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.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Cover-up of the week: Death by drinking boiled water
China Digital Times, May 12, 2016

宁夏监狱刑罚执行案全网办 (Ningxia handles all changes in sentencing online)
Legal Daily, May 10, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

【时评】毒地信息公开别再靠倒逼了 ([Editorial] Information on toxic land should be publicly available, disclosure should not require compulsion)
Beijing News, May 9, 2016

Chinese tycoons’ and Communist Party officials’ personal data leaked on Twitter
South China Morning Post, May 12, 2016

Free speech is under attack, from Beijing to Istanbul
The Guardian, May 12, 2016

“What mistake did we make?” Victims of Cultural Revolution seek answers, 50 years on
The Guardian, May 13, 2016

The foreigner advising Beijing on propaganda
The Wall Street Journal, May 13, 2016

大陆禁播人权议题纪录片“流氓燕” 首度在台湾公演 (Human rights documentary banned in China “Hooligan Sparrow” premieres in Taiwan)
Radio Free Asia, May 12, 2016

傳《環時》被指違反報道紀律 遭勒令一個月內整改 (“Global Times” allegedly accused of breaching reporting discipline, ordered to rectify within one month)
Ming Pao, May 13, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

民政部公布第六批“离岸社团” “山寨社团”名单 (Ministry of Civil Affairs releases 6th list of “offshore social organizations” and “fake social organizations”)
Ministry of Civil Affairs, May 10, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中意警方首次联合巡逻开启中国警察赴欧执法合作先河, 越来越多中国警察异国合作执法 (Chinese police increasingly engaging in law enforcement cooperation with foreign countries: Sino-Italian joint patrol kicks off Chinese police's first law enforcement cooperation in Europe)
Legal Daily, May 10, 2016

Beijing man suspected of soliciting prostitution dies in police custody
People’s Daily, May 10, 2016

The eclipse of the Communist Youth League and the rise of the Zhejiang clique
The Jamestown Foundation, May 11, 2016

Parents try to sue government on eighth anniversary of Sichuan quake
Radio Free Asia, May 12, 2016

河南农民遭错判被羁7年, 申请赔偿272万获赔73万 (Henan farmer who was wrongly imprisoned for 7 years applied for RMB 2.72 million in state compensation but received RMB 730,000)
The Paper, May 10, 2016

习近平老家举办“纪念文革50周年座谈会” 引发舆论警惕 (Xi Jinping’s hometown hosts conference commemorating 50th anniversary of Cultural Revolution, provokes discussions and warnings)
Radio Free Asia, May 10, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

治山寨社团, 黑名单仅是第一步 (In controlling “fake social groups,” a black list is just the first step)
Beijing Business Times, May 9, 2016

U.S. focusing intently on China's cyber commitments
Voice of America, May 12, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

New U.S. gov’t report says bookseller saga may be “most significant breach” of One Country, Two Systems
Hong Kong Free Press, May 12, 2016

Hong Kong glues bricks to pavements as top Beijing official makes visit
The Guardian, May 13, 2016

Pro-Beijing group hits back at “Ten Years” mania with anti-Occupy “Blood Umbrella” film
Hong Kong Free Press, May 13, 2016

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

北京警方缉枪治爆破案30起 (Beijing police solve 30 cases involving guns and explosives)
Legal Daily, May 10, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China's middle-class anxieties
The New York Times, May 11, 2016

Refusing to honor labor rights backfires on China
The New York Times, May 13, 2016

书评:文革的问题和答案 (Book review: The questions and answers of the Cultural Revolution)
Financial Times, May 13, 2016