多地出台省级深化户籍改革意见告别农户时代, 公安户籍改革缩小城乡间差异 (Proposed provincial-level opinions for intensifying hukou reform will bid farewell to era of farmer household registration status, rural urban divide to be reduced)
Legal Daily, September 16, 2015

China's top court stresses harsh penalties after Tianjin blasts
China Daily, September 16, 2015

已被罚处:邓某造谣描黑纠纷 (Man penalized for starting rumors after posting false information about a violent dispute)
Legal Daily, September 16, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

中国政府提交联合国的“酷刑”报告数据涉嫌造假各部门相互推诿拒绝公开具体数据(图)(Chinese government’s "torture" report submitted to UN suspected of fraudulent data, various departments shirk responsibility and refuse to disclose specific numbers)
Weiquanwang, September 16, 2015

River crabbed: the emperor’s left hand
China Digital Times, September 16, 2015

The Chinese government is censoring a documentary about mothers who love their gay kids
Quartz, September 17, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Cooperation with the United Nations, its representatives and mechanisms in the field of human rights - Report of the Secretary-General [This report on the problem of reprisals at the UN highlights concerns about China censoring civil society participation at the recent CEDAW review and the death of Cao Shunli.]
与联合国、其代表和机制在人权领域的合作 - 秘书长的报告 [本报告就联合国重点强调的关于报复的问题,对中国审查民间社会参与最近的消除对妇女歧视的审议以及曹顺利死亡事件提出了关切。]
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, August 17, 2015

Guangdong newspaper prints black page on International Day of Democracy
Radio Free Asia, September 16, 2015

中国维权律师联盟声援被捕律师 (China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group rallies support for the detained lawyers)
The New York Times, September 17, 2015

Tibetan woman is detained in fifth solo protest in Ngaba County
Radio Free Asia, September 16, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

司法改革“新风”破解律师“取证难、会见难”(New judicial reform trends will resolve difficulties for lawyers in gathering evidence and meeting clients)
Youth Daily, August 22, 2015

After Tianjin explosion, residents lose the battle for justice
Tea Leaf Nation, September 16, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Guangzhou police place police stations at 83 websites and internet companies
Fei Chang Dao, September 17, 2015

China tries to extract pledge of compliance from U.S. tech firms
The New York Times, September 17, 2015

The pledge China wants tech companies to sign
New York Times, September 16, 2015

Obama warns of “weaponizing the internet” ahead of Xi Jinping's U.S. visit
The Guardian, September 16, 2015

How China boosts Its tech startups
Wall Street Journal, September 16, 2015

白宫不会透露美国就网络间谍活动可能对中国所采取措施的详情 (White House will not disclose details of possible measures taken by U.S. in response to China’s cyber espionage)
Reuters, September 17, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

30 Hong Kong pupils get half a day in Stanley prison, but government denies radical scheme is bid to frighten youth from political activism
South China Morning Post, September 17, 2015

”The separation of powers is not a necessary condition for democracy”—LegCo president
Hong Kong Free Press, September 17, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

覆巢:中国权利NGO生死劫(万字完整版)(The life of death tragedy of China’s rights NGOs)
Initium Media, September 17, 2015

From China, messages to President Obama before Xi Jinping’s visit (1)
China Change, September 16, 2015

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

Corruption, once useful, has no place today in China's aspiring market economy
South China Morning Post, September 16, 2015

Sieren's China: Difficult reforms in store
Deustche Welle, September 17, 2015

浅析反家庭暴力立法中的法理 (Basic analysis of legal principles within the domestic violence legislation)
Legal Daily, September 16, 2015

Tianjin disaster exposes China’s compensation lottery
China Labor Bulletin, September 17, 2015