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.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese police slap exit ban on another son of a human rights lawyer
Radio Free Asia, October 16, 2015

Authorities widen crackdown on lawyers to include their children
Human Rights in China, October 16, 2015

Professor Ilham Tohti calls for family to appeal his case
China Change, October 16, 2015

Jailed and refused bail, Chinese investigative journalist detained after exposing high profile corruption scandal
South China Morning Post, October 18, 2015

Detained human rights lawyer, Wang Yu, on Chinese state TV informed of “failed attempt to smuggle son overseas”
South China Morning Post, October 19, 2015

环时指反华势力"裹挟"包卓轩 遭民运人士反驳 (Chinese state media Global Times: human rights lawyer Wang Yu’s son Bao Zhuoxuan “coerced” by anti-China forces, rights defenders refute claim)
Voice of America, October 19, 2015

国家赔偿中赔礼道歉也要规范 (Offers of an apology as part of state compensation should be standardized)
Procuratorate Daily, October 19, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

Minitrue: Delete news on 81 illegal video apps
China Digital Times, October 18, 2015

Chinese nationalist “hawks” form online volunteer army against “enemy forces”
Global Voices, October 19, 2015

In a region disturbed by ethnic tensions, China keeps tight lid on a massacre
The New York Times, October 19, 2015

《不动产登记暂行条例实施细则》程序基本完成 (Program for "Provisional Regulations on Real Estate Registration Rules" basically complete)
The Observer (China), October 19, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Culture shock: Chinese Ministry slammed on not-so-social media
Wall Street Journal, October 16, 2015

Arrests as Guangxi residents clash with police in protest over pier construction
Hong Kong Free Press, October 19, 2015

维权律师被拘百日律师团声明促警方放人 (100 days after start of mass crackdown, lawyers’ group issues statement urging release of detainees)
Radio Free Asia, October 17, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

英国环境组织发“中国绿色大跃进”报告 (British environmental NGO issues report on China’s “green great leap forward”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 16, 2015

Exclusive: BP, China's CNPC to unveil oil alliance—sources
Reuters, October 16, 2015

Inspection of 11 agencies, SOEs uncovers embezzlement
People’s Daily, October 19, 2015

Detention of networker extraordinaire Sam Pa creates shockwaves
The Financial Times, October 18, 2015

赵紫阳逝世10年后骨灰入土为安仍遥遥无期 (10 years after Zhao Ziyang’s death, burial is still impossible)
Radio France Internationale, October 18, 2015中国/20151018-赵紫阳逝世10年后骨灰入土为安仍遥遥无期

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

IBM allows Chinese government to review source code
The Wall Street Journal, October 16, 2015

”Chinese cyberspies” hack international court's website to fish for enemies in South China Sea dispute
South China Morning Post, October 19, 2015

中国语言生活状况报告发布:网络语言低俗需治理 (Report released on condition of Chinese language: Internet language is vulgar and must be fixed)
Radio Free Asia, October 16, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

What the current political storm spells for Hong Kong’s freedoms
Hong Kong Free Press, October 17, 2015

Hongkongers protest against CY Leung in London during official visit
Hong Kong Free Press, October 16, 2015

Chinese ambassador: we do not shy away from discussing human rights
The Guardian, October 18, 2015

Counterterrorism (反恐)

Uygur militants “eliminated” from Pakistan, claims minister
South China Morning Post, October 18, 2015

中印反恐联训进入混编同训 (Sino-Indian counter-terrorism training enters new phase: troops are mixed together and trained at the same time)
Han Feng Online, October 19, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

The Anatomy of a crackdown: China’s assault on its human rights lawyers
China Law and Policy, October 18, 2015

Plights and prospects: The landscape for cause lawyering in China
Leitner Center, October, 2015

How China guards the Xi creation myth
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 18, 2015

After 16-year-old is forced to flee China, state broadcaster spins a mendacious tale
China Change, October 17, 2015

Kowtowing to China’s despots is morally wrong and makes no economic sense
The Guardian, October 18, 2015

The howls of China’s prisoners will haunt this royal welcome for Xi Jinping
The Guardian, October 18, 2015