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, March 04, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

国务院修改66部行政法规 (State Council amends 66 administrative laws and regulations)
Legal Daily, March 2, 2016

万源市首例强制医疗案开庭审理 (Wanyuan City's first compulsory medical treatment case commences trial)
Sichuan Online, February 26, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

China: Hip-hop propaganda boosts cult of Xi Jinping
Aljazeera, march 4, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Tibetan self-immolator's family “pressured” by police
Radio Free Asia, March 3, 2016

Tibetan woman detained in Ngaba following solo protest
Radio Free Asia, March 3, 2016

政协委员抵京‧两会今揭幕, 传中国军费激增两成 (CPPCC Standing Committee members arrive in Beijing: Two Congresses open today, China's military expenditure said to increase rapidly by 20%)
Nanyang Online, March 3, 2016

千人之诺诺,不如一士之谔谔 (The yeses of a thousand people cannot match the honest opinion of a single gentleman)
Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, March 1, 2016

Tense start to China’s political sessions
South China Morning Post, March 3, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

No one above the law, warns govt to corrupt officials
China Daily, March 4, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Cyberattacks expected to rise as China-based state-linked hackers target Hong Kong organizations
South China Morning Post, March 3, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Joshua Wong and student leaders vowed non-violence on eve of Occupy protests, court hears
Hong Kong Free Press, March 3, 2016

Hong Kong student activist “surprised” when police stopped him at Central Government Offices in 2014
闖公民廣場案 黃之鋒:跟人爬 未料警阻撓
South China Morning Post, March 3, 2016

衝公民廣場被控 黃之鋒聆訊遲到被官訓斥 周永康稱對行動前會議記憶混亂 (Accused for entering Civic Plaza: Joshua Wong late for hearing rebuked by judge, Alex Chow says memory about pre-action meeting unclear)
Ming Pao, March 4, 2016

“Umbrella soldiers” and pan-dems may join hands in upcoming elections, but localists remain skeptical
Hong Kong Free Press, March 4, 2016

Beyond the by-election: Hong Kong young people fuel rise of localism at city’s universities
South China Morning Post, March 3, 2016

More support for separate express rail link checkpoints than a shared HK-mainland system
Hong Kong Free Press, March 3, 2016

Hong Kong delivery companies scared about sending “banned books” to mainland China in wake of booksellers case
铜锣湾书店事件后 公司停禁书派递业务
South China Morning Post, March 3, 2016

香港铜锣湾书店总经理吕波“已从大陆返港” (Hong Kong Causeway Bay Books manager Lui Bo “has returned to Hong Kong from mainland China”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 4, 2016

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

两会代表委员支持中国反恐立法 (Standing committee delegates to Two Congresses support China's legislation on counterterrorism)
Xinhua News, March 3, 2016

外交部回应《反恐法》:不会影响公民合法权益 (Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the Counter-Terrorism Law: It will not affect citizens' lawful rights and interests)
Beijing News, March 1, 2016

火车站广场实战反恐演练, 不到一分钟解决战斗 (Train station holds live action counterterrorism exercises, combat is over in under a minute)
Peninsula Capital Times, February 26, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Critics fear Beijing's sharp turn to authoritarianism
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 3, 2016