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.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China arrests 4 after public prayer service
Voice of America, October 27, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

全球網路自由 中國表現最差 (China ranks last in report on global internet freedom)
Apple Daily, October 28, 2015

Freedom on the Net 2015
Freedom House, October 28, 2015

China ranks dead last on global internet freedom survey
Tech in Asia, October 28, 2015

Can China perfect Internet censorship?
China Digital Times, October 27, 2015

公安部、广电总局联合打击互联网电视称其“危害国家安全” (Ministry of Public Security and State media regulators join forces to crack down on Internet TV that “endangers state security”)
Radio France Internationale, October 27, 2015中国/20151027-公安部、广电总局联合打击互联网电视称其“危害国家安全”

安部、广电总局等四部门联合打击违规互联网电视 (Ministry of Public Security, SARFT, Supreme People’s Court and Procuratorate jointly aim to crackdown on illegal Internet TV)
China Digital Times, October 28, 2015法治传媒-公安部、广电总局等四部门联合打击违/

China to “strike hard” against illegal overseas TV, internet content
Radio Free Asia, October 27, 2015

Confiscated maps and the fetishization of legitimacy
China Digital Times, October 27, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Lego granted bulk orders for previous Ai Weiwei project
The Wall Street Journal, October 27, 2015

Police detain woman who set off fireworks on Tiananmen Square
Radio Free Asia, October 27, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

大赦国际呼吁默克尔访华"直面"人权 (Amnesty International urges German Chancellor Angela Merkel to openly discuss human rights during China visit)
Deutsche Welle, October 28, 2015大赦国际呼吁默克尔访华直面人权/a-18807494

China army says West trying to “falsify” Communist Party history
Reuters, October 27, 2015

As corruption cases flood courts, punishments often seen as inconsistent
Caixin, October 26, 2015

Chinese lawmakers among nearly 900 people arrested in anti-triad crackdown this year in Shanxi province
South China Morning Post, October 27, 2015

Destruction of Tibetan homes near Qinghai Lake leaves over 900 homeless
Radio Free Asia, October 27, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

【港大副校風波】Nice Guy 沒有博士學位? 李國章發言錄音曝光 (HKU pro-vice chancellor appointment controversy: Recording of Arthur Li’s speech saying Johannes Chan is "a nice guy" and "without a doctorate degree" revealed)
Mingpao, October 28, 2015

Leaked tape emerges of HKU Council meeting at centre of academic freedom controversy
Hong Kong Free Press, October 28, 2015

Student Union “whistleblower” Billy Fung barred from HKU Council meetings
Hong Kong Free Press, October 27, 2015

HK concern groups speak out over China's crackdown on human rights lawyers
Time Out Hong Kong, October 19, 2015

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

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

NGO前景是GO還是NO? (Is the future of NGOs “GO” or “NO”?)
InMedia HK, October 28, 2015