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, October 06, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

[Video] 709律師抓捕 (“709 Crackdown”)
China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group, October 1, 2015

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers and Defenders
Human Rights in China, September 30, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

台灣大選前1個月起赴台陸客數目將減9成半 (Mainland Chinese tourists to be reduced by 95% 1 month before Taiwan general election)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 6, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

TPP Agreement Fuels Debate Online in China
Voice of America, October 6, 2015

Tibetan monk, 15, is detained in Ngaba following solo protest
Radio Free Asia, October 5, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

At U.N., China uses intimidation tactics to silence its critics
Reuters, October 6, 2015

Mao-era criticism sessions make a comeback in China's state banks
Radio Free Asia, October 5, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Beijing “100 percent covered” by web of surveillance cameras
Radio Free Asia, October 5, 2015

iPhone users across China installed an app promising porn and free movies—they got malware instead
Quartz, October 5, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

抗議校委無理否決陳文敏任命 百年首見 師生今穿學袍衞港大 (Teaching staff and students wear academic gowns to defend HKU’s academic freedom and protest university Council’s unreasonable rejection of Johannes Chan as Pro-VC)
Apple Daily, October 6, 2015

Hong Kong university professors form vigilance team to keep eye on academic freedom
South China Morning Post, October 6, 2015

港大:逾半受訪者認為傳媒自我審查 97年以來新高 (HKU survey: 55% of participants think the media practices self-censorship, the highest since 1997)
Mingpao, October 6, 2015

【A1頭條】香港歷來遭起訴最高官 曾蔭權被控 (Headline: Donald Tsang is the highest ranking official charged in HK history)
Apple Daily, October 6, 2015

Donald Tsang charged with misconduct in public office by ICAC
Hong Kong Free Press, October 6, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Wang Debang: The confidence of the corrupt
China Digital Times, October 4, 2015

Not in my backyard: China's Xi Jinping pushes for women's rights on world stage but represses them back at home
South China Morning Post, October 4, 2015

Chris Patten: Osborne lax over human rights concerns on China trip
The Guardian, October 5, 2015

China's Xi Jinping Era has begun
The Diplomat, October 6, 2015

A lesson from history for Hong Kong’s appeasers
Hong Kong Free Press, October 5, 2015