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 29, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

25家单位公布中央专项巡视整改结果, 19家央企存在“利益输送”问题 (25 work units report on results of special inspection by Central authorities, 19 SOEs have problems with “transfers of benefits [to family members]")
Legal Daily, September 25, 2015

新疆监狱搭建综合帮教平台 (Xinjiang prison establishes mentoring platforms integrating input from prison, family, and society)
Legal Daily, September 28, 2015

发帖曝虐童“不侵权”具有样本意义 (Court finds person who exposes child abuse on social media “not in violation” of child or parents’ rights, has model significance)
Beijing News, September 28, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

信息公开不全考生诉高校胜诉 (Woman not admitted to Beijing Languages University makes OGI request for list of admitted persons, suspecting that someone took her place through identity theft, after University releases only family names she takes them to court and wins)
Legal Daily, September 26, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

中共中央办公厅印发《关于加强社会组织党的建设工作的意见(试行)》 (CPC Central Office publishes (Trial) Opinion Concerning The Strengthening of Party Construction Work in Social Organizations)
Xinhua, September 28, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

调查:省级政府仅三成公开“三公”经费 县市级更低 (Survey: provincial-level governments are only 30% successful in publishing accounts of their “3 public expenditures,” county- and city-level governments have even lower success rates)
CNR, September 28, 2015

50 countries pledge extra 40,000 troops as part of UN peacekeeping upgrade at summit
South China Morning Post, September 29, 2015

China senior judge ousted over corruption allegations
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 29, 2015

Asia's richest man Li voices support for China's leadership
Reuters, September 29, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China-US Cyber agreements: Has Beijing outmaneuvered Washington?
The Diplomat, September 28, 2015

国家主席习近平访美谈网络安全引关注专家称, 中国力推建立国际网络空间治理新体系 (Xi Jinping's discussion of cybersecurity during U.S. visit attracts attention from experts, who say, China could achieve more in international governance of cyberspace)
Legal Daily, September 28, 2015

建立大数据公共安全理念, 认真学习贯彻落实全国社会治安防控体系建设工作会议系列评论 (Establish a big data public safety concept, conscientiously study and practically implement discussions from the National Social Security Protection System Construction Work Conference)
Legal Daily, September 28, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong's ICAC steps up publicity drive against election fraud following 1,500 complaints about electoral roll
South China Morning Post, September 29, 2015

Ex-law dean Johannes Chan 'up against Beijing loyalists' at university council vote tonight
South China Morning Post, September 29, 2015

What’s up with Hong Kong legal academia?
Hong Kong Free Press, September 29, 2015

Ex-law dean Johannes Chan 'up against Beijing loyalists' at university council vote tonight
South China Morning Post, September 29, 2015

Counterterrorism (反恐)

公交行业举行反恐暨安全运营突发事件应急处置演练 (Shanghai public transport industry holds counter terrorism exercises)
Worker CN, September 26, 2015