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 20, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China's public security ministry steps in to handle investigation into detained journalist
South China Morning Post, October 20,2015

No way out for Bao: U.S. chides China detention of lawyer's son
Christian Science Monitor, October 18, 2015

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

Access to Information (信息公开)

Hong Kong bookstores display Beijing’s clout
The New York Times, October 20, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Feminism with Chinese characteristics
The Diplomat, October 19, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China's human rights record—in 60 seconds
The Telegraph, October 20, 2015

诺奖得主呼吁卡梅伦敦促中国释放刘晓波 (12 Nobel Peace Prize winners call on Cameron to urge China to release Liu Xiaobo)
Deutsche Welle, October 20, 2015诺奖得主呼吁卡梅伦敦促中国释放刘晓波/a-18792903

人权活动人士在习近平访英期间举行抗议 (Human rights activists protest during Xi Jinping’s visit to the UK)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 20, 2015

黄之锋:英首相卡梅伦双眼被资本蒙住 (Joshua Wong: UK Prime Minister Cameron’s eyes are blinded by economic capital)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 20, 2015

China's Xi to be feted on British trip despite criticism
News Outlet, Date

China state visit: NGOs and campaigners tell David Cameron to address human rights issue in open letter
The Independent, October 19, 2015

China’s antigraft drive hits Communist Party media
The Wall Street Journal, October 19, 2015

Family of late ousted Premier denied permission for Beijing burial
Radio Free Asia, October 19, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China still trying to hack U.S. firms despite Xi’s vow to refrain, analysts say
The Washington Post, October 18, 2015

有中国政府背景的黑客近期试图入侵至少7家美国公司--CrowdStrike(更新版) (Update from cybersecurity company CrowdStrike: Chinese government-backed hackers recently tried to invade at least seven U.S. companies)
Reuters, October 20, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

【短片】中大校董會今開會 或討論下屆主席人選安排 學生會要求列席 ([Video] CUHK Council’s meeting today may discuss selection of next chairperson, students demand to be present at meeting)
Mingpao, October 20, 2015

數百中大師生聯署 促校董會新主席承諾保衛學術自由、院校自主 拒政治干預 (Hundreds of CUHK teaching staff and students sign joint letter to call on new Council chair to promise to defend academic freedom and institutional autonomy, and to fight against political interference)
Mingpao, October 20, 2015

【嶺大淪陷】包圍校董會 學生與主席對質 (Lingnan University’s “takeover”: students surround Council meeting venue and confront council chair directly)
Apple Daily, October 19, 2015

Protest at Lingnan University as students demand answers on appointments, call for end to chief executive as chancellor of Hong Kong's universities
South China Morning Post, October 19, 2015

As it happened: Occupy protester Ken Tsang and seven police officers accused of beating him bailed by Hong Kong court in separate cases
South China Morning Post, October 20, 2015

Counterterrorism (反恐)

Township in Xinjiang keeps “personal archive” of Uyghurs who flee region
Radio Free Asia, October 19, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Marie Holzman: “The European Parliament should award the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to Ilham Tohti”
China Change, October 16, 2015

How contagious is Taiwan’s democracy?
ChinaFile, October 20, 2015