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, May 05, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese woman’s mundane query turns into surreal court scuffle
The New York Times, May 5, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

China said to explore taking stakes in some news websites
Bloomberg, May 3, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

New legal guidelines set clearer criteria for punishments in graft cases
Caixin, May 4, 2016

Meet China’s RoboCop: the robot police officer who doesn’t tire—or second-guess commands
中国智能安保机器人亮相 人权专家担忧被政府滥用
South China Morning Post, May 5, 2016

China slams UN criticism of controls on foreign NGOs
Hong Kong Free Press, May 5, 2016

China: Newly adopted Foreign NGO Law should be repealed, UN experts urge
United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner, May 3, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

It's time Google came back to China
The Diplomat, May 3, 2016

Unorthodox financing fuels a tech dream in China
The Wall Street Journal, May 5, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

學聯就中大校董會主席委任一事之聲明 (Statement by Federation of Students regarding the appointment of CUHK Council chairperson)
InMedia HK, May 5, 2016

人大委员长张德江访港前 香港多个团体准备示威抗议 (Several groups protest before chairman of NPC Standing Committee Zhang Dejiang visits)
Radio Free Asia, May 4, 2016

任建峰指港獨言論不足入罪 批建制派「講到好大」以政治凌駕法律 (Lawyer Kevin Yam: Discussions on Hong Kong’s independence are insufficient to incriminate, pro-establishment camp exaggerates its gravity placing politics above law)
Ming Pao, May 5, 2016

多名法律界人士等發表反港獨宣言 促律政司長檢控香港民族黨發起人 (Several legal field personages issue anti-Hong Kong independence declaration, urging Secretary of Justice to charge organizer of Hong Kong National Party)
Ming Pao, May 4, 2016