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 27, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

中国加大打压,维权律师受害人数破三百 (China reinforces crackdown on rights defenders, number affected exceeds 300)
Voice of America, October 27, 2015

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

As of 19:00 23 October 2015, at least 300 lawyers, law firm staff, human right activists and family members have been questioned, summoned, forbidden to leave the country, held under house arrest, residential surveillance, criminally detained, or arrested
China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group, October 23, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

China “social credit”: Beijing sets up huge system
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 27, 2015

新京报犯禁忌公开京西宾馆“五最”文章被删 (Beijing News’ WeChat post about Jingxi Hotel, location of the 5th Plenum, gets taken down)
Radio France Internationale, October 27, 2015中国/20151027-新京报犯禁忌公开京西宾馆“五最”文章被删

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Ai Weiwei says internet is like a modern church after flood of Lego offers
The Guardian, October 26, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Interview: China to champion women's rights globally—UN official
Xinhua News, October 26, 2015

Supporting Women’s Rights in China
Human Rights in China, April 28, 2015

中纪委:有干部跟组织讨价还价 纪律松弛成忧患 (Central Commission for Discipline Inspection: Officials attempting to haggle with central authorities and other “individualistic” habits create concern about slackening of discipline)
Beijing Times, October 27, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

占领运动无损营商环境 外企驻港公司数量创新高 (Occupy Movement did not harm business environment as foreign investments in Hong Kong hit new high)
South China Morning Post, October 27, 2015

Court adjourns decision on whether pro-democracy activists, inc. Joshua Wong, will face trial
Hong Kong Free Press, October 26, 2015

Hong Kong people becoming more politically moderate, survey by think tank Path of Democracy finds
South China Morning Post, October 27, 2015

”Overly politicized” Hong Kong atmosphere making university council appointments difficult, says CY Leung
South China Morning Post, October 27, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

中英关系对香港“去殖”的启示 (Sino-British relations: Revelations from “decolonizing” Hong Kong)
South China Morning Post, October 27, 2015