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 23, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China's plan to “rank” lawyers faces criticism
Voice of America, November 20, 2015

高瑜案二审下周开庭 (Gao Yu’s appeal trial to open next week)
Deutsche Welle, November 22, 2015

Lawyer Expresses Concern Over Rights Defender Su Changlan’s Health In Custody
China Change, November 23, 2015

Grassroots Activist Tells Court: I Committed No Crime Trying to Subvert the Communist Regime
China Change, November 22, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

Down the memory hole: How China’s state broadcaster rewrites history to erase purged leader Zhao Ziyang
South China Morning Post, November 23, 2015

Censorship, double-standards, and China’s hard sell on counterterrorism
China Digital Times, November 20, 2015

Minitrue: Strengthening public opinion in Jinzhong
China Digital Times, November 20, 2015

China’s draft Film Industry Promotion Law: What does it mean for U.S. studios?
China Law and Policy, November 22, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China’s nuclear vision collides with villagers’ fears
The New York Times, November 22, 2015

林耶凡发起网上请愿向北京施压 (Ms. World Canada Anastasia Lin, obstructed from participating in Miss World final in China for criticizing China’s human rights, launches online petition to pressure Beijing)
Radio France Internationale, November 22, 2015中国/20151122-林耶凡发起网上请愿向北京施

广东连发暴力征地事件 多人被打伤抓捕 (Violence breaks out during forced land requisition in Guangdong, villagers protesting are beaten and taken away)
Radio Free Asia, November 22, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

EU Special Representative for Human Rights visits China
European Union External Action, November 16, 2015

设内部人员过问案件信息专库 (Instituting a special information repository for internal staff’s involvement in cases)
People’s Court Online, November 20, 2015

PLA overhaul could “destabilize” Chinese society: Military officials fire warning shots over pay and pensions
South China Morning Post, November 19, 2015

Beijing targets China’s vast web of underground banks in crackdown on corruption
South China Morning Post, November 23, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

王辉忠在“百日维稳攻坚大会战”视频会上强调, 构筑世界互联网大会维稳之网安保之盾 (In video titled “100-day Battle to Fortify Stability Maintenance,” Zhejiang Party leader Wang Huizhong emphasizes maintaining online stability and having constructed a security shield for the 2015 World Internet Conference in Wuzhen)
Zhejiang Legal News, November 20, 2015

互联网时代下如何面对舆情危机 (How to confront a public opinion crisis in the internet age)
People’s Court Paper Online, November 20, 2015

P2P平台频现“跑路潮”学界建议稿上报中央, 个体网络借贷不宜实施牌照管理 (With sharp rise in use of P2P platforms, scholars submit a draft to the Central Committee: It is inappropriate to implement license management for individual online lending)
Legal Daily, November 20, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

为省一小时车程拟准公安在港执法破坏一国两制 (HK-Mainland cross-border rail proposal to allow Chinese security officers to enforce regulations in Hong Kong, contradicting "One Country Two Systems")
Radio France Internationale, November 22, 2015中国/20151122-为省一小时车程拟准公安在港执法破坏一国两制

香港區選結果出爐:首投族求變踢走政黨大佬,新傘兵入席打亂傳統格局 (HK District Council elections results: First time voters seek change, entrance of new “Umbrella soldiers” disrupts conventional voting structure)
The Initium, November 23, 2015

“Umbrella soldiers” win eight seats as veteran politicians suffer surprise defeat
Hong Kong Free Press, November 23, 2015

U.N. Committee Against Torture questions HK police’s use of force during Occupy protest
Hong Kong Free Press, November 20, 2015

Counter-terrorism (反恐)

国际反恐合作面临诸多障碍《联合国全球反恐战略》约束力微乎其微, 全球反恐亟须国际公约引领推进 (As international counterterrorism cooperation faces many obstacles and the binding force of UN Global Counterterrorism Strategy is almost non-existent, the world urgently needs an international treaty to lead the way)
Legal Daily, November 20, 2015

陈忠和: 中国维稳国际化是典型国际恐怖主义 (Chen Zhonghe: China’s “internationalization” of its domestic stability maintenance policies is a form of international terrorism)
Radio Free Asia, November 20, 2015

记者无国界:中国海外追踪记者和异议人士 (Reporters Without Borders: China tracks down journalists and dissidents overseas)
Voice of America, November 23, 2015

President Xi Jinping condemns jihadist hotel attack in Mali, vows fight against terrorist activities to maintain “world peace”
South China Morning Post, November 21, 2015

China says kills 28 suspects in Xinjiang coal mine attack after 56-day manhunt
Radio Free Asia, November 20, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

How our theatre workshops are empowering migrant women in China
The Guardian, November 20, 2015

Yiyi Lu: Rebuilding the Communist Party
The Wall Street Journal, November 20, 2015