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.

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

七类情形检察机关应当予以救助 (7 circumstances where procuratorial organs shall provide legal aid)
Procuratorate Daily, August 31, 2016

人民检察院国家司法救助工作细则(试行) (Detailed Rules for People's Procuratorates’ Engagement in National Legal Aid Work (for trial implementation))
Procuratorate Daily, August 31, 2016

周世锋家属申请会见被拒 张凯公开忏悔后国保登门 (Family of Zhou Shifeng request to meet him but is refused; Zhang Kai’s home visited by public security after he openly repents)
Radio Free Asia, August 31, 2016

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

Guangdong labor activists detained without trial for nine months
China Labor Bulletin, September 1, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese school with mass illness is deemed safe, but many doubt findings
The New York Times, September 1, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Beijing student takes on sexual harassment with “awareness map”
Global Times, August 31, 2016

China's Charity Law to take effect Thursday
Xinhua, August 31, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

冒名顶罪行不通, 兄弟之名归本位 (Impersonating someone else to commit a crime will get you nowhere: A younger brother, incorrectly sentenced for his elder brother’s crime, has his name “returned” and is released)
Procuratorate Daily, August 31, 2016

刑事错案的定义标准及防范制度的完善 (Defining standards and perfecting prevention systems for miscarriages of justice in criminal cases)
Legal Daily, August 31, 2016

U.S. woman held by China for “spying” was tortured: Lawyer
Radio Free Asia, August 31, 2016

在中国被拘一年 美籍华商涉间谍罪被起诉 (U.S. businesswoman detained for one year on espionage charges is prosecuted)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 30, 2016

Why Chinese President Xi Jinping is reshuffling party members
Deutsche Welle, August 30, 2016

China's new Tibet party chief urges stronger criticism of Dalai Lama
Reuters, September 1, 2016

Crackdown on PLA corruption targets former regional commander
South China Morning Post, September 1, 2016

Put human rights first, Canadian groups urge PM during G20 China trip
Hong Kong Free Press, September 1, 2016

G20前夕美国家安全顾问会晤中国人权人士 (On the eve of G20 summit U.S. National Security Advisor meets with Chinese human rights defenders)
Voice of America, September 1, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China sets new tone in drafting cybersecurity rules: Allows Microsoft, Cisco, other foreign tech companies join influential Technical Committee 260
The Wall Street Journal, August 31, 2016

China: The new world leader in mobile technology
The Diplomat, August 31, 2016

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

中国进军中亚时谁袭击了吉尔吉斯中国使馆 (At a time when China is advancing into Central Asia, who attacked the Chinese embassy in Kyrgyzstan?)
Voice of America, August 29, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Two years after the Occupy protests, Hong Kong’s divided democracy movement challenges Beijing in the polls
Quartz, September 1, 2016

War of words over independence heats up ahead of Hong Kong election
Radio Free Asia, August 31, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Obama goes to Hangzhou
China Change, September 1, 2016

Interview: Jerome Cohen
The Diplomat, September 1, 2016