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, April 01, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

中国资深传媒人高瑜在北京寓所院子遭到当局强拆 (Courtyard of Chinese senior journalist Gao Yu’s Beijing apartment got forcibly demolished)
Radio Free Asia, March 31, 2016

打骂孩子可能会失去监护权, 重庆立法促进家庭教育 (Child abuse may cause loss of custody, Chongqing legislates to promote family education)
Chongqing Morning Paper, March 31, 2016

《反家庭暴力法》实施满月, 立法者期望促进家庭和睦 (After 1st month of Anti-Domestic Violence Law’s implementation, legislators hope to promote family harmony)
China Radio International, March 31, 2016

贵阳跨性别就业歧视案调解失败, 将开庭审理 (Guiyang transgender employment discrimination case to be heard in court after mediation failed)
The Paper, March 31, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

“Not fit to lead”: letter attacking Xi Jinping sparks panic in Beijing
The Guardian, April 1, 2016

No joke. April Fools’ Day has been banned in China.
The Washington Post, April 1, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

“女权”二字变身敏感词, 中国民间女权团体微博号被封 (China’s feminist groups’ Weibo accounts blocked as “women’s rights” becomes sensitive term)
Radio Free Asia, March 31, 2016

Chinese activists probe colleges over sexist job adverts
Radio Free Asia, March 31, 2016

China crackdown on dissent raising questions about international role
Voice of America, March 31, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

广西细化检察官权力清单 (Guangxi refines list of procuratorial powers)
Legal Daily, March 31, 2016

China says U.S. has “ulterior motives” in award to rights lawyer
Reuters, March 31, 2016

China calls Obama, Xi talks “constructive”
Reuters, March 31, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

大数据安全专家委员会开会讨论大数据安全评估工作 (Expert committee meets to discuss evaluation of big data security), March 31, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Talk of independence could hasten passage of Article 23 security law, HKU law prof warns
Hong Kong Free Press, March 31, 2016

Bookseller Lee Bo: A friend asked if I wanted to go to the mainland to help missing employees
Hong Kong Free Press, March 31, 2016

铜锣湾书店事件效应疑扩大 机场6间叶壹堂不获续租全线结业 (Impact of Causeway Bay Books expanded, all 6 Page One bookstores at airport to close down without getting lease renewal)
Radio Free Asia, March 31, 2016

香港六大学学生会拟另起炉灶举办六四烛光晚会 (6 Hong Kong university student associations to jointly hold a June Fourth vigil instead of joining the traditional one organized by Hong Kong Alliance)
Radio Free Asia, March 31, 2016

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

念好高校国家安全教育“三字诀”, 探访海南特色高校国家安全教育模式 (Study well the “3 Secrets” (3 dimensional, diversified, targeted) of national security education in colleges and universities: An exploration of Hainan's special national security education model)
Legal Daily, March 31, 2016

Tibetan protester is freed from jail two years before sentence ends
Radio Free Asia, March 31, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Hong Kong threatens crackdown on those seeking independence
The Financial Times, March 31, 2016