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 24, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

云南扩大法律援助事项范围, 受家暴申请法律援助免困难证明 (Yunnan expands scope of legal aid, easing application process for domestic violence victims)
Kunming Evening News, September 22, 2015

全国首例拒执罪自诉案件一审宣判, 宜春一老赖拒不执行生效判决获刑 (Chronic debtor in Yichun who defies court order on making payments is punished in nation’s 1st ever private prosecution for the crime of “refusing to carry out court order”)
Legal Daily, September 23, 2015

AP Exclusive: Leading China lawyer says he was tortured
The Washington Post, September 23, 2015

Unbowed, unbent, unbroken: Chinese rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng speaks out on his torture with an electric baton
South China Morning Post, September 23, 2015

高瑜健康日差国际记盟要求习近平给予保外就医 (Gao Yu’s health worsens, International Federation of Journalists calls on Xi Jinping to allow medical parole)
Radio France Internationale, September 24, 2015中国/20150924-高瑜健康日差国际记盟要求习近平给予保外就医

Access to Information (信息公开)

四川公布“民告官”十大典型案, 信息公开类增幅最大 (Sichuan announces 10 typical cases of “citizens suing officials,” OGI-related cases increase the most)
Sichuan Daily, September 23, 2015

170余名网民被查实散布网络虚假信息, 湖北警方披露三类典型网络谣言特征 (Over 170 netizens investigated for disseminating false information online, Hubei police disclose 3 typical characteristics of online rumors)
Legal Daily, September 23, 2015

行拘两人, 散布砍人不实信息 (2 detained for disseminating false information on knife attacks)
Legal Daily, September 22, 2015

“China is so lucky to have you”: Netizens react to Xi’s US visit as censors keep it positive
Hong Kong Free Press, September 23, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Gender discrimination lawsuit in China creates buzz among activists
Channel NewsAsia, September 20, 2015

”Obey Chinese law”: Xi issues warning to foreign NGOs in China during his U.S. swing as fears of impending crackdown grow
South China Morning Post, September 23, 2015

U.S. to raise China human rights with Xi but dissident's wife boycotts meeting
The Guardian, September 13, 2015

Chinese police step up pressure on Feminist Five
Radio Free Asia, September 24, 2015

习近平访美,约百人集会抗议 (A hundred people gather to protest Xi Jinping’s visit to the U.S.)
Voice of America, September 24, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

12名诺贝尔和平奖得主呼吁释放刘晓波 (12 Nobel Peace Prize winners urge Obama to press Xi to release fellow laureate Liu Xiaobo)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 23, 2015

China prosecutor to intensify financial markets crackdown
Reuters, September 23, 2015

Senior leader calls for discipline within anti-graft agencies
Xinhua, September 23, 2015

China to prosecute ex-deputy sports minister and Olympics committee member for graft
South China Morning Post, September 24, 2015

Tianjin warehouse blasts: Evidence of corruption, says Chinese premier as he vows nobody will be exempt from punishment
South China Morning Post, September 23, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Hackers took fingerprints of 5.6 million U.S. workers, government says
The New York Times, September 24, 2015

Cyber sleuths track hacker to China’s military
The Wall Street Journal, September 23, 2015

Struggles in China push Cisco to strike deal
Wall Street Journal, September 23, 2015

What did Xi Jinping have to Say on cyber issues in his big Seattle speech?
The Diplomat, September 23, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Smears from both sides have politicized University of Hong Kong’s campus, says Baptist University chief
South China Morning Post, September 24, 2015

Protest fatigue? Hong Kong’s pro-democracy activists are awakening ahead of Occupy anniversary
Hong Kong Free Press, September 23, 2015

Human Rights Watch slams FIFA proceedings against Hong Kong fans’ anthem jeers
Hong Kong Free Press, September 24, 2015

人權監察:87枚催淚彈不必要 警:要製造安全距離 (HK Human Rights Monitor: 87 tear gas grenades unnecessary, police: it was to create safe distance)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 24, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Full text: China President Xi gives policy speech in Seattle, wants to fight cybercrime with the U.S.
Geekwire, September 22, 2015

Silicon Valley shouldn’t let China strong-arm it into spying
Quartz, September 23, 2015

Dear Xi Jinping: I am writing to you as an American Mom of a 19-year old Chinese daughter …
Medium, September 23, 2015

To Obama–Why China does not have a Nelson Mandela
China Change, September 23, 2015

China’s President Xi is “so cute,” says world’s creepiest propaganda video
The Washington Post, September 23, 2015

"内部材料”不是公开“三公”经费的遮羞布 (Government should not use excuse of "internal materials" to conceal “3 public expenditures” –air travel, food and entertainment, and vehicles)
Sichuan News Online, September 23, 2015