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 14, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Concerns grow for jailed Chinese journalist Gao Yu after illness
Radio Free Asia, October 13, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

Minitrue: New chemical explosion in Tianjin
China Digital Times, October 13, 2015

“You are in danger. We are being monitored”
Sydney Morning Herald, October 14, 2015

Chinese censors are giving North Korea a p.r. makeover
Tea Leaf Nation, October 12, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Guangdong’s workers mobilize to protect leaders from arrests and reprisals
China Labour Bulletin, October 13, 2015

Recently freed Tibetan detained for carrying leaflets calling for Dalai Lama’s return
一藏人前政治犯被捕 西藏青年会诉求获联合国回应
Radio Free Asia, October 12, 2015

China detains 11 after trash incinerator protest sparks riot
Channel NewsAsia, October 13, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China tries former public security official and Zhou ally for graft
Reuters, October 14, 2015

中共五中全会将正式开除令计划等六官员党籍 (CPC to formally expel 6 members including Ling Jihua at upcoming Fifth Plenum)
Radio France Internationale, October 13, 2015中国/20151013-中共五中全会将正式开除令计划等六官员党籍

Former senior health official in Beijing spent 4m yuan of taxpayer money on beauty salon visits, local media reports
South China Morning Post, October 13, 2015

内地环评机构检查 66机构16人被处理 (China’s environmental impact assessment agency evaluates and takes punitive actions against 66 organizations and 16 individuals)
South China Morning Post, October 14, 2015

英国大宪章八百周年北京巡展突改地点 (Venue for Magna Carta exhibition in Beijing abruptly changed)
Voice of America, October 14, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Seven Hong Kong police officers “to face charges and court this week” for beating Occupy protester Ken Tsang
South China Morning Post, October 13, 2015

”Not a good time”: Peking University president cancels lecture at HKU citing “urgent business”
South China Morning Post, October 13, 2015

It's time to resist Beijing, not hold talks, says once-moderate Hong Kong academic
South China Morning Post, October 13, 2015

【港大副校風波】梁智鴻稱與梁振英會面沒提及副校任命 (HKU Pro-VC dispute: HKU Council chair Edward Leong says meetings with Chief Executive CY Leung did not cover Pro-VC appointment)
Mingpao, October 14, 2015

Counterterrorism (反恐)

上合组织首次网络反恐演习在中国厦门成功举行 (Shanghai Cooperation Organization successfully holds first online counter-terrorism exercise in China’s Xiamen)
People’s Daily, October 14, 2015

China steps up hunt for perpetrators of deadly Xinjiang attack
The Financial Times, October 11, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

The downfall of Su Shulin and its implications for Chinese politics
The Diplomat, October 13, 2015

A child hunted down by the Chinese state
China Change, October 12, 2015

HKFP Lens: Remembering the Umbrella Movement (Part I)
Hong Kong Free Press, October 14, 2015