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, August 17, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

新疆夫妇申请国家赔偿多次上访, 被判寻衅滋事罪 (Xinjiang couple who applied for state compensation and petitioned multiple times is sentenced for “picking quarrels and provoking trouble”)
Phoenix Online, August 15, 2016

刑事诉讼“合理怀疑”的类型化分析 (Analysis of the classification of “reasonable doubt” in criminal suits)
People's Procuratorate Daily, August 15, 2016

China compels gov't officials to attend court in key administrative lawsuits
Xinhua, August 16, 2016

Chinese rights lawyer “tortured” in detention on subversion charges
Radio Free Asia, August 16, 2016

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers, Defenders and International Reactions: A Brief Chronology
Human Rights in China, August 16, 2016

Former editors of liberal Chinese magazine sue government after being forced out in takeover
South China Morning Post, August 17, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

China’s toad-like 90-year-old former president has become an unlikely idol for the country’s millennials
Quartz, August 16, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Workers must pledge not to protest nuclear waste plant
China Digital Times, August 16, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

甘肃景泰:对县财政局提起行政公益诉讼 (Procuratorate of Baiyin City, Gansu Province carries out public interest litigation against its Jingtai County financial bureau)
People's Procuratorate Daily, August 15, 2016

【青岛市市南区检察院】开展低保救济领域职务犯罪预防 (Procuratorate of Qinghai’s Southern District develops protections against crimes of public office in the areas of emergency and welfare subsidies)
People's Procuratorate Daily, August 15, 2016

Blame shifting intensifies in Beijing as economic growth slows
South China Morning Post, August 17, 2016

Tibetans forced from their land in town near Larung Gar
Radio Free Asia, August 16, 2016

The forgotten Chinese dream: Winning hearts and minds
The Diplomat, August 17, 2016

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

China tries out new hardware in Xinjiang counter-terror exercise
Reuters, August 16, 2016

上海机场航站楼今起实施反恐安检, 旅客乘机须提早预留时间 (Shanghai airport terminal begins counter-terrorism security checks today, departing passengers must arrive early and allow extra time)
People’s Daily, August 15, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Next two terms crucial for One Country, Two Systems, says LegCo pres. Jasper Tsang
Hong Kong Free Press, August 17, 2016

Can Hong Kong’s teachers really be banned from talking independence in class?
South China Morning Post, August 16, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Op-Ed Contributor: The Umbrella Movement fights back
The New York Times, August 16, 2016

香港觀察:香港與內地政經關係怎樣走? (Hong Kong Observations: What is the trend for Hong Kong-mainland political and economic relationship?)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 16, 2016