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, July 28, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

福建刑事速裁程序试点工作成效显著 (Fujian: Good results shown in expedited criminal procedures pilot)
People's Court Daily, July 25, 2016

农妇不堪辱骂棒打丈夫致死 (Rural woman sentenced to 14 years after beating abusive husband to death with stick)
People’s Court Daily, July 26, 2016

新疆立法预防未成年人犯罪, 对重点青少年群体分类施策和重点预防 (Xinjiang legislates to prevent crimes by minors with policies tailored to targeted groups)
Legal Daily, July 27, 2016

Chinese court sentences American publisher to prison
The New York Times, July 27, 2016

Chinese lawyers group investigates member for questioning Communist Party policy
South China Morning Post, July 28, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Playing Pokémon go in China is not easy, but many are still risking it
Global Voices, July 27, 2016

China detains three for tweeting about Hebei flooding deaths
Radio Free Asia, July 27, 2016

Online activist denies public order charges despite police pressure
李婷玉会见律师否认控罪 曝光警方暗示其做“赵威第二”
Radio Free Asia, July 27, 2016

Drawing the news: Getting over the Wall
China Digital Times, July 27, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China’s Walmart workers strengthen organizing after strikes
China Labor Bulletin, July 27, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

北京首名“红通令”落网者获刑 (Sentence handed down for first corrupt officials snared on Beijing's "Most-Wanted" list)
People’s Court Daily, July 27, 2016

决定10月召开十八届六中全会 (18th Central Committee 6th Plenum to be held in October)
People's Court Daily, July 27, 2016

Parents accuse Chinese police of killing their son during interrogation
South China Morning Post, July 27, 2016

Niece of Tibetan priest flees China, says he died of torture
The Washington Post, July 28, 2016

A Communist insider turned exile, and the secrets he never shared
The New York Times, July 28, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China aims to become Internet superpower by 2050
South China Morning Post, July 28, 2016

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

Tibet, Xinjiang, and China’s strong state complex
The Diplomat, July 28, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong officials to resume talks with mainland on detention notification system
South China Morning Post, July 27, 2016

A controversial new Hong Kong opera will explore the private life of Mao Zedong
Quartz, July 28, 2016