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 08, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese lawyers call for the abolition of their professional body
Radio Free Asia, October 7, 2015

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

Five years on, Liu Xiaobo's wife stays silent, under house arrest
Radio Free Asia, October 7, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

[Video] Channel 4 presents Unreported World: China’s gay shock therapy
The Guardian, October 8, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

In Tiananmen Square, the police leap into action
The New York Times, October 7, 2015

China's prawn scandal sparks consumer rights furore
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 8, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

福建省委副书记、省长苏树林涉嫌严重违纪接受组织调查--中纪委 (Governor of China's Fujian province under investigation by anti-corruption watchdog)
Reuters, October 8, 2015

Former UN General Assembly head charged with taking $1.3 million in bribes from Chinese businessmen
Hong Kong Free Press, October 7, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chinese hackers breached LoopPay, whose tech is central to Samsung Pay
The New York Times, October 8, 2015

U.S. targets Chinese groups in cyber feud
The Financial Times, October 7, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

60學者結盟 行動護學術自由 (60 academics form alliance to defend academic freedom through action)
Mingpao, October 8, 2015

港大學生擬全民投票要求新校委會主席需全校師生接受 (HKU Student Union considering a referendum to determine whether students believe new Council chairs must be accepted by all teaching staff and students)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 8, 2015

屠呦呦获奖掴反陈文敏派一巴 (Tu Youyou receiving Nobel prize a slap in the face to anti-Johannes Chan camp)
Radio France Internationale, October 8, 2015中国/20151008-屠呦呦获奖掴反陈文敏派一巴

Lawyers, nurses, accountants, IT workers to join HKU students in protest over appointment row
South China Morning Post, October 7, 2015

Pan-democrats to run for chair and deputy chair of all LegCo committees
Hong Kong Free Press, October 6, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

What will the TPP mean for China?
China File, October 7, 2015

US-backed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal 'not intended to exclude China', says Beijing
Reuters, October 8, 2015

A year on, mixed views on what Hong Kong protests achieved
Voice of America, October 7, 2015

Hong Kong Letter: A city divided on democracy
Irish Times, October 7, 2015

Caixin: Protection of China's lawyers needs to be put into practice
Caixin, September 28, 2015