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, September 13, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Tibetan self-immolator Tabey moved to punishment cell
Radio Free Asia, September 12, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

The South China Morning Post has suddenly shut down its Chinese-language website
Quartz, September 9, 2016

马云收购南早第一滴血:中文网关门 (“First drop of blood” since Jack Ma’s acquisition of SCMP: Chinese website closes down)
Radio France Internationale, September 10, 2016中国/20160910-马云收购南早第一滴血:中文网关门

阿里巴巴旗下香港南华早报中文网停运 引发猜疑 (Closing down of Hong Kong’s SCMP Chinese website under Alibaba raises suspicions)
Radio France Internationale, September 10, 2016中国/20160910-阿里巴巴旗下的香港南华早报中文网停运-引发猜疑

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese gay activist challenges homosexuality “disorder” textbooks
Reuters, September 12, 2016

It’s actually OK to be gay in China online—just don’t ask for equal rights IRL
Quartz, September 9, 2016

Chinese police fight running battles with villagers in restive Wukan
The Guardian, September 13, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Shock waves from Lin Biao plane crash still echo in lead-up to Chinese Communist Party leadership reshuffle
South China Morning Post, September 12, 2016

Top official at China’s central bank disciplined for paying for banquets, holiday with public money
South China Morning Post, September 12, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

129名电信网络诈骗犯罪嫌疑人从亚美尼亚被带回中国大陆 (129 suspected of telecom network fraud are returned to China from Armenia)
Procuratorate Daily, September 8, 2016

街头视频“紧急查看权”还需细化 (Draft regulations on crime victims’ rights to view street camera footage in cases of emergency still need refinement to ensure proper implementation)
Procuratorate Daily, September 8, 2016

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

俄想限制中国影响, 卡里莫夫去世等到机会 (Russia awaits opportunity to limit China's influence following death of Uzbek President Karimov)
Voice of America, September 7, 2016

中老首次联合反恐演练在云南举行 (China and Laos conduct joint counterterrorism exercises for first time in Yunnan)
China News, September 8, 2016

印媒:中印两国拟携手演练打击跨境恐怖主义 (Indian Media: China and India plan collaborative drills to combat cross-border terrorism)
Xinhua, September 8, 2016

南通开首张“反恐罚单” 警方:警惕身边恐怖主义 (Nantong issues first list of “counterterrorism fines,” urges vigilance against “nearby” terrorism)
Dasuwang, September 8, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

How Beijing manipulates legislative elections in Hong Kong
Global Voices, September 13, 2016

“Hong Kong Independence” graffiti spotted on school wall in Sheung Shui
Hong Kong Free Press, September 13, 2016

黑勢力橫行又一立會當選人遭恐嚇不敢回家美國會表關注 (Another newly elected lawmaker threatened by gang forces and not able to go home, U.S. Congress expresses concern)
Radio France Internationale, September 11, 2016中國/20160911-黑勢力橫行又一立會當選人遭恐嚇不敢回家美國會表關注

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

The people in retreat: An interview with Ai Xiaoming
The New York Review of Books, September 8, 2016

毛泽东逝世40周年纪念日在沉默中度过 (40th anniversary of Mao Zedong’s death passed in silence)
Financial Times, September 13, 2016