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, December 02, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

福建人民陪审员制度改革试点扎实推进, 将围绕参审范围、参审机制、职权改革等加强探索创新 (Fujian People's Jury System Reform Pilot makes solid progress, will intensify innovation exploration in areas including scope and mechanisms of trial participation and reforms to authority)
People's Courts Online, December 1, 2015

Chinese lesbian sues Education Ministry over “mental illness” reference
Radio Free Asia, December 1, 2015

维权律师处境愈加恶劣 唐天昊深圳被禁出境 (Rights defense lawyers’ situation continues to worsen, Tang Tianhao prevented from leaving the country in Shenzhen)
Radio Free Asia, December 1, 2015

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers and Defenders
Human Rights in China, November 23, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

质疑中国新疆反恐政策 法驻华记者遭留难兼恐吓 (China-based French journalist challenged and threatened for casting doubts on China’s Xinjiang counterterrorism policies)
Radio France Internationale, November 30, 2015中国/20151130-质疑中国新疆反恐政策-法驻华记者遭留难兼恐吓

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Pregnant women workers struggle to defend their rights in China’s factories
China Labor Bulletin, December 1, 2015

China's bereaved elderly protest outside ministry over pensions
Radio Free Asia, December 1, 2015

China's vacuum-cleaner artist turning Beijing's smog into bricks
The Guardian, December 1, 2015

Deported refugees “at risk” under detention in China: wife
Radio Free Asia, December 1, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

四川人大及其常委会立法条例草案初次提请审议, 重要法规草案可由专门委员会组织起草 (Sichuan People's Congress Standing Committee submits draft legislative regulations for deliberation for 1st time, important legislation may be drafted by specialist committees)
Legal Daily, December 1, 2015

甘肃政法系统出台系列细则筑“三案防火墙”, 领导违法干预司法可向社会公开(Gansu politics and law system launches series of detailed rules constructing “three firewalls” against judicial interference:, leaders who unlawfully meddle in administration of justice may be publicly exposed)
Legal Daily, December 1, 2015

中欧人权对话被指须关注个案解决实际问题 (China-EU human rights dialogue should focus on specific cases and solve practical problems)
Voice of America, December 2, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China accused of hacking into Australian government’s weather bureau
South China Morning Post, December 2, 2015

China, U.S. to hold high-level talks on hacking, cybersecurity
South China Morning Post, December 1, 2015

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

中东重回全球反恐主战场, 成恐怖主义主要策源地 (Middle East reverts to being main battlefield for global counterterrorism efforts, is main source of terrorism)
Xinhua, December 1, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

100 Women: China's feminists undeterred by detentions
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 1, 2015

Supporting Women’s Rights in China
Human Rights in China, April 28, 2015

Beijing’s new financial regulator needs independence, not expanded powers
Hong Kong Free Press, December 2, 2015