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, April 21, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China tries two anti-graft activists, three years after their detention
Radio Free Asia, April 20, 2016

四川建立精神卫生综合服务管理机制 (Sichuan establishes comprehensive mental health services management system)
Sichuan Daily, April 18, 2016

流动法庭车送法律服务到家门口 (Mobile courtroom brings legal services to your front door)
Legal Daily, April 13, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

China Internet star Papi Jiang promises “corrections” after reprimand
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 20, 2016

The “deep and disturbing decline” in global press freedom
The Washington Post, April 20, 2016

丹阳宣判一起滥用政府信息公开申请权案 (Danyang decides a case on misuse of right to access government information)
Yangzi Evening News, April 15, 2016

监察部法制办等19部门信息公开年报不合格 (Legal Affairs Office of the Ministry of Supervision and 19 other departments' annual Open Government Information reports do not meet standard requirements)
Caixin, April 12, 2016

最高法微博粉丝总数突破2947万人 (Supreme People's Court's Weibo followers exceed 29 million)
Legal Daily, April 13, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China's toxic school: officials struggle to contain uproar over sick students
The Guardian, April 19, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

A 70-year-old woman is suing China’s state media giant Xinhua for defaming her son
Quartz, April 21, 2016

Chairs write to ABA president, seek information on whether fear of offending China led to book project cancellation
Congressional-Executive Commission on China, April 19, 2016

河南检察发挥侦监职能强化人权司法保障, 3年排除非法证据不捕209人不诉15人 (Henan procuratorate exercises its investigative and supervisory role to strengthen judicial protection of human rights, rejection of unlawful evidence over 3 years has prevented 209 arrests and 15 prosecutions)
Legal Daily, April 18, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Twitter's appointment of new chief in China incenses rights activists
The Guardian, April 20, 2016

Twitter goes on defensive about China head’s background
The Wall Street Journal, April 20, 2016

China's Xi calls for better development of Internet
Xinhua, April 19, 2016

In Xi Jinping’s meeting with Chinese tech chiefs, a reminder of state control
The Wall Street Journal, April 20, 2016

Xinhua Insight: Party says cyberspace key to engaging with people
Xinhua, April 20, 2016

369项公安业务“搬”到网上 (369 public security roles “moved” online)
Legal Daily, April 18, 2016

网络云盘侵权规制面临法律困境, 避风港原则不应成为故意侵权挡箭牌 (Internet cloud IP infringement rules face legal difficulty, “safe haven” principle should not become shield for deliberate infringements)
Legal Daily, April 18, 2016

网络云盘成侵权重灾区 (Online cloud storage becomes ground zero for IP infringement)
Legal Daily, April 18, 2016

China is now #2 in iOS revenue, behind the U.S.
Tech Crunch, April 15, 2016

我国首次从非洲大规模押回电信诈骗犯罪嫌疑人 (China's first large scale repatriation of telecommunications fraud criminal suspects from Africa)
Legal Daily, April 13, 2016

两岸应加强司法协助合作形成共同打击目标, 让电信网络诈骗无处可逃 (Taiwan and the Mainland should strengthen cooperation in judicial assistance, to form common targets and ensure that telecommunications and online fraud have no place to hide)
Legal Daily, April 13, 2016

共享共治, 内外统筹, 习近平顶层设计保障网络安全 (Xi Jinping's top level plan for safeguarding cybersecurity aims at: shared enjoyment and control, internal and external coherence)
China Youth Online, April 14, 2016

中国互联网发展基金会与香港中国金融协会签署合作意向书, 共同助力内地与香港“互联网+金融”发展 (China Internet Development Fund (CIDF), Hong Kong-China Financial Development Corporation sign letter of intent, jointly assist the Mainland and Hong Kong in “Internet + finance” development)
CAAC, April 13, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

“Not clear, not open”: Ming Pao staff demand answers over sudden firing of respected editor
Hong Kong Free Press, April 21, 2016

港《明报》突然辞退资深编辑 编采自由惹关注 (Hong Kong Ming Pao suddenly fires experienced executive chief editor, raises concern about editorial freedom)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 20, 2016

Gov’t officials and lawmaker named in latest Panama Papers revelations
Hong Kong Free Press, April 20, 2016

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

Counterterrorism or repression? China takes on Uighur militants
War on the rocks, April 19, 2016

熊选国出席新疆国家安全教育日系列活动表示, 汇聚维护国家安全强大力量 (Senior CPC official in XUAR at National Security Education Day in Xinjiang : Let us gather to safeguard national security)
Legal Daily, April 18, 2016

反恐维稳, 人人有责 (Counter-terrorism and stability maintenance is everyone’s responsibility)
Xinjiang News Online, April 13, 2016

China warns of latest national security threat: “sea turtles”
The Wall Street Journal, April 21, 2016

从区域性组织发展到开放的国际性组织, “上合组织”为世界提供新的合作模式 (“Shanghai Cooperation Organization” provides a new cooperative model for the world as its regional scope becomes open, international)
Legal Daily, April 13, 2016

25家中国互联网企业承诺协助政府网络反恐 (25 Chinese Internet firms pledge to help government fight terrorism online)
Radio Free Asia, April 12, 2016

张春贤就新疆开展反恐奖励工作作出批示指出, 形成反恐人民战争强大氛围 (CPC Secretary for XUAR approves rewards program for counterterrorism work: It is creating an atmosphere for a formidable people's war against terrorism)
Legal Daily, April 13, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

推进遴选过程公开透明全程网络直播, 联合国首次公开面试秘书长候选人 (UN to interview candidates for Secretary General in live public webcast to promote a transparent selection process)
Legal Daily, April 13, 2016