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.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

政法委来告诉律师如何维权?(CPC Political and Legal Affairs Commission to teach lawyers how to defend human rights?)
Voice of America, November 10, 2015

中央政法委 《关于建立律师参与化解和代理涉法涉诉信访案件制度的意见(试行)》(CPC Political and Legal Affairs Commission issues Opinion on Establishing a System for the Participation of Lawyers in the Mediation and Representation of Petition Cases Involving Litigation[Trial])
People’s Daily, November 9, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

Thick smog in Shenyang, China, draws even state media’s scorn
The New York Times, November 9, 2015

Silence is golden: China tightens screws on online music
Reuters, November 9, 2015

China licenses state journalists, freezes out commercial newsgatherers
Radio Free Asia, November 9, 2015

China paper denounces Taiwan opposition leader
Channel NewsAsia, November 10, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

As China ends one-child policy, illegally born kids ask: “What about us?”
Christian Science Monitor, November 8, 2015

广东茂名村民抗议山地被私吞遭抓打三人被拘 (Guangdong Maoming villager protest land misappropriation, 3 detained)
Radio Free Asia, November 9, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

大陆城乡贫富悬殊香港成罪恶输出受害者 (Hong Kong a victim of crimes exported from China spawned by large urban-rural wealth gap)
Radio France Internationale, November 9, 2015中国/20151109-大陆城乡贫富悬殊香港成罪恶输出受害者

中共在西藏反腐还包括反对信仰宗教 (Chinese government’s anti-corruption campaign in Tibet includes opposition to religious belief)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 9, 2015

青海省国家赔偿费用管理办法 (Management Measures on state compensation expenditures in Qinghai province)
Qinghai Daily, November 9, 2015

《开展领导干部自然资源资产离任审计试点方案》出台 (Pilot program to asses natural resources management by outgoing cadres launched)
Xinhua, November 9, 2015

Did Ma Ying-jeou stand up for Taiwan in closed-door summit with Xi Jinping? Full transcript of Ma's remarks has the answers
South China Morning Post, November 10, 2015

Historic Xi-Ma handshake wins mixed reviews amid Taiwan election
Radio Free Asia, November 9, 2015

China's Xi calls for strengthening of reform and governance
Reuters, November 9, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Handshake to end the hacking: China and Germany pledge for peace in cyberspace by 2016
South China Morning Post, November 9, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

South China Morning Post announces new editor-in-chief amid mass exodus of staff
Hong Kong Free Press, November 11, 2015

Democratic Party to raise Hong Kong police’s Occupy handling and plight of domestic helpers at UN torture hearing
South China Morning Post, November 9, 2015

Hong Kong Occupy activists claim Department of Justice did not follow procedure in prosecuting them for contempt of court
South China Morning Post, November 9, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

【党建】让任前公示制度落地生根 (Party Building Magazine: Let the system of asset disclosure system before assuming office take root)
Inner Mongolian News Online November 9, 2015

【運動之後】區選是「傘落社區」的首場考驗 (Post-Movement: District elections are the first test of “spreading umbrellas” to communities)
Mingpao, November 9, 2015

青年「人心不回歸」因價值觀根本差異 (Young people’s unwillingness to “return [to Chinese sovereignty] in their hearts” is due to fundamental difference in values)
Mingpao, November 10, 2015

时事大家谈:习近平主政滿三年 建树弊端大盘点 (Current affairs discussion: 3 years into Xi Jinping’s administration, an inventory of his contributions and abuses)
Voice of America, November 10, 2015

统一办案标准要解决三个问题 (Uniform case handling standards will resolve three issues)
Procuratorate Daily, November 9, 2015

China is sailing into a sea of troubles
The Financial Times, November 9, 2015