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 16, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

刘晓原律师之子也被限制出境 (Lawyer Liu Xiaoyuan’s son also prevented from leaving the country)
Radio France Internationale, October 15, 2015中国/20151015-刘晓原律师之子也被限制出境

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers and Defenders
Human Rights in China, October 14, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

Global Times: Teenager used by anti-Chinese forces
China Digital Times, October 15, 2015

A Year after Xi’s landmark speech on the Arts, some things get left out
The Wall Street Journal, October 15, 2015

American publishers take a stand against censorship in China
The New York Times, October 15, 2015

China orders academics to push Communist doctrine online
Channel NewsAsia, October 16, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese police detain Mongolian dissident's son amid ongoing protests over grasslands
Radio Free Asia, October 15, 2015

艾未未将出版首部回忆录 (Ai Weiwei to issue his first memoir)
The New York Times, October 15, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

U.S. tells China it isn't following its own laws in detentions
Associated Press, October 16, 2015

China charges second former head of regional lender with graft
Reuters, October 15, 2015

China targets corruption in environment impact assessment
Xinhua, October 15, 2015

华盛顿再吁北京释放捍卫宗教自由律师张凯 (Washington again urges Beijing to release religious freedom defender, lawyer Zhang Kai)
Radio France Internationale, October 15, 2015中国/20151015-华盛顿再呼吁北京释放捍卫宗教自由的律师张凯

“Don’t interfere”: Chinese ambassador warns UK not to raise human rights when Xi Jinping visits
South China Morning Post, October 15, 2015

中国驻英大使:如有人就人权问题发难 主席不会回应 (Chinese ambassador to UK: If anyone makes a fuss about human rights issues, President Xi will not respond)
South China Morning Post, October 16, 2015

China envoy: “No obligation to testify” on human rights
Voice of America, October 15, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

66 pro-BJ and independent candidates to be automatically elected as district councillors
Hong Kong Free Press, October 16, 2015

Lawmaker Ray Chan bidding to be CUHK Council member as CY Leung set to appoint chair
Hong Kong Free Press, October 15, 2015

不要坐視中大校董會淪陷 (中大教務會學生成員 張秀賢)(CUHK Senate student member Tommy Cheung: Do not sit idly by as CUHK Council falls into enemy hands)
Apple Daily, October 16, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

What does the future hold for China-U.S. relations in cyberspace?
The Diplomat, October 16, 2015

Death by a thousand cuts: Hong Kong marches towards rule “by” law
Hong Kong Free Press, October 16, 2015

网络任性转载:是病,得治(深阅读) (Undisciplined reposting on the Internet is a disease that must be cured)
People’s Daily, October 16, 2015