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.

Monday, October 05, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

“Chinese lawyers live in constant fear”: Former Chinese judge
Radio Free Asia, October 52, 2015

专家解读取消嫖宿幼女罪, 恶性案件罪犯将受到更严厉处罚 (Experts interpret removal of crime of “prostitution with an underage girl” [from Criminal Code]: heinous sex criminals will receive even harsher penalties)
Legal Daily, October 2, 2015

排除行政审判干扰的有益探索, 河南高院行政案件异地管辖改革座谈会发言摘要 (A useful exploration into eliminating interference in administrative trials: a summary of statements from the Henan High Court Administrative Law Case conference on reform of remote jurisdictions)
People’s Court Paper Online, September 30, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

安徽:被审计部门或单独作整改报告接受测评 (Anhui Drafts Amended Budgetary Examination and Supervision Regulations—Standing Committee may on its own order corrective reports from audited departments and evaluate such reports)
Anhui News, October 2, 2015

Minitrue: Explosions in Liuzhou, Guangxi
China Digital Times, October 1, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Ai Weiwei finds “listening devices” hidden in Beijing studio
The Guardian, October 4, 2015

Chinese police raid petitioners' National Day gathering in Beijing
Radio Free Asia, October 2, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

档案丢失23年后获赔6万元, 徐州一女子维权获法院支持 (Court supports Xuzhou woman’s rights defense: grants RMB 60,000 in compensation for loss of her case file for 23 years)
People’s Court Paper Online, September 30, 2015

Where will China's anti-graft campaign go?
Global Voices, October 4, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Fear of losing control: Why China is implementing an internet security law
China Change, October 4, 2015

Cyber attacks on Hong Kong universities increasing as state-backed hackers target city in the wake of Occupy Central
South China Morning Post, October 4, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

University of Hong Kong's law faculty defends former dean Johannes Chan amid fallout from appointment row
South China Morning Post, October 5, 2015

港大法律學院罕發聲明駁校委 梁智鴻:處事公平毋須辭職 教職員發起明靜默遊行 (HKU Faculty of Law breaks silence and condemns the Council in statement, Council chair Edward Leong claims fair handling and refuses to resign, teaching staff to hold silent march tomorrow)
Mingpao, October 5, 2015

【副校任命】劉進圖:陳文敏獲李國能等法律猛人推薦足證地位 ([Pro-VC Appointment] Ex Mingpao chief editor Kevin Lau: Endorsement by eminent legal professionals proves Johannes Chan’s qualifications)
Apple Daily, October 5, 2015

陈文敏接受纽时访问认为支持占中触怒北京 (Johannes Chan admits, in New York Times interview, that supporting Occupy Central may have angered Beijing)
Radio France Internationale, October 3, 2015中国/20151003-陈文敏接受纽时访问认为支持占中触怒北京

Q. and A.: Johannes Chan on academic freedom in Hong Kong
The New York Times, October 2, 2015

Counterterrorism (反恐)

China tightens mail security after deadly Guangxi parcel bomb attack
South China Morning Post, October 4, 2015

China’s desperate battle against separatist terrorism
Wall Street Journal, October 2, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Hong Kong must now heed the lessons of Occupy, and move on
South China Morning Post, October 5, 2015

The HKU Council’s betrayal is alarming for Hong Kong’s future. What next?
Hong Kong Free Press, October 3, 2015

评论:批李嘉诚和陈文敏 中国似退回五十年代 (Commentary: Criticisms of Li Ka Shing and Johannes Chan—China appears to regress to the 1950s)
Radio France Internationale, October 5, 2015中国/20151005-评论:批李嘉诚和陈文敏-中国似退回五十年代