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.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China wants to stop domestic violence, but the legal system still treats it as a lesser crime
The Independent, August 28, 2016

Supporting Women’s Rights in China
Human Rights in China, April 14, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

Q&A forum Fenda shuttered amid media crackdown
China Digital Times, August 26, 2016

China school pollution reports “wrong”—investigation
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 27, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Ai Weiwei planned to sculpt a “redline.” Chinese censors say he crossed one.
The New York Times, August 27, 2016

Striking miners in China’s Shanxi demand “equal pay, benefits” as strike rumbles on
Radio Free Asia, August 28, 2016

河南维权人士邢望力被判刑4年6个月 (Henan rights defender Xing Wangli sentenced to four years six months)
Radio Free Asia, August 26, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China to prosecute former statistics bureau chief for corruption
中国统计局原局长王保安被开除党籍 涉嫌犯罪问题移送司法--中纪委
Reuters, August 26, 2016

My austere Chinese wedding: 20 types of banquets off the menu for China’s Communist Party cadres
South China Morning Post, August 29, 2016

China's Xi reshuffles key party posts ahead of congress
Reuters, August 29, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

中国邀请外国公司参与网络安全规则制定 (China invites foreign companies to participate in the development of Internet security regulations)
Radio Free Asia, August 26, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

“Liberate Hong Kong”: pre-election calls for independence from China grow
The Guardian, August 26, 2016

Frustration and fear in divided Hong Kong
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 28, 2016

How Beijing’s breach of “One Country Two Systems” gave birth to the Hong Kong independence movement
Global Voices, August 27, 2016

Hong Kong's rooftop rebels
Al Jazeera, August 28, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Why Xi Jinping’s bid to put “power in a cage” must go to the very top
South China Morning Post, August 27, 2016

Cantonese: Key to local culture and a symbol of resistance
Hong Kong Free Press, August 28, 2016

Why Legislative Council election results will shape Hong Kong politics up to and beyond 2047
South China Morning Post, August 28, 2016

Communists taking over our schools? Anatomy of a suspected infiltration
Hong Kong Free Press, August 28, 2016

何晓清:中国必须面对自己的历史才有未来 (He Xiaoqing: China must face its own history if it is to have a future)
Voice of America, August 26, 2016