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 30, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

浙江异议人士涉嫌“颠覆国家政权”案庭审结束 (2 Zhejiang democracy activists’ subversion trials end )
Boxun, September 30, 2015

Subversion trials of two democracy activists end without verdicts
Human Rights in China, September 29, 2015

China’s secret detention of lawyers threatens the rule of law
Hong Kong Free Press, September 29, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese writers should focus on ordinary lives: official
Xinhua English, September 29, 2015

国家新闻出版广电总局公开通报违法违规案件查处情况, 十五家媒体刊发虚假失实报道被查办 (SARFT publishes status of cases in violation of law, 15 media outlets investigated for false or untrue reporting)
Legal Daily, September 29, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

The gay marriage proposal that's the talk of China
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 29, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China set to achieve 2015 climate goals, study says
The Wall Street Journal, September 30, 2015

珠海男子质疑强拆起诉法院 索赔730多万被驳 (Zhuhai man sues over forced demolition, compensation request for RBM 7.3m rejected)
Southern Metropolis Daily, September 29, 2015

男子经4次庭审被判无罪 刑拘记录致其长期失业 (Man found not-guilty after 4 trials, but his criminal detention record causes long-term unemployment)
Beijing Youth Paper, September 29, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

港大建制派校委不负北京使命否决陈文敏任副校长 (HKU pro-establishment Council members fulfill Beijing’s mission to vote against Johannes Chan)
Radio France Internationale, September 30, 2015中国/20150930-港大建制派校委不负北京使命否决陈文敏任副校长

Student leader reveals HKU Council members’ reasons for blocking Johannes Chan appointment
Hong Kong Free Press, September 30, 2015

國際權威學者撰文撐陳文敏 (Internationally renowned scholars write in support of Johannes Chan)
Apple Daily, September 30, 2015

Johannes Chan: A scholar of real repute and integrity
Hong Kong Economic Journal, September 30, 2015

Six ways pro-government forces went after Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement
Hong Kong Free Press, September 29, 2015

Hongkongers' trust in CY Leung and Beijing at a lower point now than during Occupy Central
South China Morning Post, September 30, 2015

Hong Kong’s democracy movement and Beijing’s fear of foreign influence
Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, September 22, 2015

Counterterrorism (反恐)

刑法修正案(九):法益保护前置织密反恐法网 (“Criminal Law Amendment (9): Early Protection of Legal Interests Requires Tightening the “Net” of China’s Counter-Terrorism Laws”)
Procuratorate Daily, September 28, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

律师的面子不是小事 (Saving “face” is no small thing for lawyers)
Legal Daily, September 29, 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 29, 2015

University of Hong Kong's decision not to appoint Johannes Chan as pro-vice-chancellor smacks of political interference
South China Morning Post, September 30, 2015

Hong Kong’s century-old “zombie” laws are to blame for HKU’s problems
Hong Kong Free Press, September 30, 2015