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.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

福建首个法援律师工作室开进法院 (Fujian's first legal aid office opens in [Taijiang District] court)
Legal Daily, March 23, 2016

推进审判体系审判能力现代化 (Promoting modernization of trial system's capacity for trials)
Legal Daily, March 23, 2016

长沙去年实施家庭暴力告诫制度, 已发出21份告诫书 (In written warning system for domestic violence launched last year, Changsha has already issued 21 such warnings)
Xinhua, March 23, 2016

Christian lawyer Zhang Kai released in China
The Telegraph, March 24, 2016

Tibetan monk freed after serving four years for pulling down Chinese flag
Radio Free Asia, March 23, 2016

Tibetan prisoner released with crippling back injury
Radio Free Asia, March 23, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

《中国记协新闻道德委员会章程(试行)》正式公布 (Constitution of the All-China Journalists Association’s Ethics in News Committee (Trial Version) formally announced)
Xinhua, March 23, 2016

A “historic mistake”: Another case of China’s social media warfare
China Change, March 23, 2016

官媒警告互联网也要“姓党” (State media warns: the Internet also has to “bear the surname of the Party”)
Radio Free Asia, March 23, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Human Rights Council: Adopt resolution on human rights defenders and reject hostile amendments
International Service for Human Rights, March 23, 2016

Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development (draft resolution)
United Nations Human Rights Council, March 21, 2016

Proposed amendments to draft resolution
United Nations Human Rights Council, March 24, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

灌云县组织部推行拟提拔对象财产实绩双公示 (Guanyun County Organization Department institutes double disclosures of career achievements and property for promotion candidates)
Xinhua, March 22, 2016

The CCP's uneasy relationship with China's private sector
The Diplomat, March 23, 2016

Fall of Shanghai’s utilities chief unravels web of corruption
ChinaFile, March 23, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

全国网络举报部门2月份受理网民举报230多万件, 暴恐有害信息举报受理量显著提高 (Nationwide online reporting departments handled 2.3 million netizen reports in February 2016, with significant rise in those on harmful information relating to terrorism and violence)
Cyberspace Administration of China, March 23, 2016

Reform’s big taboo: An ambitious plan for social change has run into trouble
The Economist, March 26, 2016

The only way Facebook enters China is as a tool of the government
Quartz, March 23, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

“Eroded at its roots”: Press freedom in Hong Kong hits new low, watchdog says
Hong Kong Free Press, March 23, 2016

Ten Years review—a smoke grenade lobbed down Hong Kong's corridors of power
The Guardian, March 23, 2016

中国强拆之风吹到香港 议员责政府不公 (China’s practice of forcible demolition spreads to Hong Kong, lawmaker blames government’s unfair handling)
Radio France Internationale, March 24, 2016中国/20160324-中国强拆之风吹到香港-议员责政府不公

中国疫苗丑闻令香港隐现疫苗荒 (China’s vaccine scandal causes vaccine shortage in Hong Kong)
Radio France Internationale, March 24, 2016中国/20160324-中国疫苗丑闻令香港隐现疫苗荒