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 31, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

反家庭暴力法施行近一月, 在多大程度上打破了禁锢? (To what extent have traditional barriers been broken nearly a month into implementation of the Anti-domestic Violence Law?)
Legal Daily, March 29, 2016

China: Relatives of DW journalist freed
家人暂获释 长平心情复杂
Deutsche Welle, March 30, 2016

Chinese journalist’s detained brother denies he’s being held for political reasons
South China Morning Post, March 30, 2016

Mother of Uyghur who disappeared in 2009 faces charges over interview
Radio Free Asia, March 30, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

广西壮族自治区2015年政府信息公开工作年度报告 (Guangxi Zhuang People's Autonomous Region releases 2015 Open Government Information Work Report)
Guangxi Daily, March 29, 2016

Toe the Communist Party’s red line on Cultural Revolution, state paper warns
South China Morning Post, March 31, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Human rights activist wins Int’l Women of Courage award, barred from leaving China for ceremony
Hong Kong Free Press, March 30, 2016

中国大陆就业遭性别歧视 9女大学生向全国112所高校申请信息公开 (Sexual discrimination pervasive in on-campus employment recruitment, 9 female university students submit information disclosure requests to 112 higher education institutes)
Radio Free Asia, March 30, 2016

维权人士祭奠赵紫阳、杨佳 (Rights defenders hold memorial ceremony for Zhao Ziyang, Yang Jia)
Radio Free Asia, March 30, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China tussles over legacy of cultural revolution
The Financial Times, March 30, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

净化网络直播间亟需监管“撒手锏” (Supervisory “trump card” a must for purifying online streaming chatrooms)
Legal Daily, March 29, 2016

互联网接入国外域名拟禁止 (Internet Domain Name Management Measures (draft) prohibits online access to overseas domain names)
Legal Daily, March 29, 2016

China proposes foreign domain name censorship
The Stack, March 29, 2016

Internet Domain Name Management Measures (Draft Revisions For Solicitation Of Comments)
China Law Translate, March 29, 2016

China says new Internet regulations won’t increase blocking of foreign websites
Wall Street Journal, March 31, 2016

Google DNS poisoning follows brief unblocking
China Digital Times, March 30, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

U.S. committee co-chaired by Rubio urges Obama to press China on “marked deterioration” in human rights, citing Hong Kong bookseller case
South China Morning Post, March 31, 2016

New University of Hong Kong media center director pledges to uphold its independence and integrity
South China Morning Post, March 30, 2016

Hong Kong government issues warning to independence activists
Radio Free Asia, March 30, 2016

【香港民族黨】陳文敏指若無實際武力行動實踐 鼓吹港獨難定罪 (Johannes Chan on Hong Kong National Party: Without actual use of military force, promoting Hong Kong’s independence can hardly be considered a crime)
Ming Pao, March 31, 2016

Beijing slams creation of Hong Kong independence party, saying it endangers national security
South China Morning Post, March 30, 2016

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

探秘武警日照支队“魔鬼周”反恐极限训练 (Revealing People’s Armed Police's “devil's circuit” extreme counterterrorism training drills)
China News, March 29, 2016

China launches campaign to promote ethnic unity in violence-torn Xinjiang region
South China Morning Post, March 31, 2016