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.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

渭南社区矫正实施“四法”, 教育矫治一把钥匙开一把锁 (Weinan community corrections system implements “Four Methods” (examine the “illness,” prescribe the right medicine, build a nurturing atmosphere, and innovate boldly), educational correction is key)
Legal Daily, April 12, 2016

温州特大跨省拐卖儿童案大起底 (The full story of Wenzhou's enormous inter-provincial child trafficking case)
Legal Daily, April 12, 2016

China court refuses to allow gay marriage in landmark case
The Guardian, April 13, 2016

“709大抓捕”:周世锋被指定辩护律师 锋锐所至今无法正常执业 (“709 Mass Crackdown”: Zhou Shifeng to be defended by arbitrarily assigned lawyer, Fengrui law firm still cannot properly operate)
Radio Free Asia, April 12, 2016

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers and Defenders
Human Rights in China, February 5, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

中国审判流程信息平台总访问量88.85万次 (China's trial process information platform gets 888,500 hits)
Legal Daily, April 12, 2016

公开环境信息, 为何这般难? (What is it so difficult about disclosing information on the environment?)
China Environment News, April 12, 2016

China media break silence on journalist Rui Chenggang, sparking intrigue
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 12, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

山东省淄博市首次启动法官、检察官履职评议 (Zibo, Shandong, commences first performance assessments of judges and procurators)
Zibo Evening News, April 12, 2016

造纸厂偷排2600吨废水一审被判赔偿百万元修复费, 首例检察机关提起环境公益民事诉讼案宣判 (Verdict in 1st public interest environmental case brought by procuratorial organs: Paper manufacturer to pay RMB 1 million in damages for discharging 2,600 tons of waste water)
Legal Daily, April 12, 2016

Mother of detained labor activist Zeng Feiyang sues China’s state media
China Labor Bulletin, April 12, 2016

Kenya “used teargas to forcibly deport Taiwanese to China”
The Guardian, April 12, 2016

Charting the rise of Xi Jinping
The Diplomat, April 13, 2016

Counting the cost of China’s left-behind children
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 12, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

福建试行服刑人员网格管理 (Fujian pilots grid management system for persons serving community corrections orders)
Legal Daily, April 12, 2016

商家为吸引人气编造转发“双十一”假消息, 两微信公众号向阿里公开道歉 (2 public WeChat accounts issue public apologies to Alibaba for spreading false information on Singles’ Day to drum up popularity)
Legal Daily, April 12, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Beijing wants to engage Hong Kong’s legal community more when interpreting Basic Law, says Wang Zhenmin
South China Morning Post, April 12, 2016

Missing Hong Kong bookseller case unfortunate: China liaison office official
Hong Kong Free Press, April 12, 2016

China’s top lawyer in Hong Kong says secession advocates could face Prosecution
The New York Times, April 13, 2016

Pro-democracy camp urges eligible voters to register in their functional constituencies
Agence France-Presse, April 13, 2016

【立會選舉】戴耀廷再改良「雷動計劃」 增「聰明選民」如炸彈準確命中目標 ([LegCo election] Benny Tai improves “thunder strategy” again, adding “intelligent voters” to aim precisely at targets like bombs)
Ming Pao, April 13, 2016

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

China boosts security role in Afghanistan to counter growing terrorism threat
South China Morning Post, April 12, 2016

Chinese offer reward for information on terrorism, religion in Xinjiang
Radio Free Asia, April 12, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

香港人可以說不(文:陳文敏) (Johannes Chan: Hongkongers can say “No”)
Ming Pao, April 13, 2016