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, July 25, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

柳江县一男子违反人身保护令对妻子实施家暴被拘留 (Guangxi man detained after violating personal protection order and committing domestic violence against his wife)
Xinhua, July 21, 2016

男子醉打妻子 德州发出首份《家庭暴力告诫书》 (Dezhou, Shandong issues first “Domestic Violence Written Warning” after drunken man hits wife)
Xinhua, July 18, 2016

辽宁:拒不监护留守儿童的可撤销监护人资格 (Liaoning: Guardians of left-behind children who fail to fulfill their duties risk revocation of guardianship status)
Shenyang Net, July 17, 2016

Forcibly hospitalized petitioner deemed “mentally ill” finally declared well enough for jail
South China Morning Post, July 23, 2016

Jailed Chinese activist “considers” ending hunger strike, requests transfer
【视频】郭飞雄愿考虑停止绝食 但须转监狱
Radio Free Asia, July 22, 2016

Sister Says Guo Feixiong Will Not Stop Hunger Strike
杨茂平: 郭飞雄会活着走出监狱吗?
Human Rights in China, June 15, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

上海一律师起诉市交通委员会要求其公开购买车牌拍卖服务 (Shanghai lawyer sues Municipal Traffic Committee seeking information disclosure about auction services for purchasing car license plates)
Legal Daily, July 15, 2016

Flood buffer
Chublic Opinion, July 24, 2016

CPC to boost presence in primary, middle school education
Xinhua, July 22, 2016

Publisher of book on Xi Jinping claims he was threatened—report
Hong Kong Free Press, July 22, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Traumatized villagers in Chinese flood village say authorities failed to warn them of disaster
South China Morning Post, July 24, 2016

Tibetans in Sichuan parade photo of Dalai Lama in defiance of Chinese ban
Radio Free Asia, July 22, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

全国首起大气污染公益诉讼案一审宣判 (Company found guilty for excessive emissions in nation's first public interest atmospheric pollution case)
Global Times, July 21, 2016

博罗公安非法刑拘打假人作出国家赔偿 (Boluo county, Guangdong police issue state compensation and apology after unlawful detention of counterfeiters)
China Quality News, July 18, 2016

山东强力推进专项立案监督活动, 省检察院挂牌督办13起案件 (Shandong rigorously promotes specialist case filing supervision activities, provincial procuratorate commences supervision and handling of 13 cases)
Procuratorate Daily, July 21, 2016

China to shut churches in G20 host city on safety grounds—reports
The Guardian, July 22, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Apple’s China problem is that local phones are good—and cheap
Bloomberg, July 24, 2016

Beijing cyberspace watchdog “orders news arms of major portals to close”
South China Morning Post, July 23, 2016

”Security is only as good as your fastest computer”
Foreign Policy, July 21, 2016

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

各国需要携手加强反恐合作 (All countries must collaborate to strengthen counterterrorism cooperation)
Hainan Daily, July 17, 2016

(国际随笔) 反恐不能单靠“紧急状态” ([International Informal Essay] Counterterrorism initiatives cannot rely solely upon “State of Emergency” declaration)
China Workers Daily, July 18, 2016

积极回应人民群众平安需求深化平安中国建设 (Actively respond to the public’s demand for safety, deepen construction of a safe China)
Procuratorate Daily, July 21, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Mysterious confession fuels fears of Beijing's influence on Hong Kong's top newspaper
The Guardian, July 25, 2016

More young Hongkongers back independence and are less supportive of peaceful protest, poll shows
South China Morning Post, July 25, 2016

Legco hopefuls launch legal challenge following gov’t’s new “One China” election pledge
Hong Kong Free Press, July 23, 2016

CY Leung not the problem, Hong Kong’s political system is, says Polytechnic University lecturer-turned-activist “Teacher Siu-lai”
“小丽老师”:香港问题不在于梁振英 而在政治制度缺陷
South China Morning Post, July 25, 2016

【立會選舉】梁天琦稱不再向選管會供資料 將提司法覆核 ([LegCo election] Hong Kong Indigenous Edward Leung says he won’t provide further information to the Electoral Affairs Commission, will apply for judicial review)
Ming Pao, July 25, 2016

選管會不能阻梁天琦參選 (Electoral Affairs Commission cannot stop Edward Leung from running for LegCo seat)
InMedia HK, July 23, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Podcast: The dictator’s dilemma: The Communist Party of China’s strategy for survival
Council on Foreign Relations, July 21, 2016