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.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

涉马来西亚电信诈骗案32名台湾嫌犯均已认罪 , 大陆要求台方采取强力措施追查“金主”追赃返赃 (32 criminal suspects in Malaysian telecommunications fraud case plead guilty, mainland requests that Taiwan take strong measures to locate sponsors of criminal conduct so that stolen funds may be returned)
Legal Daily, May 16, 2016

新疆去年抓获千余经济嫌疑人 (Last year Xinjiang seized 1000 suspects for economic crimes)
Legal Daily, May 16, 2016

云南去年破经济犯罪案5904起 (Last year Yunnan solved 5,904 cases of economic crimes)
Legal Daily, May 16, 2016

西藏多部门宣传打击经济犯罪 (Numerous departments in Tibet announce a crackdown on economic crimes)
Legal Daily, May 16, 2016

Family of activist who died in police custody files complaint alleging abuse
South China Morning Post, May 17, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese LGBT fear abuse, UN finds
Voice of America, May 18, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

以史为鉴是为了更好前进 (Learning from history for a better future)
People’s Daily, May 17, 2016

Excerpt from People’s Daily on the Cultural Revolution
The New York Times, May 17, 2016

重庆通报“偷换疫苗”事件调查进展, 疫苗运输储存流向符合规范 (Chongqing announces progress in investigation of “vaccine swap” incident: Vaccines' transport and storage complied with regulations)
Legal Daily, May 16, 2016

精神疾病康复者艰难“回家”路 (The hard road home for those recovering from mental illness)
Legal Daily, May 16, 2016

最高检公布国家赔偿新标准 (Supreme People's Procuratorate announces new standard rate for state compensation [in deprivation of personal liberty cases])
Sichuan Legal News, May 17, 2016

平昌:“猎狐”行动首战告捷 (Ping Chang: First fight in operation "Fox Hunt" was victorious)
Sichuan Legal News, May 16, 2016

China sends graft inspectors to armed forces, academies: Xinhua
Reuters, May 17, 2016

China pressures Europe to stay silent on human rights
The Diplomat, May 15, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

南宁“伪基站”违法犯罪势头得到遏制警方调研称, 信息诈骗犯罪多借“伪基站”设陷阱 (Nanning police curb increasing prevalence of fake and illegal ICT “base stations" used by criminals to set information security traps and send malicious spam messages on mobile devices)
Legal Daily, May 16, 2016

保护公民信息应制定《基本法》 (A Basic Law to protect personal information should be enacted)
Sichuan Legal News, May 17, 2016

An overview of China's first "Right to be Forgotten" lawsuit
Feichangdao, May 16, 2016

Xi Jinping tech speech signals tougher times for foreign firms
The Diplomat, May 17, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

“No to One Belt One Road, Zhang Dejiang get lost”: HK protesters rally against China’s No.3 official
Hong Kong Free Press, May 17, 2016

【短片:張德江訪港】張德江:「一帶一路」可維護世界和平 ([Video: ZDJ visiting HK] Zhang: One Belt One Road can protect world peace)
Ming Pao, May 18, 2016

Smiles on one side, protests on the other as Zhang Dejiang arrives for Hong Kong visit
South China Morning Post, May 17, 2016

张德江访港:社民连成员因展示标语遭拘捕 (ZDJ visiting HK: League of Social Democrats members arrested for putting up slogan banners)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 17, 2016

民陣支聯會遊行抗議張德江 要求撤回人大831決定 (Civil Human Rights Front and Hong Kong Alliance march to protest Zhang’s visit, demanding withdrawal of “831 decision”)
InMedia HK, May 18, 2016

【張德江訪港】被問有否要求張德江為隱暪SARS道歉 高永文無正面回應 ([ZDJ visiting HK] When asked if he requested Zhang to apologize for hiding truth about SARS, Secretary for Food and Health Ko Wing-man doesn’t give direct response)
Ming Pao, May 18, 2016

【張德江訪港】眾志示威被㩒低 拎住白紙都話危? ([ZDJ visiting HK] Demosisto members pressed on the ground while demonstrating—how dangerous is holding a piece of white paper?)
Apple Daily, May 18, 2016

【短片:張德江訪港】澳門海一居業主請願冀中央介入爛尾事件 原定40多人近半被拒入境 入境處:不評論個別個案 (Macau rights defenders petition for central government’s interference into unfinished building case, about half of the original 40+ members get refused to enter Hong Kong, Immigration Department says they would not comment on individual case)
Ming Pao, May 18, 2016

【圖輯:網上熱話】張德江訪港被批擾民 網民翻炒英皇室政要訪港 融入居民 小朋友旁邊玩韆鞦 ([Photo album: Hot topic online] Zhang Dejiang’s visit criticized as nuisance to the city, netizens dig archives of British Royal Family’s visit—integration to citizens’ lives, children playing on the swings beside)
Ming Pao, May 18, 2016

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

Corporate unease over Beijing’s anti-terrorism law isn’t problem unique to China, says senior UN cybersecurity official
South China Morning Post, May 17, 2016

“We’re now on a counterterrorism operation”: Hong Kong police deploy 8,000 officers, threaten “decisive action” against Zhang Dejiang protesters
South China Morning Post, May 18, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

单仁平:“文革”已被彻底否定 (Commentary: The Cultural Revolution has already been completely repudiated), May 17, 2016

李怡|文革50年之一:群眾運動和運動群眾 (Lee Yee|50th anniversary of the Cultural Revolution Part 1: Mass movement and mobilization of the mass)
Apple Daily, May 16, 2016

李怡|文革50年之二:我的文革故事 (Lee Yee|50th anniversary of the Cultural Revolution Part 2: My story during the Cultural Revolution)
Outlet, Date

文革「五十週年」特辑之一 遗忘和记忆 (50th anniversary of the Cultural Revolution special feature Part 1: To forget and to remember)
Radio Free Asia, May 16, 2016

文革“五十周年”特辑 之二 毛二世还是习大帝? (50th anniversary of the Cultural Revolution special feature Part 2: Mao the Second or Xi the Emperor?)
Radio Free Asia, May 17, 2016