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 18, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

“两孩” 政策落地需强化法律保障 (Implementing “Two Child” policy requires strengthened legal protections)
Legal Daily, March 17, 2016

为破解执法困境委员建言, 城管要实现先服务后管理 (CPPCC Standing Committee: To resolve law enforcement difficulties, “chengguan” city management officers should put service before management)
Legal Daily, March 15, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Veteran Chinese journalist Gao Yu seen “on vacation” in Yunnan
Radio Free Asia, March 17, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

激活潜能“朝阳群众”屡立新功 (Its potential actuated, volunteer security patrols "Chaoyang Masses" garner repeated achievements)
Legal Daily, March 11, 2016

Chaoyang masses
China Digital Times

Miner protests in the Northeast and the end of China’s economic boom
China Change, March 17, 2016

Charity law to ban activity that "endangers security"
China Digital Times, March 11, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

防范刑讯逼供的立法建议 (Legislative suggestions for preventing torture)
Legal Daily, March 16, 2016

反腐专门法未进立法计划, 人大常委会法工委官员解释 (Official from Legislative Work Committee of NPC Standing Committee: Targeted anti-corruption law will not go into legislative plan)
Beijing News, March 10, 2016

去年国家赔偿金额2.4亿, 审结国家赔偿案5439件 (Last year, 5,439 state compensation cases totaled payouts of RMB 240 million)
Bejing News, March 14, 2016

Suppressed in translation: How Chinese versions of UN covenants gloss over human rights
The Economist, March

China at the UN: Shouting Down the Critics
Human Rights in China, March 15, 2016

China graft busters blame golf for executive's downfall
Channel NewsAsia, March 17, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s contested Internet: Historical struggle and uncertain future
The Futures We Want, March 17, 2016

微信维权平台去年受理投诉850万件 (WeChat legal complaints platform last year handled 8.5 million cases)
Legal Daily, March 17, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong students call for territory’s independence from China
The New York Times, March 18, 2016

China official says Hong Kong sovereignty “impossible”
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 17, 2016

Extreme? Moderate? No, Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong’s new party will be somewhere in between
South China Morning Post, March 18, 2016

Causeway Bay books co-owner Lee Bo may return to HK by end of the month—report
Hong Kong Free Press, March 18, 2016

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

孟建柱会见美国联邦调查局局长科米 (Meng Jianzhu, head of CPC Political and Legislative Affairs Committee, meets with U.S. FBI Director James Comey)
Legal Daily, March 16, 2016

吴爱英会见美国联邦调查局局长科米 (Minister of Justice Wu Aiying meets with FBI Director James Comey)
Legal Daily, March 17, 2016

China becomes first foreign buyer of S-400 as Moscow and Beijing team up against U.S. encroachment
RussiaInsider, March 13, 2016

Learning Party-speak: What the new textbook for dislocated minority students tells us about China
China Policy Institute Blog, March 8, 2016

China tamps dissent with trumped up “state security” and “terrorism” charges
Radio Free Asia, March 17, 2016

After shootout, China says Uighur militants a threat to Indonesia
Reuters, March 17, 2016