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 30, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

妇联:常州市召开“中澳家暴危机干预中心试点项目”总结交流暨反家暴工作推进会 (Women's federation: Changzhou city convenes trial program for “Sino-Australian domestic violence emergency intervention center”)
Municipal All-China Women's Federation, August 26, 2016

律师详解如何申请人身安全保护令 (Lawyer explains how to apply for a personal protection order), August 26, 2016

民政部通报1135家山寨社团 大部分仍在活动 (Ministry of Civil Affairs circulates notice of 1,135 “nonprofits hiding in the hills”, the majority of whom are still active)
Sina News, August 29, 2016

敢向扶贫资金伸“黑手”我们不答应 (They dared to extend their “black hands” into poverty relief funds, we disagreed)
Procuratorate Daily, August 29, 2016

构建合适成年人释法说理机制 (Construct a mechanism for adults to explain laws [to minors])
Procuratorate Daily, August 29, 2016

Environmental Law blunted by crippling court costs
ChinaFile, August 29, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

妻子:遭家暴 要离婚 法院:证据不足 判不离 (Wife: I was domestically abused, and I wanted a divorce: but the evidence was insufficient, and the court did not grant it), August 29, 2016

福清市妇联举办反家庭暴力法律讲座 (Fuqing City women's federation holds lectures on anti-domestic violence law)
Fuqing Qiaoxiang Newspaper Agency, August 29, 2016

China's new film law to tighten censorship
Press Trust of India, August 29, 2016

China regulator to curb news that promotes “Western lifestyles”
South China Morning Post, August 30, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Human rights activists in Jiangsu arrested and detained ahead of G20 summit—report
Hong Kong Free Press, August 29, 2016

Ai Weiwei hits back after being dropped from art show in China's Ningxia
Radio Free Asia, August 29, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Prosperity, stability, control: Beijing’s clashing priorities
China Digital Times, August 29, 2016

Xinjiang Communist Party chief “on his way out” as Beijing reshuffles top provincial jobs
South China Morning Post, August 29, 2016

China to exclude negligent officials from promotion
Xinhua, August 29, 2016

“Every minute counts” –UN experts raise alarm over short-term enforced disappearances International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances
UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, August 30, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

我们怎么就成了“透明人” (How did we become “transparent people”?)
Procuratorate Daily, August 29, 2016

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

沪反恐怖综合演练:直升机、装甲突击车、防弹运兵车轮番登场 (Shanghai comprehensive counter-terrorism drill: helicopters, armored assault vehicles, bullet-proof troop carriers make their appearance one after another)
Xinhua, August 26, 2016

南京依反恐法开罚单:宾馆未实名登记旅客被罚10万 (Nanjing issues fines pursuant to counter-terrorism law: hotel which did not register guests' real names fined 100,000 RMB)
The Paper, August 29, 2016

张春贤反恐语录 (Record of Zhang Chunying's counter-terrorism speech)
Phoenix News, August 29, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Prosecutors seek tougher punishment for youth leaders of Occupy protests Joshua Wong and Nathan Law
South China Morning Post, August 29, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

A prisoner’s human rights report
China Change, August 29, 2016

An open letter to G20 leaders attending the 2016 Hangzhou summit
Initiatives for China, August 29, 2016