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.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Justice fears over reform plans to rank China's lawyers
South China Morning Post, November 18, 2015

律师:浦案一审再延3个月 (Pu Zhiqiang's lawyer says trial is postponed for another 3 months)
South China Morning Post, November 19, 2015

Chinese lawyer's solitary confinement amounts to “slow torture”: Wife
Radio Free Asia, November 11, 2015

Fresh doubt over China’s pledge to amend transplant policy
The New York Times, November 18, 2015

Legal Daily: Interference in judicial cases must be checked early
Legal Daily, November 17, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

China censors online outcry after possible ISIS execution
Foreign Policy, November 18, 2015

Official figures for major smog pollutant last year “off by half”
Caixin, November 18, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China’s new NGO law and calculating China business risks
China Law Blog, November 17, 2015

Miss World Canada: China denying me entry over activism
Voice of America, November 17, 2015

广东维权人士谢文飞和王默“煽颠案”即将开庭 (Guangdong rights defenders Xie Wenfei and Wang Mo’s “incitement” trial to begin)
Radio Free Asia, November 18, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China insists to U.N. that it’s combating torture
The New York Times, November 19, 2015

Stark Contrast in China’s UN Torture Review: Pointed Questions, Non-responsive Answers
Human Rights in China, November 18, 2015

中方就酷刑审议答询 人权人士称其不诚实 (Rights defenders criticize China's dishonest answers at UN torture review)
Voice of America, November 19, 2015

China denies torturing political prisoners
Aljazeera, November 19, 2015

U.N. anger after Thailand deports “Chinese dissidents”
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 17, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

HK delegation of civil orgs discuss police violence, national security law at UN torture committee
Hong Kong Free Press, November 18, 2015

Chinese president “full of praise” for CY Leung's post-reform strategy for Hong Kong
South China Moring Post, November 18, 2015

”Anti-mainlandization” motion defeated in Legislative Council
Hong Kong Free Press, November 19, 2015

When “independent” really means “pro-establishment”: Hong Kong district council candidates hide their true colors
South China Morning Post, November 18, 2015

Occupy protesters turn to politics in upcoming Hong Kong elections
Channel NewsAsia, November 19, 2015

【法律面前】一宗冤案看香港的司法公義 (Looking at Hong Kong's judicial justice through a misjudged case)
Hong Kong Free Press, November 18, 2015

National Security & Counterterrorism (国家安全和反恐)

Beijing vows justice after Islamic State kills Chinese captive
Reuters, November 19, 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)

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