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 09, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

聚焦"12.4" 国家宪法日 (Focus on 12.4 National Constitution Day)
Legal Daily, December 5, 2015

最高检督办148件不规范案 (SPP oversees handling of 148 non-standard cases)
Legal Daily, December 5, 2015

Chinese prosecutors drop some “evidence” against detained human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang
South China Morning Post, December 8, 2015

Chinese courts will reject “Western pressure” in rights lawyer’s trial, says state-run tabloid
单仁平:中国不接受西方给浦案定调 法官不妨任性些
South China Morning Post, December 8, 2015

单仁平:浦志强案怎么判不可能由西方定调 (Chan Renping: Why the ruling for Pu Zhiqiang case should resist imposition of Western values)
The Global Times, December 9, 2015

国际笔会要求立即释放刘晓波 (PEN International calls for immediate release of Liu Xiaobo)
Voice of America, December 9, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

Xi × XI: One day, eleven front page People’s Daily headlines
China Digital Times, December 8, 2015

Read the newspaper, Chinese official urges Communist Party members
The Wall Street Journal, December 9, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

U.N. calls on China to end rife torture, crackdown on lawyers
Reuters, December 9, 2015

UN Torture Committee Concludes Review of China with Scathing Observations
Human Rights in China, December 9, 2015

警方通报: 沁阳公安局长坠楼 (Police notice: Qinyang (Henan) Public Security Bureau Chief falls from building)
Legal Daily, December 5, 2015

汉阴趟出社区矫正检察监督新路 (Hanyin opens new path for inspection and supervision of community correctional services)
Legal Daily, December 5, 2015

CPC to target gov't organs, public institutions in discipline inspections
Xinhua, December 6, 2015

Former senior Chinese provincial official jailed for graft
Reuters, December 8, 2015

Provincial CPC graft-buster under investigation
Xinhua, December 8, 2015

Wanted: cosmopolitan Chinese graft busters to chase suspects abroad
Reuters, December 8, 2015

China, US law experts discuss human rights issues
Shanghai Daily, December 8, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Three scenarios for understanding changing PLA activity in cyberspace
The Jamestown Foundation, December 6, 2015

Google tests the waters in Shanghai’s free-trade zone
The Wall Street Journal, December 8, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

為推一地兩檢 政府擬將內地法律納入《基本法》 (In order to bring co-location checkpoint for Guangzhou-Shenzhen-HK Express Rail Link, HK government mulls incorporating Chinese laws into Basic Law)
Apple Daily, December 9, 2015

【短片:立會流會】樂見流會 陳志全:若建制議員全在席沒可能會流會 籲政府撤回議案重新諮詢 (Lawmaker Raymond Chan happy to see LegCo session suspended as pro-establishment lawmakers failed to turn up, calls on government to cancel the bill and consult again)
Mingpao, December 9, 2015

從網絡廿三條看香港的假家長式專制管治(文:Alexa Stone@法政匯思) (Alexa Stone of Progressive Lawyers Group: HK government's veiled patriarchal, authoritarian rule seen in Internet Article 23 legislation)
Mingpao, December 9, 2015

“Hong Kong separatists” to “surround LegCo” on Wednesday, warns Global Times
Hong Kong Free Press, December 8, 2015

Groups rally in Hong Kong to call for release of jailed Chinese human rights lawyers
Hong Kong Free Press, December 9, 2015

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

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

China cracks down on aggrieved party cadres in Xinjiang and Tibet
The Guardian, December 8, 2015

China says Islamic State song in Mandarin shows need for global cooperation
Reuters, December 8, 2015

Daughters-in-law of Xinjiang mine attack suspect face “harsh punishment”
Radio Free Asia, December 8, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

We should not trust China over the forcible return of its citizens
The Guardian, December 8, 2015

Hong Kong’s rule of law must be protected in any agreement on joint immigration checkpoint for express rail link
South China Morning Post, December 8, 2015