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 24, 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

China’s Crackdown on Dissent Could Lead to Unrest, U.N. Adviser Says
The New York Times, August 23, 2016

U.N. rights envoy says Chinese authorities interfered with his work
Reuters, August 23, 2016

UN official criticises China over ‘shrinking space’ for human rights
Financial Times, August 23, 2016

UN expert slams China on human rights
Agence France-Presse, August 23, 2016

UN Envoy: China Must Give Public Voice to Stamp Out Poverty
The Associated Press, August 23, 2016

联合国特别报告员考察中国人权状况 (UN Special Rapporteur inspects China’s human rights situation)
Deutsche Welle, August 23, 2016联合国特别报告员考察中国人权状况/a-19496210

联合国盛赞中国造血式开发扶贫 (UN report praises China's empowerment-style poverty alleviation)
People's Daily, August 23, 2016

UN Expert: Chinese Government Needs “Genuine Accountability”
Human Rights in China, August 23, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Why are Chinese judges resigning?
Supreme People’s Court Monitor, August 23, 2016

维权者吴淦案移送检方 律师会见阅卷均受阻 (Case of rights defender Wu Gan transferred to prosecution, lawyer obstructed from meeting client and examining case file)
Voice of America, August 23, 2016

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers, Defenders and International Reactions: A Brief Chronology
Human Rights in China, August 21, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

How censored is China’s first Tibetan-language search engine? It omits the Dalai Lama’s website
Quartz, August 24, 2016

Leak shows glimpse of “public sentiment guidance” planning
China Digital Times, August 23, 2016

A Chinese news outlet used an incredibly efficient “robot reporter” to cover the Olympics
Quartz, August 24, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China’s Walmart workers take the boss to court
China Labor Bulletin, August 24, 2016

视频:中国女同性恋学生的求婚风波 (Video: Marriage proposal by Chinese lesbian student causes commotion)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 23, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China to formulate accountability system for SOE managers
Xinhua, August 23, 2016

New Zealand police strike deal with Chinese corruption suspect
Channel NewsAsia, August 23, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chinese cyber spies may be watching you, experts warn
Cable News Network, August 23, 2016

At 25, the World Wide Web is still a long way from reality
Wired, August 23, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Fears of suppression amid rumors HK independence topic may be added to professional teacher code
Hong Kong Free Press, August 23, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Public Eye: laugh or cry, but Hong Kong’s independence movement is here to stay
South China Morning Post, August 23, 2016