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, November 04, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

刑事速裁试点工作进展顺利, 诉讼效率明显提高 10日内审结率达94.28% (Pilot program for fast-tracking trial decisions on criminal case progressing smoothly, prosecution effectiveness rate has clearly risen, with 94.28% of cases concluded within 10 days)
People’s Court Daily, November 3, 2015

上海公安机关破获一起特大操纵期货市场犯罪案 (Shanghai public security cracks large criminal case involving futures market manipulation)
People’s Court Daily, November 2, 2015

Top China investor, foreigners snared in Beijing’s crackdown
CNBC, November 1, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

U.S. government investigates ownership of American stations running output from state-run China Radio International
South China Morning, November 3, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese villagers clash with police over industrial pollution
Voice of America, November 3, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

天津男青年狱中患病致残, 申请257万余元国家赔偿 (Tianjin youth who contracted illness in prison and became crippled seeks RMB 2.57 million in state compensation), November 3, 2015

Woman successfully sues Beijing postal service in gender discrimination case
China Labor Bulletin, November 3, 2015

Two dozen senior Chinese police officers punished, some expelled, in sweeping crackdown
South China Morning Post, November 4, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

电影产业立法维护文化安全 (Movie industry law will safeguard “cultural security”)
Legal Daily, November 3, 2015

电影产业促进法立法 (“Movie Industry Advancement” legislation introduced)
National People’s Congress, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong journalists slam university's injunction as doubts “deepen” over interference
Radio Free Asia, November 3, 2015

【港大泄密風波】李國章紀文鳳錄音被上載色情網站ThisAV 網民:終於可光明正大登入(HKU Council leaked tapes reappear on local porn website, netizens glad that tapes are preserved and accessible)
Mingpao, November 3, 2015

Media union blasts CY after he calls HKU Council tape leak “immoral,” cites UGL secret payment
Hong Kong Free Press, November 4, 2015

港府顶级顾问:施政困难因传媒太自由 政府受多方监督万箭穿心 (Top government advisor: administration difficulties come from overly free media, supervision from multiple parties greatly distresses the government)
South China Morning Post, November 4, 2015

港人英语能力排名连续两年下降 立会议员:母语教学是祸首
“Mother-tongue teaching policy to blame” as Hong Kong slides down English proficiency index for second year in a row
South China Morning Post, November 4, 2015

Counterterrorism (反恐)

印媒:中国愿和印巴合作打击跨境恐怖主义(Indian media: China willing to cooperate with India and Pakistan to crack down on cross-border terrorism)
Cankaoxiaoxi, November 4, 2015

Authorities “ensure stability” through forced labor for Uyghurs in Xinjiang township
Radio Free Asia, November 3, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Herta Muller on the Poetry (And Prisoner's Life) of Liu Xia, One Nobel Laureate Praises the Wife of Another
Lithub, November 4, 2015

Are Chinese “too rational” for a second child? Interview with Mei Fong
The Wall Street Journal, November 4, 2015

It's your country, not mine: China's new language of discontent
South China Morning Post, November 3, 2015

司法责任制是依法独立行使审判权之保障 (A judicial responsibility system will guarantee the independent lawful exercise of the right to prosecute)
People’s Court Daily, November 3, 2015

How China wants to rate its citizens
The New Yorker, November 3, 2015