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, March 23, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

家庭暴力数据:女性平均被虐35次后才报警 (Domestic violence statistics: Women on average only call police after being abused 35 times)
Legal Daily, March 21, 2016

Tibetan prisoner released after finishing seven-year term
Radio Free Asia, March 22, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

2015年政府透明度排名:上海、北京、河南前三 (2015 government transparency rankings: Shanghai, Beijing, Henan rank top 3)
21st Century Business Herald, March 18, 2016

山东发布十起民告官案例, 六起为“官”败诉 (Government lost 6 in 10 OGI suits released by Shandong)
Dazhong Online, March 18, 2016

以“信息公开化”治“腐败亚文化” (Using “Open Government Informatization” to check subculture of corruption), March 22, 2016

Managing public reaction to the shooting of Judge Ma Caiyun
China Law Translate, March 10, 2016

As Obama visits Cuba, China’s news media weighs in warily
The New York Times, March 23, 2016

Beijing scrambles to contain vaccine scandal
Financial Times, March 23, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China approves comprehensive law on charities, nonprofits
Voice of America, March 23, 2016

The pros and cons of China's NGO laws
The Diplomat, March 23, 2016

China’s NGOs go global
The Diplomat, March 23, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

西藏农牧民住房地震受损获赔2.43亿 (Tibetan herdsmen receive RMB 243 million in (insurance) compensation in 2015 for earthquake-damaged homes)
Legal Daily, March 20, 2016

2016年2月全国查处违反, 中央八项规定精神问题2263起 (In first 2 months of 2016, authorities investigated 2,263 cases of non-compliance with the “spirit” of the Eight-Article Regulation)
CCDI Website, March 15, 2016

南京3年公诉水污染案35件 (In 3 years, Nanjing prosecuted 35 water pollution cases)
Legal Daily, March 22, 2016

政府工作报告提出新环境保护法必须严格执行, 环保法落地生根需问责制度走出纸面 (Government work report: New Environmental Protection Law must be strictly enforced to insure responsibility system is more than a piece of paper)
Legal Daily, March 22, 2016

媒体:有人并非痛恨腐败 而是自己未分到一杯羹 (Media: Some people don't hate corruption, they just haven't benefitted from the spoils for themselves), March 18, 2016

Sichuan quake victims “still struggling” eight years after disaster
汶川地震遇难家庭每月低保120元 官员食言孩子读书免费变收费
Radio Free Asia, March 22, 2016

China detains 37 suspects in scandal over sale of poorly stored vaccines
South China Morning Post, March 23, 2016

German president meets lawyers of prominent Chinese journalist
Voice of America, March 22, 2016

Is China heading in the wrong direction? For once, the West calls Beijing out.
The Washington Post, March 22, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

扫黄打非办严打涉“黄”网络直播平台 (Campaign to eradicate pornography cracks down on live streaming platforms)
Legal Daily, March 21, 2016

有偿删帖涉嫌多重违法犯罪 (Paid deletion of user posts suspected of many serious criminal violations)
Legal Daily, March 20, 2016

美反恐专家:FBI与苹果争执别有用心, 控制科技公司 (U.S. counterterrorism expert: FBI's battle with Apple is motivated by attempt to control science and technology companies)
Phoenix Science and Technology Online, March 21, 2016

运用大数据网格管理技术保障城市安全和公共服务 (Use big data grid management technologies to guarantee city security and public services)
Legal Daily, March 22, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

内地与香港签署民商事司法协助工作会谈纪要 (Hong Kong and mainland China sign memorandum on mutual legal assistance in civil and commercial matters)
Legal Daily, March 22, 2016

Hong Kong artists fear threat to artistic freedom after alleged political censorship by leisure department
South China Morning Post, March 23, 2016

Perception of Hong Kong press freedom declines for second year, according to Journalists Association survey
South China Morning Post, March 22, 2016

港两电台获续牌12年 显北京吹和风 (2 radio stations got license renewed for 12 years, showing mild policy of Beijing)
Radio France Internationale, March 23, 2016中国/20160323-港两电台获续牌12年-显北京吹和风

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

博鳌论坛进行封闭排爆安检 (In advance of annual Boao Forum for Asia, authorities seal venue and conduct security checks for explosives)
Legal Daily, March 22, 2016