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 30, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese criminal law amendments to take effect November 1 as death penalty scaled back
Hong Kong Free Press, October 29, 2015

Chinese authorities free Tibetan writer after eight years in jail
Radio Free Asia, October 29, 2015

China court: Rape risk higher for women with “bad habits” like smoking, drinking
Washington Post, October 29, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

The most egregious examples from the Chinese government’s long, sordid history of data-doctoring
Quartz, October 30, 2015

Three jailed for tweeting “rumors” of Chemical Blast in China's Shandong
Radio Free Asia, October 29, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

“This country should compensate me”: With China's one-child policy finally ending, those who suffered under the old rules are lashing out in anger.
Foreign Policy, October 29, 2015

劉霞據稱被帶走下落未明 外界相信跟默克爾訪華有關 (Liu Xia reportedly taken away with whereabouts unknown, believed to be related to Merkel’s visit to China)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 30, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Kids are alright: China allows two children for all couples, ending decades-old policy
South China Morning Post, October 29, 2015

End of one-child policy “not enough” to protect human rights, rebalance population—experts
Hong Kong Free Press, October 30, 2015

人口学家:二胎政策深远意义胜过短期经济影响 (Demographer: long-term significance of two-child policy more important than short-term economic impact)
Voice of America, October 30, 2015

法律专家:“二孩政策”或减少中国人在美申请庇护 (Legal experts: “two-child policy” may reduce number of Chinese people seeking asylum in the U.S.)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 30, 2015

China to prosecute former top Tibet security official for graft
Reuters, October 30, 2015

西藏人大常委会原副主任乐大克、吉林原副省长谷春立被"双开" (Former senior legislator of Tibet Autonomous Region Le Dake and former vice governor of Jilin province “doubly expelled”), October 30, 2015

Bunkers, banquets and bribes: Why banning golf won’t curb corruption
The Economist, October 31, 2015

默克尔访华首日会晤中国维权人士及社会公民代表 (Merkel meets with Chinese human rights defenders and representatives from civic groups on first day in China)
Radio France Internationale, October 29, 2015中国/20151029-默克尔访华首日会晤中国维权人士及公民社会代表

德国不“磕头” 照样很重要 (Germany can remain an important partner of China without “kowtow-ing” )
Deutsche Welle, October 29, 2015德国不磕头-照样很重要/a-18815874

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Can the U.S. and China cooperate on the first (and last) line of cyber defense?
The Diplomat, October 29, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

黃之鋒羅冠聰及周永康涉煽惑他人及非法集會案明年開審 (Umbrella Movement student leaders including Joshua Wong, Nathan Law, Alex Chow charged with “unlawful assembly” and “incitement,” to be taken to court next February)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 30, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China ends one-child policy, but it may be too late
McClatchy DC, October 29, 2015

Why critics are not satisfied with the end of China’s one-child policy
Washington Post, October 29, 2015

BBC记者博客:中国独生子女政策转向未必能解决问题 (BBC correspondent’s blog: Shift of China’s one-child policy may not help solve problems)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 30, 2015