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, August 12, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Sichuan detains dying miner fighting for compensation
China Labor Bulletin, August 11, 2016

China extends pretrial detention of rights activist again
Radio Free Asia, August 11, 2016

The judicial system. Suppress and support
The Economist, August 11, 2016

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers, Defenders and International Reactions: A Brief Chronology
Human Rights in China, August 8, 2016

屏南县检察院办理首例强制医疗申请案件 (Pingnan County procuratorate handles first application for compulsory medical treatment)
Sina News, August 9, 2016

江苏国税向跨国公司发函:考虑中国立场,留下合理利润 (Jiangsu Tax Office issues memo to multinationals: Think about China’s position, leave behind fair profits)
21st Century Business Herald, August 9, 2016

公安部等八部门发布公告规范居民身份证使用管理: 不得擅自复印扫描居民身份证 (Ministry of Public Security and 78 other departments issue rules on use of citizen ID cards: Unofficial copying or scanning is not allowed)
Legal Daily, August 11, 2016

干货!看懂北京积分落户政策须了解这10大问题 (The skinny! To understand Beijing's points-based residential settlement policy, you must understand these 10 big questions)
Xinhua, August 11, 2016

向家庭暴力说不,邯郸发首张“人身安全保护令” (Say no to domestic violence: Handan county, Hebei, issues first personal protection order)
Xinhua, August 11, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

The East is pink. As online mobs get rowdier, they also get a label
The Economist, August 11, 2016

民政部:不履行信息公开义务的社会团体将被列入异常名录 (Ministry of Civil Affairs: Social organizations that fail to implement their information disclosure obligations will be put on list of “non-conformist organizations”)
Xinhua, August 1, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

德利乌斯:中国的人权状况继续加速恶化 (Society for Threatened Peoples International: Deterioration of human rights situation in China continues to accelerate)
Radio Free Asia, August 11, 2016

美國國務院第18次發表國際宗教自由報告 (U.S. State Department issues 18th international religious freedom report)
Radio France Internationale, August 11, 2016中國/20160811-美國國務院第18次發表國際宗教自由報告

Release of the 2015 annual report on international freedom (IRF)
U.S. Department of State, August 10, 2016

Larung Gar monks, nuns forced to return to their family homes
Radio Free Asia, August 11, 2016

Shattered glass, broken promises a year after Tianjin blasts
Agence France Presse, August 11, 2016

Tianjin disaster still scars firefighters’ families and friends one year on
South China Morning Post, August 11, 2016

The difficulties of moving millions of people
The Wall Street Journal, August 11, 2016

Chinese official denies report of shooting during anti-nuke protests
Radio Free Asia, August 11, 2016

纠正冤假错案必须追责到底 (Correcting miscarriages of justice requires pursuing responsible parties to the very end)
Legal Daily, August 9, 2016

钱仁风获国家赔偿172万:赔偿金是如何计算的? (Qian Renfeng obtained RMB 1.72M: How was the compensation sum calculated?)
Xinhua, August 11, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Business groups slam China's draft cybersecurity rules
South China Morning Post, August 12, 2016

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

河南省三门峡警方开出河南省首张反恐罚单 (Police in Sanmenxia, Henan, issue first counter-terrorism infringement notice)
Henan Daily, August 11, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

“System upgrade”? China visa suspended for foreign visitors entering Guangdong via Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, August 11, 2016

港大逾六成學生支持港獨大公報斥等同鼓吹殺人強姦 (Over 60% of HKU students support Hong Kong independence in a school publication survey—pro-Beijing newspaper Takungpao denounces the “abuse of freedom of speech” on this matter by comparing it with advocating murder and rape)
Radio France Internationale, August 12, 2016中國/20160812-港大逾六成學生支持港獨大公報斥等同鼓吹殺人強姦

【港獨爭拗】環時斥《學苑》教唆與內地玉石俱焚 引港律師指言論犯刑事應檢控 ([Dispute over Hong Kong independence] Global Times denounces HKUSU publication Undergrad for instigating Hong Kong independence “at all cost”, quotes a Hong Kong lawyer’s opinion to claim it as a criminal offence to be charged)
Ming Pao, August 12, 2016

【里約奧運】本土派旺角直播中港賽事 大公報:直播藏「獨」心,「撐自己人」是別有用心 ([Rio Olympic Games] Localists organize live broadcast of Hong Kong-China competition in Mongkok—pro-Beijing newspaper Takungpao claims the activity as a covert advocacy for Hong Kong independence, “support our own people” slogan has ulterior motive)
Ming Pao, August 12, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

The future of China’s legal system
ChinaFile, August 11, 2016

Global Times editor Hu Xijin on U.S.-China relations, press freedom in China, and the June 4 protests
Quartz, August 9, 2016

Is big data increasing Beijing’s capacity for control?
ChinaFile, August 10, 2016

港獨是孤立現象嗎?(文:盧斯達) (Is support for Hong Kong independence an isolated phenomenon?)
Ming Pao, August 12, 2016