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, October 07, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

After refusing to allow activist home, China now bans him from leaving
Radio Free Asia, October 6, 2015

Judge Xi Xiaoming and his vanishing assets
Supreme People’s Court Monitor, October 6, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

The Chinese government is cranking up the nationalism after its Nobel win
Quartz, October 7, 2015

李嘉诚收购葡萄牙风电再遭中国传媒算账 (Chinese media attack Li Ka Shing again for buying Portuguese wind farm development company)
Radio France Internationale, October 4, 2015中国/20151004-李嘉诚收购葡萄牙风电再遭中国传媒算账

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Five Tibetan land protesters are freed in Sichuan, with five others held back
Radio Free Asia, October 7, 2015

Chinese street artist finds perfect canvas to show city's rapid development – Beijing’s abandoned buildings
South China Morning Post, October 6, 2015

【短片】艾未未工作室發現竊聽器 放炮仗問:聽到了嗎? (Ai Weiwei discovers wiretapping device at atelier, sets off fireworks and asks “did you hear that?”)
Mingpao, October 5, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Former U.N. President and Chinese billionaire are accused in graft scheme
The New York Times, October 6, 2015

白宫:TPP协议达成,压力在中国 (White House: Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement reached, pressure is on China)
Voice of America, October 7, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

HP and Dell suspend use of interns in Chinese factories
The Guardian, October 6, 2015

U.S., China have dueling definitions of cybersecurity
Voice of America, October 6, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

2,000 HKU students and staff joined silent march to protest liberal scholar’s rejection from key post
South China Morning Post, October 6, 2015

Hong Kong Soccer Association fined after its fans boo Chinese anthem
The New York Times, October 6, 2015

Anti-parallel trading teenagers acquitted after police testimony questioned
Hong Kong Free Press, October 6, 2015

Hong Kong to cover British insignia on postboxes to “avoid confusion”
The Guardian, October 7, 2015

“占中”一周年:争取民主的“后雨伞”新兴专业团体 (“Occupy Central” anniversary: the rise of professional groups amid the “post-Umbrella movement” struggle for democracy)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 6, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

”Harmonious demolition” and Chinese legal reform
The Wall Street Journal, October 7, 2015

Authorities should do more to protect China’s lawyers
China File, October 6, 2015

Video: “The students are innocent!”—dramatic new documentary charts the birth of Occupy
Hong Kong Free Press, October 6, 2015