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 23, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Sins of the father: How China targets children of lawyers and activists as crackdown widens
South China Morning Post, October 23, 2015

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

U.S. concerned by harassment of lawyers in China
Voice of America, October 22, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

HKFP Interview: I will come home one day, says exiled Chinese rights activist Chen Guangcheng
Hong Kong Free Press, October 23, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

UK accused of doing China's bidding after police raid home of Tiananmen Square survivor over peaceful protest
The Independent, October 23, 2015

An alternative tour of Beijing following Xi's comments on “human rights”
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 22, 2015

China Focus: New rules separates CPC discipline from law
Xinhua, October 22, 2015

Retired general known as “father of China’s body armour industry” suspected of graft, military mouthpiece reports
South China Morning Post, October 21, 2015

China graft-buster says must learn from ancients to tackle corruption
Reuters, October 23, 2015

Minister ordered to address Chinese human rights issue in Commons
The Guardian, October 22, 2015

英国议员吁请下院就中国人权问题紧急辩论 (British MP presses for urgent debate on China’s human rights issues in House of Commons)
Voice of America, October 23, 2015

Business and corruption. Robber barons, beware
The Economist, October 24, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

【短片:佔領一周年】中學調查:九成學校曾有學生要求罷課 校長會主席:相信學生學習沒受影響 ([Occupy anniversary] Secondary school survey: 90% of schools have students demanding a strike, chairperson of Association of Heads of Secondary Schools thinks students’ learning not affected)
Mingpao, October 22, 2015

Cameron said to have raised issue of Hong Kong autonomy with Xi
Hong Kong Free Press, October 23, 2015

英女皇重提一國兩制 英媒:促習護港地位 (Queen Elizabeth raises “One country, two systems,” some British media consider it a call to Xi Jinping to protect Hong Kong’s position)
Apple Daily, October 22, 2015

中大學生會要求列席校董會會議的公開信 (CUHK Student Union’s open letter demanding to be present at University Council meeting)
InMedia HK, October 23, 2015

Counterterrorism (反恐)

Repatriated Uyghurs forced to make film about fleeing China for Thailand
Radio Free Asia, October 21, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Who gets punished?: Sons and daughters of rights lawyers –Collective punishment in China
Jerry’s Blog, October 20, 2015

Xi’s visit to Britain highlights broader shift in concerns about China
The New York Times, October 23, 2015