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, November 02, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

强制医疗执行检察监督需破解四难题 (Procuratorial supervision over the enforcement of compulsory medical treatment must resolve 4 problems)
Procuratorate Daily, October 19, 2015

北京推广社区矫正综合管理平台, 社区矫正有了“互联网+”新模式 (Beijing rolls out new “Internet +” model for an integrated management platform for community corrections )
Legal Daily, October 30, 2015

最高人民法院关于《中华人民共和国刑法修正案(九)》时间效力问题的解释 (Supreme People's Court issues explanation on the period of applicability of Criminal Law Amendment (9))
People's Court Paper Online, October 30, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

A new taboo in Chinese politics
The Diplomat, October 30, 2015

联合国呼吁制止“加害记者有罪不罚” (UN urges to end “Impunity for Crimes against Journalists” (IDEI))
Deutsche Welle, November 2, 2015联合国呼吁制止加害记者有罪不罚/a-18820921

兰州破获一起非法获取国家机密案 (Lanzhou detains 9 individuals suspected of illegally obtaining state secrets)
Legal Daily, October 30, 2015

派出所长与一女子裸死车内 家属状告海口琼山公安分局 (Still looking for answers, family of police substation head found dead in car with naked woman 20 years ago, sues Haikou Qiangshan public security sub-bureau), October 27, 2015

Author of “A history of brainwashing” is tried in Jiangxi
China Change, October 31, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Suntory brewery workers in China force their trade union to take a stand
China Labor Bulletin, October 30, 2015

Human rights being trampled on under Xi, activists tell Germany's Merkel in Beijing meeting
South China Morning Post, October 30, 2015

Claws out over China cat meat scandal
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 30, 2015

Tibetan father of four is detained after solo protest in Ngaba
Radio Free Asia, October 30, 2015

上海数名访民被关押8月后获刑 (5 Shanghai petitioners sentenced after 8-month detention)
Radio Free Asia, November 1, 2015

專訪維權律師滕彪對中國法治人權的解讀 (Interview with Teng Biao: Understanding justice and human rights in China)
InMedia HK, November 2, 2015

China NGOs win landmark environmental lawsuit
Xinhua, October 29, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China's graft watchdog sends inspection teams to review financial authorities
South China Morning Post, November 2, 2015

High-profile Chinese investor Xu Xiang detained
Washington Post, November 1, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Court grants HKU gagging order over leaked tapes of Council meeting
Hong Kong Free Press, October 31, 2015

Hong Kong’s Basic Law includes “no provision” stating that it will expire in 2047—Justice Sec.
Hong Kong Free Press, October 31, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

裁判文书说理应坚持“三原则”及“三向度” (Reasoning in judicial decisions must uphold the “three principles”: obligation, impartiality, and functionality, and the “three directions”: logic, coherence, and interaction)
People's Court Paper Online, October 30, 2015

Q. and A.: Mei Fong on the impact of China’s “one child” policy
The New York Times, October 30, 2015

China’s brutal one-child policy shaped how millions lived, loved and died
The Guardian, November 1, 2015

Chinese officials should stop trying to limit family size
The New York Times, November 1, 2015