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, October 01, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

云南修订人口与计划生育条例, 夫妻双方或者一方为农村居民可生育第二个子女 (Yunnan amends population and family planning regulations: couples in which 1 or both are an only child, ethnic minority, or from a rural household are permitted to have second child)
Legal Daily, September 30, 2015

将公民钉在刑拘簿上 并非法治目标 (Keeping citizens linked with their criminal detention records also violates rule of law objectives)
Dongguan Times, September 29, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

裁判文书公开率百分之百 (Online publication of trial judgments at 100%)
People's Court Paper Online, September 29, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Communist party theme park sparks ridicule among Chinese internet users
The Guardian, October 1, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Xi and the blue helmets: After decades of ignoring the UN, China now embraces it—at least, beyond the country’s backyard
The Economist, October 3, 2015

China punishes 249 officials for laziness during corruption crackdown
The Guardian, September 29, 2015

Justice for all: Chinese father's grief over Tiananmen crackdown fired campaign for victims
South China Morning Post, October 1, 2015

最高法原副院长奚晓明被开除党籍, 最高检决定对奚晓明立案侦查 (Former SPC Vice-President Xi Xiaoming expelled from Party, SPP Launches investigation against him)
Legal Daily, September 30, 2015

广西设青年律师志愿服务岗 (Guangxi establishes young lawyers' volunteer services post)
Legal Daily, September 30, 2015

Xi Jinping adviser has long pushed for powerful leadership
The New York Times, September 30, 2015

Two share a boat
Radio Free Asia, October 1, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Two share a boat
China Media Project, September 29, 2015

China mulls plans for a digital ID card to track Internet users
Radio Free Asia, September 29, 2015

Counterterrorism (反恐)

50 dead in Xinjiang coal mine attack as China marks 60th anniversary of region's founding
South China Morning Post, October 2, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

In China’s “other Tibet,” Xi Jinping is using human rights rhetoric to oppress an entire people
Quartz, October 1, 2015