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 28, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

新京报:“精神病人”监护人隐瞒病情的法治考量 (Beijing News: Rule of law considerations for guardians of “persons with mental illness” who conceal the disease)
Beijing News, April 20, 2016

NGO urges China to provide immediate medical attention to jailed Chinese rights activist
Hong Kong Free Press, April 28, 2016

Beijing puts Tibetan writers under house arrest
Voice of America, April 27, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

信息公开申请能否唤醒“沉睡”规定 (Can Open Government Information applications awaken “sleeping” regulations?)
Sina News, April 20, 2016

China’s media startups fight censorship crackdown
China Digital Times, April 27, 2016

Chinese Big Brother is watching you, even in Australia
Global Voices, April 27, 2016

Book debate raises questions of self-censorship by foreign groups in China
The New York Times, April 28, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

陆军:中国非政府组织管理法针对维权NGO (Lu Jun: China's NGO law is directed against human rights NGOs)
Voice of America, April 27, 2016

境外非政府组织境内活动管理法草案提请三审 (FNGO Domestic Activities Management Law draft submitted for 3rd deliberation)
Xinhua, April 25, 2016

境外非政府组织境内活动管理法草案提请三审,规范在华活动保障合法权益 (FNGO Domestic Activities Management Law draft put forward for third deliberation, regulating activities in China and protecting legitimate rights and interests)
Legal Daily, April 26, 2016

Chinese student protest forces university to reverse ruling forcing them to work as unpaid extras on Long March film
South China Morning Post, April 27, 2016

Chinese human rights activist Harry Wu dies
Deutsche Welle, April 27, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

我国核电厂未发生2级以上事故, 环保部将推动核安全立法 (China's nuclear power plants have not experienced more than a level 2 accident, Ministry of Environmental Protection will push for a nuclear safety law)
Legal Daily, April 20, 2016

危化品安全监管缝隙如何填补 (How to fill in the gaps in safety supervisions for hazardous chemicals)
Legal Daily, April 25, 2016

Anti-graft body finds irregularities at China Construction Bank
Reuters, April 27, 2016

China stats bureau called out for profiting from data
Reuters, April 27, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

在践行新发展理念上先行一步让互联网更好造福国家和人民 (In implementing the new development concept, 1st step is to let the Internet better benefit the people and nation)
Legal Daily, April 20, 2016

长沙天心区打造“互联网+综治”新模式, 安全信息网络地图上一点便知 (Changsha's Tianxin district creates new model of “Internet + comprehensive management,” providing a glimpse of online information security map)
Legal Daily, April 20, 2016

网络安全和信息化工作座谈会提出“加快网络立法进程”专家称, 互联网风险亟待网络安全立法化解 (Experts say Cybersecurity and Informationization Conference raises “speeding up Internet legislative process,” cyber risks urgently need Internet security legislation to resolve)
Legal Daily, April 25, 2016

网络视频盗版致行业年损失超百亿 (Internet video piracy causes the industry annual losses of over 10 billion)
Legal Daily, April 26, 2016

网络安全和信息化工作座谈会提出维护网络安全是全社会共同责任,全方位网络安全防线如何构筑 (How to build a comprehensive cybersecurity defense: Cybersecurity and Informationization Conference proposes cybersecurity as the common responsibility of society)
Legal Daily, April 26, 2016

Chinese cyberchiefs preach Internet sovereignty in Moscow
China Digital Times, April 27, 2016

China's anti-pollution tech is booming, but it can't make dirty air go away
The Guardian, April 27, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

参会者谈感受:习近平讲话勾勒网信工作大战略 (Attendees of Cybersecurity and Informatization Conference discuss their impressions: Xi Jinping's speech sketches out grand strategy for cyberspace affairs work)
Legal Daily, April 21, 2016

Joint report to the European Parliament and the Council: Hong Kong Special Administrative Region: Annual Report 2015
European Commission, April 26, 2016

“Let’s fight together”: Hong Kong journalists welcome BBC Chinese service staff to city amid editorial independence fears
South China Morning Post, April 27, 2016

香港学者谈BBC中文部迁港之影响 (Hong Kong journalist discusses the impacts of BBC’s plan to move Chinese service to Hong Kong)
Voice of America, April 28, 2016

Watchdog cites missing bookseller case and SCMP acquisition in annual press freedom report
Hong Kong Free Press, April 28, 2016

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

中央网信办应急局局长方楠:网上反恐是“棋眼” (Cyberspace Administration of China Emergency Department Chief Fang Nan: Online counterterrorism efforts are our “chess eye”
Legal Daily, April 20, 2016