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.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Supreme court procedure reduces death sentences by 60%
Caixin, September 13, 2016

Guangdong labor activists to face trial by end of September
China Labor Bulletin, September 13, 2016

China's rights lawyers say judicial white paper “full of lies”
Radio Free Asia, September 13, 2016

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

Access to Information (信息公开)

A Chinese Internet entrepreneur was sentenced to three years in prison for running a porn site
Quartz, September 14, 2016

Citing eroding standards of taste, China says all live-streaming providers must obtain licenses
South China Morning Post, September 14, 2016

Video: Clampdown on reporting from Wukan “rebel village” as protesters are detained
Hong Kong Free Press, September 14, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China cracks down on “rebel” fishing village of Wukan
Deustche Welle, September 13, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China’s legal foundation shaken as 45 lawmakers expelled in unprecedented vote-rigging scandal
South China Morning Post, September 13, 2016

辽宁45名全国人大代表因贿选被褫夺资格 (45 legal representatives from Liaoning province disqualified for electoral fraud)
Radio France Internationale, September 13, 2016

Status, power, connections ... what’s behind the unprecedented voting fraud in electing China’s most powerful organ?
South China Morning Post, September 14, 2016

China charges former senior PetroChina, FAW Group officials with graft: Xinhua
Reuters, September 14, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

U.S. spies think China wants to read your e-mail
Bloomberg, September 13, 2016

Microsoft, Huawei join in cybersecurity message
The Wall Street Journal, September 13, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

「六四紀念館」的發展前景 (Development prospects for "June Fourth museum")
InMedia HK, September 13, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Can China’s best newspaper survive?
ChinaFile, September 13, 2016

Letters from Inside: Ai Weiwei
British Broadcasting Corporation Radio 4, September 2016

Statement upon the third anniversary of the Chinese Human Rights Lawyers Group
China Change, September 13, 2016