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.

Friday, October 09, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Breaking: Chinese citizens Bao Zhuoxuan, Tang Zhishun and Xing Qingxian missing in Burma
China Change, October 9, 2015

Urgent Appeal from the China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group on the Disappearance of Bao Zhuoxuan, son of renowned rights lawyer Wang Yu
China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group, October 9, 2015

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

It’s a crime, I tell ya: Major changes in China’s Criminal Law Amendment 9
China Law Translate, October 8, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

Minitrue: Delete profile of Pu Zhiqiang’s wife Meng Qun
China Digital Times, October 8, 2015

Translation: Pu Zhiqiang’s wife finds strength
亚洲周刊 | 一个妻子的这一年
China Digital Times, October 8, 2015

Megadeth's first show in China censored
The Diplomat, October 9, 2015

”Why won’t anyone play with us?’ China’s internet erupts with TPP angst
Tea Leaf Nation, October 9, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

打压访民新动向: “敲诈政府”案飙升 (A new method to suppress petitioners: Number of “extortion” cases rapidly increasing)
Radio Free Asia, October 8, 2015

中国维权律师被带走百日无踪港人抗议斥无耻 (Chinese human rights lawyers taken away or disappeared for nearly 100 days, Hong Kong people protest the shameless act)
Radio France Internationale, October 9, 2015中国/20151009-中国维权律师被带走百日无踪港人抗议斥无耻

We went to see what China’s clitoris classes are teaching men
Vice, October 8, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Graft-buster named as head of China's spy agency as anti-corruption watchdog extends its power
South China Morning Post, October 8, 2015

Former rising political star Su Shulin investigated over alleged corruption while at Chinese oil giant Sinopec
South China Morning Post, October 8, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Re-defining cyberspace
China Media Project, October 8, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong university purge
Wall Street Journal, October 7, 2015

CY Leung met HKU vice-chancellor Peter Mathieson in weeks leading up to controversial Johannes Chan snub
South China Morning Post, October 9, 2015

科大學生會向校長發公開信 要求立即研究修例 廢除特首任校監制度 (HKUST students in open letter to President: immediately consider abolishing automatic appointment of HK Chief Executive as University Chancellor)
Radio France Internationale, October 7, 2015科大學生會向校長發公開信-要求立即研究修例-廢除特首任校監制度/

【修改大學條例迫在眉睫 杜絕政權黑手侵凌學界】(Amend University Ordinance, Stop Political Inference on the Academic Community)
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Students’ Union, October 7, 2015

Troubled leaders: A former chief executive of Hong Kong is arrested by anti-graft officials
The Economist, October 10, 2015

Counterterrorism (反恐)

Suspects in Xinjiang mine attack sought explosives: Guard
Radio Free Asia, October 8, 2015