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, September 12, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese police detain a second Tibetan monk at Thangkor Socktsang monastery
Radio Free Asia, September 9, 2016

Tibetan protest monk released early from five-year prison term
Radio Free Asia, September 9, 2016

China says has tightened judicial procedures to protect rights
Reuters, September 12, 2016

Full text: New Progress in the Judicial Protection of Human Rights in China
The State Council Information Office, September 12, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

上海慈善捐赠总额五年超过120亿, 慈善捐赠的流程是什么 (Shanghai's charitable donations top RMB 12 billion over 5 years, what is the process for charitable giving?), September 6, 2016

China's Wukan protests continue after village chief found guilty of graft
Voice of America, September 9, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Top Tianjin official’s exit “may trigger Politburo power plays”
South China Morning Post, September 12, 2016

国办推动设立“全国残疾预防日”, 贫困严重精神障碍患者纳入救助 (State Council General Office establishes "National Disability Prevention Day," impoverished sufferers of serious mental disabilities now eligible for medical aid)
Legal Daily, September 7, 2016

明星企业何以暗管排污十余年 (How a famous business was able to use illegal pipes to discharge pollution for over 10 years: 9 government agents cumulatively accepted RMB 2.75M in bribes)
Procuratorate Daily, September 7, 2016

What if China’s leaders were as keen on reform as they are on fighting graft?
South China Morning Post, September 10, 2016

研究:中国逾半基建项目导致重大浪费 (Studies: Over half of China’s infrastructure projects generate enormous wastage)
Financial Times, September 12, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

大数据新政出炉倒计时,10股即将爆发 (Big gains expected in 10 stocks as government policy on big data is imminent), September 7, 2016

China to unveil 13th Five-Year Plan on big data industry in 2016
Xinhua Finance, September 7, 2016

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

Uighurs, wary of China’s response to Kyrgyzstan attack, trying to stop militancy
Voice of America, September 9, 2016

AP EXPLAINS: How Uighur militants are affecting China
The Associated Press, September 9, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Apparently, being pro-China in Hong Kong is no guarantee against political threats from Beijing
Global Voices, September 10, 2016

The three from Beijing who forced me to drop out of election were from a “secret department,” says Ken Chow
Hong Kong Free Press, September 8, 2016

New politics, new journalism in Hong Kong
The Listening Post, September 10, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

What is Hu Shigen thought and the “topple-the-wall” movement anyway?
China Change, September 11, 2016

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

The kids are alright: Hong Kong’s latest elections are proof the Umbrella Movement did not fail
Hong Kong Free Press, September 11, 2016

Sieren's China: Umbrella voters win small in Hong Kong
Deutsche Welle, September 11, 2016

The Missing Bookseller: Lam Wing-kee’s ordeal, in full and in his own words
Hong Kong Free Press, September 11, 2016