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 13, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Teen son of rights lawyers “under house arrest” as families flee China
Radio Free Asia, October 12, 2015

81 Chinese lawyers make urgent statement on disappearance of Bao Zhuoxuan and two others in Myanmar
China Change, October 11, 2015

“中国维权律师王宇儿子包卓轩从缅甸押返内蒙古” (Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Yu’s son Bao Zhuoxuan forcibly returned to Inner Mongolia from Myanmar)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 13, 2015

More details emerge about the disappearance of three Chinese citizens in Myanmar
China Change, October 11, 2015

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

高瑜案第三次延期 律师会面 (Gao Yu’s appeal trial postponed for third time, lawyer Shang Baojun is first to inform her during detention center meeting)
Deutsche Welle, October 13, 2015高瑜案第三次延期-律师会面/a-18778419

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese activists urge Xi Jinping to learn from Magna Carta
The Guardian, October 13, 2015

Vehicles damaged as villagers in southern Chinese town protest plans for incinerator
South China Morning Post, October 12, 2015

Around 1,000 protest in China's Yunnan over loss of savings on metals exchange
Radio Free Asia, October 12, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese military's anti-graft inspection teams target senior officers
South China Morning Post, October 11, 2015

Two top allies of China’s disgraced security tsar Zhou Yongkang jailed for corruption
South China Morning Post, October 12, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

In a first, Chinese hackers are arrested at the behest of the U.S. government
The Washington Post, October 9, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

”Strictly enforce law,” Beijing legislative chief tells Hong Kong's police, fire, immigration and prison chiefs during high-profile visit
South China Morning Post, October 10, 2015

Johannes Chan's appointment never discussed with HKU chief, says Hong Kong chief executive CY Leung
South China Morning Post, October 10, 2015

HKU students, alumni and teachers protest over academic freedom as anger mounts
Hong Kong Free Press, October 9, 2015

學聯聯同8院校推公投廢特首校監必然制 (HKFS together with 8 education institutions to bring referendum to scrap automatic appointment of Chief Executive as University Chancellor)
Mingpao, October 11, 2015

Joshua Wong seeks lower age limit for Hong Kong candidates
New York Times, October 12, 2015

黃之鋒申覆核參選年齡 譚耀宗:18歲心智未成熟 應等有工作經驗才選 (Joshua Wong applies for judicial review to lower minimum age for LegCo candidates, Pro-Beijing lawmaker Tam Yiuchung: Age 18 is not mature enough, candidates should have work experience first)
Mingpao, October 13, 2015

【7警涉打人】最快今周可提檢控 梁家傑:公義遲到好過無到 (7 policemen suspected of beating Umbrella Movement protestor to be prosecuted within the week, Civic Party leader Alan Leong: Justice better late than never)
Mingpao, October 13, 2015

Counterterrorism (反恐)

”A brighter future beckons”: China tries to get Xinjiang to join the party
The Guardian, October 9, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Bao Zhuoxuan and the long arm of Chinese law
China Digital Times, October 12, 2015

University of Hong Kong council's weak argument for not appointing Johannes Chan only fuelled the criticism
South China Morning Post, October 11, 2015

何清涟: 从WTO到TPP:与国际接轨到当世界孤儿 (He Qinglian: From WTO to TPP: From being on track with international standards to becoming the world’s orphan)
Voice of America, October 13, 2015