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, December 04, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Update on case filing reform and other challenges for Chinese courts and judges
Supreme People’s Court Monitor, December 3, 2015

Jailed Chinese rights activist appeals “illegal” and “unjust” sentence
Radio Free Asia, December 3, 2015

Join Them, and prove your worth by helping China’s historic change
China Change, December 4, 2015

My final replay in court
China Change, December 3, 2015

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

Progress for NGOs battling polluters in court
Caixin, December 3, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

Tsinghua historian’s book pulled from online shelves
China Digital Times, December 3, 2015

This article is guilty of spreading panic and disorder: More general signs of a crackdown on expression
The Economist, December 5, 2015

That’s entertainment: The party says celebrities must behave
The Economist, December 5, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Questions follow closing of Beijing art show on violence against women
The New York Times, December 3, 2015

广东四个劳工维权非政府组织遭“打压” (Four Guangdong labor-concerned NGOs suppressed by police)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 4, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

General Assembly adopts important resolution on human rights defenders in face of opposition from China and Russia
International Service for Human Rights, November 25, 2015

丧失独生子女的父母罕见集体到北京示威促国家养老 (Parents who lost their only child born under one-child policy protest in Beijing for compensation and financial support for old age)
Radio France Internationale, December 3, 2015中国/20151203-丧失独生子女的父母罕见集体到北京示威促国家养老

Former Chinese university admission official on trial for bribe-taking
China Daily, December 4, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China and U.S. to test cyber threat defenses
South China Morning Post, December 3, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

蘇錦樑:版權條例無收窄言論自由 跟國際標準 (Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Gregory So: Copyright regulations do not narrow freedom of expression and adhere to international standards)
Mingpao, December 3, 2015

Hong Kong sees rising number of cyberattacks
Voice of America, December 3, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Despite the release of dissident journalist Gao Yu, media in China still have to walk tightrope when it comes to “classified” information
South China Morning Post, December 3, 2015

香港高铁一地两检成宪制保卫战? (Has the issue of placing duo immigrant authorities at the Hong Kong Station of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail become a war to defend constitutionalism?)
Deutsche Welle, December 3, 2015香港高铁一地两检成宪制保卫战/a-18892799

批评人士:二孩政策没有改变计划生育强制性本质 (Commentator: Two-child policy does not change the compulsory nature of birth control policy)
Voice of America, December 4, 2015