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.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Focus Topic: Extreme Poverty and Human Rights (专题:赤贫和人权)

End-of-mission statement on China, by Professor Philip Alston, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights
UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, August 23, 2016

China: “Poverty alleviation needs to be accompanied by accountability”–UN expert on extreme poverty and human rights
UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, August 23, 2016

UN expert on extreme poverty and human rights to visit China
UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, August 10, 2016

补贴“被领取”,村民不知情 (Their subsidies were being “withdrawn,” but the villagers had no idea)
Procuratorate Daily, August 22, 2016

云南鲁甸一副局长震后重建中受贿, 获刑1年3个月 (Deputy bureau chief in Yunnan's Ludian County who took bribes in post-earthquake reconstruction sentenced to one year and three months)
Xinhua, August 18, 2016

扶贫开发难点较多, 亟需靠法律途径解决, 代表委员建议制定扶贫法 (Committee delegates propose poverty assistance law: Legal channels urgently needed to resolve numerous difficulties in expanding poverty alleviation)
Legal Daily, March 14, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

律师事务所收费, 三种情况下, 实行政府指导价 (In three kinds of situations, law firm charges should follow the government’s indicative price range)
East Asia Economic And Trade News, August 22, 2016

Imprisoned Chinese activist Guo Feixiong ends hunger strike after 101 days
Hong Kong Free Press, August 23, 2016

New HRIC Translation: Essay by Lawyer Gao Zhisheng on Imprisoned Rights Activist Guo Feixiong
Human Rights in China, August 9, 2016

As the school year begins, Chinese dissidents' children are left out in the cold
Radio Free Asia, August 22, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

未按规定公开信息 将取消承接政府购买服务资格, 社会团体信息公开有了新政策 (Eligibility for government procurement contracts to be cancelled if regulations on open government information not followed, new policy on open government information for community organizations)
Daily News, August 18, 2016

Minitrue: Don’t hype actor’s affair accusations
China Digital Times, August 22, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

王宝强可以向马蓉索赔吗? (Could Wang Baoqiang seek damages from Ma Rong?)
Tianjin News, August 22, 2016

广州发布家庭暴力典型案例, 男方被骂没用他用刀划伤妻子 (Guangzhou announces typical domestic violence cases, in one, a man who was criticized for being useless took up a knife and planned to harm his wife)
Jinyang Online, August 22, 2016

市妇联设立首个反家暴行动组 (City's Women's Federation establishes first anti-domestic violence action group)
Southern Daily, August 22, 2016

China’s new NGO rules call for organizations to adhere to party leadership
Hong Kong Free Press, August 23, 2016

Firing of teacher battling cancer prompts an outcry in China
The New York Times, August 23, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

四个大学生坐牢一年半 检方撤诉了, 事发广西,4人现欲申请国家赔偿 (Four university students spent one and a half years in jail before the procuratorate withdrew the prosecution case, now they want to apply for state compensation)
Southern Metropolis Daily, August 22, 2016

名誉受损, 白银女子状告公安局 (Her reputation tarnished, Baiyin City woman sues public security bureau)
Gansu Daily, August 22, 2016

A new measure for China’s economy: The “repression index”
The Wall Street Journal, August 23, 2016

China investigates Tianjin vice mayor for corruption
Reuters, August 22, 2016

Three Chinese military officers committed suicide this month
The Hindu, August 22, 2016

Claims of widespread harvesting of prisoners’ organs in China “ridiculous” … we stopped doing it last year, committee chief insists
South China Morning Post, August 23, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

中央网信办:加快网络安全审查等领域标准制定 (Office of Central Leading Group for Cyberspace Affairs: Speed up drafting of standards for cybersecurity examinations and other areas)
Beijing News, August 22, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Independence, “thought crime” and the Singaporification of Hong Kong
Hong Kong Free Press, August 23, 2016