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 26, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

中国维权人士家属促警方释放亲人 (Families of Chinese human rights defenders call on police to release their loved ones)
Voice of America, October 26, 2015

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

My husband remains in prison, long after his release': dissident's wife
Radio Free Asia, October 23, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

Have a “strong sense of mission,” urges Facebook founder Zuckerberg in first Mandarin speech for Chinese students
South China Morning Post, October 26, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Ridicule turns to affection as Chinese social media embraces Jiang Zemin
The New York Times, October 21, 2015

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei to collect Lego from fans around world for artwork after toy firm refuses to sell him bricks on “political grounds”
订积木被乐高拒绝后 艾未未发起“收集积木”项目
South China Morning Post, October 26, 2015

China’s latest “nail house” cuts off traffic on multi-lane highway
Hong Kong Free Press, October 26, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中国劳动力不断减少:“独生子女”时代要结束了 (China’s continually shrinking labor force: “one child” era should end)
Global Times, October 26, 2015

內地男女失衡 浙大教授倡「合娶」老婆捱轟 反駁:光棍無女人然後強姦砍人,這就是道德? (Gender ratio imbalance in China: Zhejiang University professor criticized for proposing “shared wife” system, hits back asking if society with single men raping and killing people would be more moral)
Mingpao, October 25, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong is the “destination, transit, and source” of human trafficking: U.S. demands more be done
South China Morning Post, October 25, 2015

HKU Council to discuss punishment for student union “whistleblower” Billy Fung
Hong Kong Free Press, October 26, 2015

Counterterrorism (反恐)

Ilham Tohti Documentary
China Change, October 26, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Russell Leigh Moses: Confession raises questions about corruption crackdown
Wall Street Journal, October 26, 2015