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.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

New report critiques “rule of law with Chinese characteristics” amid increased crackdown on civil society in China
Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy, October 28, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

Minitrue: “Mysterious meeting place” in Beijing hotel
China Digital Times, October 28, 2015

State media carries report on internet freedom survey, removes reference to who came last
Hong Kong Free Press, October 29, 2015

China media denounce U.S. warship in South China Sea
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 28, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

More than twenty Chinese investors are still missing, days after a police crackdown on a planned protest
Quartz, October 28, 2015

Walmart workers in China push for genuine trade union elections
China Labor Bulletin, October 28, 2015

12位流亡台湾藏人至今无法取得合法居留证 (12 Tibetan exiles in Taiwan still cannot get legal residence permit)
Radio Free Asia, October 28, 2015

澳大利亚艺术馆启动艾未未乐高积木捐献点 (Australia’s National Gallery of Victoria sets up Lego drop-off location in response to Ai Weiwei’s call for donations)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 29, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

分析:中国新版计划生育终结一胎化政策 (Analysis: China relaxes family planning rules, ends 1 child policy)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 29, 2015

China ends one-child policy after 35 years
The Guardian, October 29, 2015

广东:严重行政执法违法行为可通过网络曝光 (Guangdong: Serious violations of administrative law enforcement may be exposed through the Internet)
Legal Daily, October 29, 2015

Former aide to jailed Chinese national security chief Zhou Yongkang charged with bribery
South China Morning Post, October 29, 2015

中国最高检决定对河北省委原书记周本顺立案侦查 (Prosecutor investigates ex-Hebei party chief Zhou Benshun for graft)
Reuters, October 29, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Did China just hack the international court adjudicating its South China Sea territorial claims?
The Diplomat, October 28, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

HKU professor urges next HKU Council chief to restore credibility
Hong Kong Free Press, October 29, 2015

Hong Kong protest leaders recall spiritual motivation
Voice of America, October 28, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

“I’m a petitioner – open fire!": Chaohua Wang on justice in China
London Review of Books, November 5, 2015

Beijing starts to press its own narrative on the world
The Financial Times, October 29, 2015