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.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

老手段+新科技打赢“破案打流”战, 江西安福公安3年侦破各类刑案近2000起 (Old methods plus new technology bring victory in fight to solve cases, Jiangxi's Anfu Public Security solved nearly 2,000 different types of criminal cases in 3 years)
Legal Daily, April 7, 2016

缺乏完善有效干预机制措施专家建议, 宽容但不纵容青少年犯罪 (Lacking a perfect, effective intervention mechanism, experts suggest leniency without indulgence for juvenile crime)
Legal Daily, April 7, 2016

陕西上门女婿遭岳父虐待服农药身亡, 岳父获刑5年 (Father-in-law of Shaanxi man who committed suicide by taking pesticide after mistreatment by him gets 5 years)
The Paper, April 7, 2016

余文生律师妻子许艳:写于王宇律师被关9个月整之日 (Wife of lawyer Lu Wensheng: Writing as Wang Yu's detention reaches 9 months)
Weiquanwang, April 9, 2016

Job discrimination case raises questions of transgender rights in China
The New York Times, April 12, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

广安女子“以暴制暴”杀夫案开庭, 家暴刑案首次引入专家证人作证 (In 1st use of expert testimony in domestic violence case, court hears “fighting violence with violence” case of Guang’an, Sichuan, woman killing husband)
Sichuan Legal News, April 7, 2016

津首例告企业行政诉讼案:地铁公司被判公开信息 (Tianjin's first citizen v. corporation administrative lawsuit: Subway corporation ordered to make information public), April 7, 2016

江苏政府信息公开年报获点赞 (Jiangsu's annual work report on Open Government Information earns praise)
Xinhua, April 8, 2016

法制日报:信息公开是消除恐慌最有效方式 (Legal Daily: Open Government Information is most effective means of eliminating panic)
People’s Daily, April 8, 2016

安徽省保守国家秘密实施细则政策解读 (Policy Interpretation of Guarding State Secrets Implementing Rules for Anhui Province)
Anhui People’s Government, April 8, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese police halt Mongolian herders' convoy en route to pollution protest
Radio Free Asia, April 11, 2016

Tibetans sentenced for attempt to retake community land
Radio Free Asia, April 11, 2016

劳工维权人士邓仁网上求助 公安上门围堵断电 (Labor rights activist Deng Ren seeks help online, public security officers blockade his residence and cut electricity)
Radio Free Asia, April 11, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

广西精准打击扶贫领域腐败 (Guangxi carries out precision strikes on corruption in poverty relief sector)
Legal Daily, April 7, 2016

北京四中院发布行政审判白皮书, 四分之一民告官案政府败诉 (Beijing No. 4 Intermedia People's Court issues administrative litigation white paper: government loses 1 in 4 cases brought by citizens)
Legal Daily, April 7, 2016

Son of Chinese leader threatens suit over Panama Papers allegations
Voice of America, April 11, 2016

Taiwan claims China has kidnapped eight of its nationals
Deutsche Welle, April 11, 2016

Nine held in fake baby formula scandal in China
The Hindu, April 10, 2016

China's coming crackdown on healthcare corruption
The Diplomat, April 12, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

工信部拟禁止国外域名接入 (Ministry of Industry and Information Technology proposes draft law to prohibit access to foreign domain names)
Legal Daily, April 7, 2016

网骗严重威胁用户安全, 打击网骗需政府行业用户携手 (Online fraud seriously threatens user security, attacking it requires cooperation between government and industry)
Legal Daily, April 7, 2016

Great Firewall necessary to keep out Western propaganda, Chinese newspaper says
Wall Street Journal, April 11, 2016

港與內地首辦網絡安全論壇 (First HK-Mainland Cyber Security Forum held)
Wen Wei Po, April 12, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Crowdfunding campaign to bring Ten Years to the big screen in London nears goal as HK tickets sell out
Hong Kong Free Press, April 11, 2016

Hong Kong's umbrella movement spawns new political party
The Guardian, April 10, 2016

Civic Party activist accused of assaulting police officers during Occupy stands trial
Hong Kong Free Press, April 11, 2016

香港七团体联署声明 谴责中国大陆重判伞运支持者 (7 Hong Kong groups issue joint statement to denounce mainland China’s heavy sentence of Umbrella Movement supporters)
Radio Free Asia, April 11, 2016

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

Why China has not sent troops to strike the Islamic State
China U.S. Focus, March 15, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Yu Jianrong on “system that manufactures corruption”
China Digital Times,

Only the truth about what really happened to bookseller Lee Po will calm the jitters in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, April 12, 2016