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 09, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

官媒指张六毛“武装暴动” 家属死不见尸殡仪馆抗议 (Chinese state media: Zhang Liumao was planning a “armed insurrection,” family protests being prevented from viewing his body at funeral parlor)
Radio Free Asia, November 7, 2015

广东警方摧毁一个企图制造爆炸危害公共安全的犯罪团伙(Guangdong police stop criminal gang attempting to create an explosion to endanger public security)
Xinhua, November 6, 2015

中国镇压维权律师人数持续增加 至少300人受影响 (China continues crack down on human rights lawyers, over 300 affected)
Voice of America, November 7, 2015

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers and Defenders
Human Rights in China, October 30, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

文化部:明年起网络音乐需审核后方可上线 (Ministry of Culture: Starting next year, all music must be inspected and approved before going online)
Xinhua, November 9, 2015

New Chinese media ethics committee will promote “healthy and tasteful style”
Hong Kong Free Press, November 6, 2015

昆山工商违法收取查询费, 败诉两年仍未改 (Jiangsu Kunshan Industry and Commerce Department continues to collect “inquiry fees” for business registration information, even 2 years after ruling that such fees are unlawful)
Caixin, November 6, 2015

China seeks to export censorship to overseas-registered domain names: Report
Radio Free Asia, November 6, 2015

Chinese state TV masks Ma Ying-jeou’s Taiwan flag pin
The New York Times, November 6, 2015

Taiwan independence risks rocking “boat of peace”, says China newspaper
The Guardian, November 8, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Taiwanese netizens aren't exactly thrilled with the upcoming China-Taiwan meeting
Global Voices, November 6, 2015

Xi a “Chinese dictator” and Ma a “traitor”: Protests erupt in Taiwan as leader leaves for landmark meeting in Singapore
South China Morning Post, November 7, 2015

同志遊行逾9500人參與 歐盟及10個領事出席 (Over 9,500 participate in Hong Kong Pride parade, including EU and 10 consulate representatives)
InMedia HK, November 8, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中央政法委通报5起干预司法活动、插手具体案件处理典型案件 (CPC’s Central Political and Legal Affairs Committee issues 5 model cases of interference in judicial processes and meddling in specific cases)
Legal Daily, November 6, 2015

Central Political Legal Committee issues model cases on leadership interference with the Judicial process
Supreme People’s Court Monitor, November 6, 2015

China’s anti-graft drive ramps up
The Financial Times, November 8, 2015

Months after blasts in China, rebuilding Tianjin homes and lives is a struggle
The New York Times, November 9, 2015

Case of homeless Tianjin blast victim highlights the problem with China’s rising yet fragile middle class
South China Morning Post, November 9, 2015

China promises universal pension plan
Public Security News, November 6, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

再有校委錄音流出 王䓪鳴轟陳文敏分裂港大 (Another HKU Council tape leaked, Rosanna Wong says Johannes Chan would “divide” the university)
Apple Daily, November 9, 2015

Hong Kong court extends press gag in test case for freedoms
Reuters, November 6, 2015

17 Occupy Hong Kong activists hit with fresh charges after High Court dismisses criminal contempt trial
South China Morning Post, November 8, 2015

Independent Hong Kong book-sellers missing, believed detained
Radio Free Asia, November 6, 2015

Counterterrorism (反恐)

夏崇源:紧密结合反恐维稳工作确保活动人民满意 (Xia Chongyuan: Extremely close coordination of counterterrorism and stability maintenance work ensures people’s satisfaction)
Public Security News, November 6, 2015

外交部:愿与印方就共同关心的反恐问题加强沟通合作 (Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Willing to step up communication, coordination with India on counterterrorism issues of mutual concern)
China Online, November 6, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Authorities in China must ditch secrecy in favor of transparency to ensure fair markets
South China Morning Post, November 9, 2015