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 18, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

诉访分得开诉求导得入矛盾化得了, 涉法涉诉信访改革的常德探索 (Petitions and lawsuits can be separated, demands can be guided [into legal channels] and conflicts can be solved, Changde explores reforming petitions involving litigation)
Legal Daily, November 17, 2015

张六毛家属、律师首见遗体 多处伤痕疑遭酷刑虐待 (Zhang Liumao’s family and lawyer finally got to see his body, suspected use of torture that caused the numerous bruises)
Radio Free Asia, November 17, 2015

Chinese activist's body “covered” in injuries after death in detention
Radio Free Asia, November 17, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

检察机关案件信息公开呈现三大特点 (3 key characteristics that emerge in Open Government Information procuratorial cases)
Legal Daily, November 13, 2015

When China briefly unblocked Facebook, trolls rushed in
Global Voices, November 17, 2015

Chinese stars promise to behave, or else
China Film Insider, November 18, 2015

Chinese media outlets “take daily orders” from government: Journalist
Radio Free Asia, November 17, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China faces sharp questioning by U.N. Panel on Torture
The New York Times, November 18, 2015

China faces scrutiny in UN Torture Review
Human Rights in China, November 17, 2015

代表建议内容不能涉及司法个案 (Recommendations, Suggestions, and, Criticisms of Representatives’ of People’s Congresses in Sichuan must not touch upon individual judicial cases)
Sichuan Legal News,

虚报瞒报环境统计数据要严查 (False or deceptive reporting of environmental statistical data to be strictly investigated)
Sichuan Legal News, November 13, 2015

甘肃男子17年前被误扣上万黄金, 申请国家赔偿无音讯 (2 Gansu men whose more than 10 thousand grams of gold was wrongly seized over 17 years ago, seek state compensation but get only silence)
CRI Online, November 13, 2015

湘潭大学杀人案当事人被释放, 申请百万国家赔偿 (Defendent in Xiangtan University student murder case accused released as innocent, seeks millions in state compensation)
Legal Daily, November 17, 2015

警方粗暴抓捕致女子患精神疾病, 法院判决公安局赔偿4万余元 (Court orders public security to compensate RMB 40,000 to women who suffers mental illness after being cruelly seized by police)
Anhui News Online, November 17, 2015

Detained top official at China’s securities watchdog “linked to disgraced former presidential aide Ling Jihua”
South China Morning Post, November 18, 2015

Clean “Jack Mas” will reap rewards in China’s fight against corruption: graft-busters
South China Morning Post, November 17, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

全国侦破400起黑客案, 抓获900多人 (400 hacker cases investigated and cracked nationwide, over 900 people seized)
Sichuan Legal News, November 16, 2015

代表建议尽快出台电信法, 工信部正完善草案有关制度 (Delegates recommend submitting the Telecommunications Law for consideration soon, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has just completed establishing relevant systems for draft)
Legal Daily, November 17, 2015

京津冀建信用信息共享机制 (Beijing, Tianjin, and Hubei establish social credit information sharing mechanism)
Legal Daily, November 17, 2015

China nearly triples number of supercomputers, report says
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 17, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

The new front in Hong Kong's campus war: Critics say reform is vital to preserve academic freedom
South China Morning Post, November 18, 2015

Boos and “boo” signs for shared Chinese anthem in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Free Press, November 17, 2015

世界杯港中大战球场分隔两地球迷连厕所也分开 (Hong Kong vs. China World Cup Qualifier match: Entrances & toilets for the two spectator sides separated)
Radio France Internationale, November 16, 2015中国/20151116-世界杯港中大战球场分隔两地球迷连厕所也分开

Mainland immigrants to drive Hong Kong population growth, government says
Hong Kong Free Press, November 18, 2015

Counterterrorism (反恐)

高清:上海武警举行反恐演练, 锤炼战术震慑等技能 (In HD: Shanghai paramilitary holds counterterrorism exercises to sharpen intimidation tactics and other skills)
People’s Daily, November 16, 2015

China security chief says nation must step up “de-radicalisation” efforts to fight terrorism
South China Morning Post, November 17, 2015

中国谴责西方在反恐上“双重标准” (China condemns the Western world for having “double standards” on anti-terrorism)
Financial Times, November 18, 2015

Chinese authorities kill 17 suspects in Xinjiang attack, including seven women and children
Radio Free Asia, November 17, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

时事大家谈:中国转型之民间力量在哪里? (Current affairs discussion: Where is civilian power in the transformation of China?)
Voice of America, November 18, 2015

Is death through maltreatment becoming routine for Chinese political prisoners?
Chinachange, November 17, 2015