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, December 03, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

"My brother had a lot of injuries on his body"
张六毛尸检当局拒家属旁观 市检察院官员避而不见
Radio Free Asia, December 2, 2015

China: Fear of destruction of evidence during government autopsy
Amnesty International, December 2, 2015

中国维权人士郭飞雄上诉要求改判无罪 (Guo Feixiong to appeal for acquittal)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 3, 2015

时事大家谈:郭飞雄遭重判,受伤的是中国民主还是中国法治? (Current affairs discussion: Guo Feixiong’s heavy sentence harms China’s democracy or rule of law?)
Voice of America, December 2, 2015

Sentencing of Guo Feixiong adds to serious abuse already suffered
Human Rights in China, November 27, 2015

徐某大闹法庭获刑 (Woman criminally punished after disrupting court)
Legal Daily, December 2, 2015

中国食品安全典型十大案例 (10 typical food safety cases in China)
Legal Daily, December 2, 2015

China Focus: Courts accepting more cases after clearance quota removal
Xinhua, December 2, 2015

Dissident Chinese lawyer “incommunicado” after online anger over activist's sentence
Radio Free Asia, December 2, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

BRICS media link up in China
China Media Project, December 2, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

青海乡镇人大工作条例将修订 (Qinghai to amend Township People's Congress work regulations)
Legal Daily, December 2, 2015

信访系统实现31省市区互联互通, 信访数据网上自动生成 (Petitioning system now interconnected online in urban districts of 31 provinces, petition data automatically generated online)
Legal Daily, December 2, 2015

Parents who have lost only child gather in front of Family Planning Commission
Caixin, December 2, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

最高法赔偿委员会受理首例刑事违法扣押赔偿案 (SPC’s Compensation Committee accepts 1st ever criminal compensation case for unlawful detention)
People’s Daily Online, December 2, 2015

Fears of a political purge grow in China as editor and professor are sacked for “improper discussion”
Global Voices, December 2, 2015

China busts more graft-busters
Xinhua, December 2, 2015

China fires head of top music school over daughter's wedding party
Radio Free Asia, December 2, 2015

China probes a senior oil official's mysterious death
Nasdaq, December 2, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

卿立新:新形势下全面部署网络信息融合新发展 (Qing Lixin: Comprehensively deploy new harmonized development of Internet information in new terrain)
Xinhua, December 2, 2015

China behind “massive” cyber-attack on Australian government: ABC
Reuters, December 2, 2015

China says U.S. OPM hack not state-sponsored
China Digital Times, December 2, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

不要坐視網絡廿三條通過 (Do not sit idly by and let Internet Article 23 pass)
InMedia HK, December 3, 2015

Why we can't take our Internet freedoms for granted
Hong Kong Economic Journal, December 3, 2015

香港泛民陷网络暗战 中方攻击越发猛烈 (HK pan-dems Internet accounts suffer increasingly fierce cyberattacks from China)
Radio Free Asia, December 2, 2015

“Not a bad thing” more young people aspire to join politics after Occupy –Chief Sec.
Hong Kong Free Press, December 3, 2015

Police watchdog may refer Occupy assault case to chief executive
Hong Kong Free Press, December 2, 2015

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

China doubles down on terrorism “double standards” accusation
Wall Street Journal, December 3, 2015