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 25, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China “detained 20 over Xi resignation letter”
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 25, 2016

China cracks down on Xi Jinping critics after call for resignation
The Financial Times, March 25, 2016

China: Prominent blogger’s family detained over letter lambasting President Xi
Amnesty International, March 25, 2016

Mingjing: The people behind the open letter attack on Xi Jinping
公开信关联图: 张春贤蒋建国刘乐飞王波明
Chinascope (English), March 25, 2016
Mingjing (Chinese), March 20, 2016

乌市法院推行裁判文书繁简分流改革, 裁判文书“瘦身”当事人能看懂 (Urumqi courts implement “simplification reforms” for court decisions, “downsizing” court decisions will enable parties to understand them)
Legal Daily, March 25, 2016

三年间长春基层法院审结强制医疗案22件 (Changchun's lowest-level courts tried 22 compulsory medical treatment cases in 3 years)
China Jilin Online, March 24, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

顾雏军与广东证监局法庭激辩:科龙案证据存疑 (Gu Chujun vs Guangdong Securities Regulatory Bureau [Open Government Information case] sparks fierce court debate: government claims requested evidence does not exist)
Sina Finance & Economics, March 24, 2016

Netflix's great China challenge: The company’s global expansion has hit a wall in China
The Diplomat, March 25, 2016

中国保监会2015年政府信息公开工作年报 (China Insurance Regulatory Commission releases 2015 Open Government Information work report)
Caijing, March 23, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

文化产业如何成支柱——解读“十三五”规划纲要文化产业发展亮点 (Understanding the 13th Five-Year Plan: How the cultural industry is becoming a pillar)
Guangming Network, March 24, 2016

健全落实社会治安综合治理领导责任制规定 (Regulations on leadership responsibility system for sound implementation of comprehensive social security management)
Legal Daily, March 25, 2016

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

云南省反恐办、云南省委宣传部联合启动“学习贯彻《反恐怖主义法》主题宣传月”活动 (Yunnan's Counter-Terrorism Office and Propaganda Department jointly initiate activities for a month of studying the implementation of the Counter-Terrorism Law)
NetEase, March 24, 2016