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.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Judging judges: To help build “the rule of law”, China is demoting judges
The Economist, September 26, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

《中国司法公开观察报告(2014-2015)》公布, 法院庭审和听证信息公开滞后 ("OGI Watch Report on China's Judicial System (2014-2015)":, publication of court hearings and testimony lagging behind)
China Youth Daily, September 24, 2015

China's Xi defends censorship amid chorus of support for embattled rights community
Radio Free Asia, September 24, 2015

Chinese propaganda: Coming soon to a conference near you
The Diplomat, September 23, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

A dozen Tibetans detained in Sichuan after reoccupying grabbed land
Radio Free Asia, September 24, 2015

女权行动影像展联合国妇女峰会前揭幕 (Chinese feminist activism photo exhibition opens in NY in run-up to UN summit on women)
Voice of America, September 25, 2015

“对华援助协会”:高智晟目前“平安在家” (China Aid: Gao Zhisheng safely at home)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 25, 2015

据传维权人士高智晟打破沉默后再度失踪 (Human rights defender Gao Zhisheng allegedly went missing again after speaking out)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 24, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Another “Sky Net” success: U.S. returns woman fugitive to face graft, fraud charges in China
South China Morning Post, September 24, 2015

Film-maker sues Chinese censors over “ban” on gay-themed movie
The Guardian, September 24, 2015

Corruption, pollution top Chinese public concerns
Wall Street Journal, September 24, 2015

”Big Daddy Xi” attempts to charm U.S. but tough crowds still await
The Guardian, September 24, 2015

Xi's U.S. visit–Anything but human rights?
Deutsche Welle, September 24, 2015

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

英财长访华“示好” 新疆之旅引争议 (U.K. Chancellor Osborne's “friendly” visit to Xinjiang stirs controversies)
Legal Daily, September 23, 2015中国/20150924-英财长访华“示好”-新疆之旅引争议

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chinese activists in U.S. blame Beijing for relentless cyberattacks
Christian Science Monitor, September 24, 2015

网络言论自由立法仍不规范业内人士指出, 规范网络言论部门法不能越界宪法 (Online free speech legislation still not standardized, industry insiders argue that departmental regulations for online speech cannot overstep Constitution)
Legal Daily, September 23, 2015

Netizen Report: China Joins Russia in crusade to keep user data at government’s fingertips
Global Voices, September 24, 2015

Future of cyberspace must conform with “national conditions”, Xi Jinping tells top internet execs
South China Morning Post, September 24, 2015

Obama prepared to impose financial sanctions on China for alleged hacking
The Guardian, September 24, 2015

Snowden launches push for global privacy treaty
Reuters, September 24, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

李國能:法治司法獨立是基石 保持警惕使基石永不動搖 (Former Chief Justice of HK Andrew Li: Rule of law and judicial independence are the cornerstone, must be kept solidly in place with vigilance)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 25, 2015

李國能:終審法院海外法官應該成為永久安排 (Former Chief Justice of HK Andrew Li: Presence of foreign judges in Court of Final Appeal should become a permanent arrangement)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 25, 2015

Delay in HKU appointment of Johannes Chan makes a mockery of Beijing's pledged support for rule of law
South China Morning Post, September 25, 2015

Police to deploy up to 4,000 officers for Umbrella Movement anniversary
Hong Kong Free Press, September 25, 2015

Hong Kong democracy movement adrift as Beijing hardens rhetoric
Financial Times, September 25, 2015

Counterterrorism (反恐)

白皮书:新疆依法严惩暴力恐怖犯罪 (White paper: Xinjiang severely punishes violent terrorist criminals)
Xinhua, September 24, 2015

Expand aid program for China's Xinjiang region to include anti-terrorism, says leading cadre
South China Morning Post, September 24, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

The insecurity underpinning Xi Jinping’s repression
The Washington Post, September 23, 2015

Man of the week: Daddy Xi
China Digital Times, September 25, 2015

Obama’s problem with China: No risk tolerance
Foreign Policy, September 24, 2015

Desperate China crushing its own people: Column
USA Today, September 24, 2015

调查:腐败、污染和贫富差距让中国人操碎心 (Survey: Corruption, pollution, and wealth gap the main concerns of Chinese people)
Deutsche Welle, September 25, 2015调查腐败污染和贫富差距让中国人操碎心/a-18740920