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 16, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

“张六毛死亡事件”通报:家属获见遗体、疑遭酷刑、已授权律师向广东省高检提刑事控告 (Family of Zhang Liumao, after seeing body, suspects torture and is filing complaint with Guangdong Provincial Procuratorate)
Weiquanwang, November 16, 2015

(Trial for Yang Maodong (aka Guo Feixiong) and Sun Desheng once again postponed for 3 months)

Rights lawyers in China routinely face abuse, report says
The New York Times, November 13, 2015

China claims it has always encouraged and supported lawyers
Human Rights in China, November 13, 2015

大陆禁书出版商4人均失踪家人在香港报警 (4 individuals from publisher of books banned by China still missing, families seek help with Hong Kong police)
Radio France Internationale, November 15, 2015中国/20151115-大陆禁书出版商4人均失踪家人在香港报警

Two activists stand trial for '”subversion” in China's Guangdong
Radio Free Asia, November 13, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

巴黎恐怖袭击让中国网友追问“IS是什么” (Paris terrorist attacks prompt Chinese netizens to ask “what is IS”)
Radio France Internationale, November 14, 2015中国/20151114-巴黎恐怖袭击让中国网友追问“is是什么”

Minitrue: Professor punished for “extreme posts”
China Digital Times, November 15, 2015

“Exiled” Chinese journalist leaks huge list of censored terms
Hong Kong Free Press, November 13, 2015

Publishers under pressure as censors reach for red pen
The Guardian, November 13, 2015

Chinese paper claims Pelosi “praised” progress in Tibet on rare visit. That seems unlikely.
The Washington Post, November 13, 2015

U.S.'s Pelosi voiced support for Dalai Lama during China visit
Reuters, November 15, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Wage arrears protests erupt at Wanda Plazas across China
China Labor Bulletin, November 13, 2015

Wal-Mart uprising: The battle for labor rights in China
The Diplomat, November 14, 2015

NGOs win China's first public interest environmental lawsuit
The Diplomat, November 14, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China's anti-corruption campaign marches on
The Diplomat, November 14, 2015

China stimulus push stalls as local officials try to avoid anti-corruption spotlight
South China Morning Post, November 15, 2015

Front-page warning for China’s Party cadres: Buy the paper, or else
The New York Times, November 13, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

中國黑客租逾千伺服器 入侵日本多個政府機構網站 (Chinese hacker rented over 1000 servers to invade websites of Japanese government organizations)
Mingpao, November 15, 2015

Counterterrorism (反恐)

China’s police chief orders tighter counterterrorism net across nation in wake of Paris attacks
South China Morning Post, November 15, 2015

China shows unusual pictures of its fight against terror
Reuters, November 14, 2015

Mainland officials confirm Xinjiang terrorist attack that reportedly killed up to 50 people
South China Morning Post, November 15, 2015

China says global war on terror should also target Uighur militants
Reuters, November 16, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Feng Zhenghu: Thinking of Liu Xiaobo
China Digital Times, November 13, 2015

“I could hear the baby cry. They killed my baby ... yet I couldn’t do a thing”: The countless tragedies of China’s one-child policy
South China Morning Post, November 15, 2015

Ma-Xi meeting highlights importance of cross-strait development: Jerome Cohen
Taipei Times, November 15, 2015