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, February 17, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

我国深化社区矫正改革取得重要成果, 社区服刑人员矫正期间再犯罪率0.2% (China's deepening reform of community corrections achieves significant results, recidivism among those serving community corrections sentences at 0.2%)
Legal Daily, February 15, 2016

超期提出执行异议法院不受理 (Courts not to accept late protests at enforcement)
Legal Daily, February 15, 2016

定西临洮开庭审理首例精神病人强制医疗案 (Dingxi City's Lintao Prefecture holds first trial of a person with mental illness for compulsory medical treatment)
Lanzhou Morning News, February 16, 2016

China must release detained activists, rights lawyers: UN
Agence France-Presse, February 16, 2016

UN Human Rights Chief deeply concerned by China clampdown on lawyers and activists
United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner, February 16, 2016

中国回应联合国批评:称李波不希望受到高度关注 (China’s response to UN’s criticism: Lee Bo does not wish to receive strong attention)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 17, 2016

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers and Defenders
Human Rights in China, February 5, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

南昌重大行政执法决定上网公布; 公开行政处罚信息 (Nanchang to publish major administrative enforcement decisions online; public disclosure of administrative punishments information)
Jiangxi News Online, February 16, 2016

New China regulation seeks to tighten control over “creative works” published online
South China Morning Post, February 15, 2016

Chinese writer says he’s forbidden from traveling to U.S. for Harvard prize
The New York Times, February 16, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中国对美参议院以刘晓波名更改中国使馆街道名议案表达愤怒 (China furious over U.S. Senate bill to name the plaza where Chinese embassy is situated as “Liu Xiaobo”)
Radio France Internationale, February 16, 2016中国/20160216-中国对美国参议院以刘晓波名更改中国使馆街道名议案愤怒

江苏去年查办贪贿案1278件 (Jiangsu investigated and handled 1,278 bribery cases last year)
Legal Daily, February 16, 2016

山西去年查办职务案1444件 (Shanxi investigated and handled 1,444 cases of abuse of public office last year)
Legal Daily, February 16, 2016

安徽老人被冤20年后告公安局:遭逼供为求死认罪 (Elderly Anhuinese wronged 20 years ago tells Public Security Bureau: You tortured me so much that I wanted to confess just so that I could receive the death penalty and die)
Beijing Times, February 16, 2016

CPC journal stresses continuing anti-graft campaign
Xinua, February 16, 2016

What NOT to learn from Zhou Yongkang and Ling Jihua: Fall of China’s corrupt party “gangs” a lesson for its cadres
South China Morning Post, February 16, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Exploring cybersecurity from China’s perspective
Christian Science Monitor: Passcode, February 11, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Gov’t rejects scholars’ calls for independent inquiry on Mong Kok unrest
Hong Kong Free Press, February 16, 2016

Hong Kong localist group “knows no bounds” when it comes to protesting, says activist and by-election candidate
South China Morning Post, February 16, 2016

Protests may continue in Hong Kong
Voice of America, February 16, 2016

China says missing bookseller doesn't want his case hyped up
Reuters, February 16, 2016

Hong Kong bookseller Lee Po could face 10 years in jail for blackmail
South China Morning Post, February 16, 2016

HSBC spooked by HK-China “integration” and eroding autonomy, says activist
Hong Kong Free Press, February 16, 2016

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

福建举行跨区域应急处置演习: 检验反恐应急能力 (Fujian holds cross-regional emergency response drills: checking counter-terrorism emergency response capability)
China Police Online, February 16, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

A legal defense against Chinese oppression
The Wall Street Journal, February 16, 2015

贺卫方:同性恋群体的中国处境 (He Weifang: The situation of China's LGBT community)
Aisixiang, February 16, 2016