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.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

夫妻吵架把妻子打到骨折, 他成了路桥区因家暴被起诉“第一人”(Husband breaks wife’s bones during argument, becomes first person to be prosecuted for domestic violence in Zhejiang’s Luqiao District)
Zhejiang News, May 12, 2016

女子遭家暴杀害醉酒丈夫,庭审引入“专家证人”制度 (In case of woman accused of murdering drunk husband after suffering domestic violence, Chuxiong Intermediate People’s Court in Yunnan introduces “expert witness” system), May 12, 2016

遭遇家暴,兰州一女子申请人身保护令 (Suffering domestic violence, Lanzhou woman applies for a personal protection order)
Gansu Daily, May 12, 2016

把看守所当成“心理康复中心”, 记江西省余江县看守所副教导员黄水标 (Jiangxi detention center instructor urges use of center for psychological recovery)
Legal Daily, May 12, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

China launches “rumor-busting” website to enforce Party line
Legal Daily, May 12, 2016

北京通报“涉嫖娼男子死亡”事件细节 (Beijing releases details on man who died in custody after visiting prostitutes [the Lei Yang case])
Legal Daily, May 12, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese women react to sexual harassment of men
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 16, 2016

Understanding China’s Foreign NGO Activities Law
Lawfare, May 16, 2016

IBAHRI urges review of China’s new law for foreign NGOs
International Bar Association Press Office, May 16, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

[Multimedia series]Cultural Revolution, 50 years on – the pain, passion and power struggle that shaped today’s China
South China Morning Post, May 16, 2016

China marks 50 years since Cultural Revolution with silence
The Guardian, May 16, 2016

国际反贪局联合会第九次年会暨会员代表大会在天津开幕, 孟建柱出席开幕式并致辞 (China’s top law enforcer Meng Jianzhu addresses opening of 9th annual conference of the International Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities in Tianjin)
Legal Daily, May 12, 2016

反贪总局局长:已抓获潜逃境外职务犯罪嫌疑人128名 ((SPP) Anti-Corruption Chief: 128 fugitives suspected of “abuse of public office” crimes have been captured)
People's Daily, May 12, 2016

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

预防暴力犯罪活动, 河北上演“公交反恐演练”(Hebei conducts “counter-terrorist exercise in public transportation” to prevent violent crimes), May 10, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China must set ethical standards for its Belt and Road investments
South China Morning Post, May 16, 2016