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.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

司法抗干扰必须抓早抓小 (Interference in judicial cases must be checked early and meticulously)
Legal Daily, November 17, 2015

Legal Daily: Interference in judicial cases must be checked early
China Scope, November 19, 2015

赵某甲、杜某、乔某甲犯非法拘禁罪二审刑事判决书, 浙江省温州市中级人民法院 (2015)([2015] Second Instance Appellate Decision in the Case of Zhao X A, Du X and Qiao X A for the crime of unlawful imprisonment, Zhejiang Province Wenzhou City Intermediate People's Court )
Zhejiang Court Decisions Online, November 9, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

农业部承认草甘膦有毒但属商业秘密不公开 (Agricultural department concedes glyphosphate [herbicide] is toxic but denies access to information as it is commercial secret)
GMQ Observer, November 19, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Activists shout for a “democratic China” in Guangzhou subversion trial
Radio Free Asia, November 19, 2015

佛山维权人士苏昌兰被起诉至法院 (Foshan rights defender Su Changlan is indicted [for “inciting subversion,” one year into detention])
Radio Free Asia, November 19, 2015

瑞典公民被从泰国缉回中国,瑞典称不知情 (Sweden is not aware of Swedish national being deported to China by Thailand)
Voice of America, November 20, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中纪委:党员自己花钱奢靡享乐也要管 (CCDI: We will also handle Party members who spend their own money lavishly)
Legal Daily, November 19, 2015

中国环保监测和监察权集中化背后的逻辑 (The logic behind China’s environmental protection monitoring and its centralized approach)
Financial Times, November 20, 2015

Interrogation chairs “padded for comfort”, claims Chinese official as Beijing denies torturing or holding political prisoners
联合国防酷刑审议 中:无政治犯 审讯椅有垫 很多施刑者被诉
South China Morning Post, November 19, 2015

China doesn't torture? Family of Zhang Liumao says don't believe it.
The Christian Science Monitor, November 19, 2015

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

Hong Kong (香港)

Foreign gov’ts warned to “not interfere” after U.S. report highlights threats to Hong Kong’s freedoms
Hong Kong Free Press, November 19, 2015

“Umbrella soldiers” fight for seats in district election vote this Sunday
Hong Kong Free Press, November 19, 2015

【港大風波】新校委陳祖為:李國章不適合做主席 ([HKU controversy] New Council member Joseph Chan Cho Wai thinks Arthur Li not suitable to be chair)
Mingpao, November 20, 2015

Academic freedom advocates elected as HKU Council members
Hong Kong Free Press, November 20, 2015

Counterterrorism (反恐)

Breaking: 28 “terrorist group members” shot dead in Xinjiang, China –authorities
Hong Kong Free Press, November 20,2015

China flags “fight” against terrorism as it confirms for first time Islamic State has executed hostage Fan Jinghui
South China Morning Post, November 18, 2015

IS杀害中国人质疑报复中国新疆政策 (IS execution of Chinese hostage might be a revenge against China’s policy in Xinjiang)
Radio France Internationale, November 19, 2015中国/20151119-is杀害中国人质疑报复中国新疆政策

Islamic State claim of hostage killing complicates China’s terror debate
Washington Post, November 19, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Hong Kong revisited
L. A. Review of Books, November 19, 2015

China’s double standard
China Media Project, November 20, 2015

Feng Zhenghu: I’m taking Human Rights Day off
China Digital Times, November 19, 2015