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 15, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

The rot at the top exposing deep flaws in China’s legislative system
South China Morning Post, September 15, 2016

《中国司法领域人权保障的新进展》白皮书发布 (“New Progress in the Judicial Protection of Human Rights in China” White Paper published)
Procuratorate Daily, 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)

Chinese censors are blocking all information about a bloody crackdown in a fishing village in Guangdong
Quartz, September 14, 2016

Hong Kong journalists among those detained in China's Wukan crackdown
The Straits Times, September 15, 2016

宁夏:扶贫信息要向检察机关及时报备 (Ningxia: Poverty alleviation information shall be promptly provided to procuratorial organs)
Xinhua, September 13, 2016

北京首夺冠,120城市污染源监管信息公开排名发布 (Beijing ranks first among 120 cities in disclosure of information on pollution sources and supervision)
Southern Weekend, September 14, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Police crackdown on Chinese village shows how swiftly reform can be crushed
Time, September 14, 2016

The Chinese democratic experiment that never was
Foreign Policy, September 13, 2016

香港支联会抗议乌坎镇压 促释放村民过中秋 (Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China protests Wukan crackdown, urges release of villagers at Mid-Autumn Festival)
Radio Free Asia, September 14, 2016

民政部:个人在公募平台上发布救助信息不违法 (Ministry of Civil Affairs: Charity Law does not make individual appeals for aid on public donation platforms unlawful)
Beijing Youth Daily, September 8, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

SPC Judge Zhou Fan–another fallen tiger?
Supreme People’s Court Monitor, September 8, 2016

男子被多羁押292天, 申请11万元国家赔偿被拒 (Man is denied request for RMB 110,000 in state compensation for 292 days of excessive detention)
Southern Metropolis Daily, September 13, 2016

China's crackdown on “vote-buying” likely the result of factional warfare: Analysts
Radio Free Asia, September 14, 2016

女大学生因教材污名同性恋状告教育部 (Female university student sues Ministry of Education for defaming LGBT people)
Radio Free Asia, September 13, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Government to boost integration with Internet
China Daily, September 15, 2016

大数据时代:信息公开与公众参与 (“The era of big data: Open Government Information and public participation” discussed at the 2016 Internet and Environment Conference in Xiamen), September 13, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

TVB to stop airing City Forum political debate program
Hong Kong Free Press, September 14, 2016

Hong Kong student fears UK visa may be denied over protest conviction
The Guardian, September 14, 2016

China Liaison Office asked me to dissuade Ken Chow from running for election, Liberal Party’s James Tien says
Hong Kong Free Press, September 14, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Interview: Security fears on both sides block solution for Tibet
Radio Free Asia, September 13, 2016

【立會選舉評論】各大政黨不同階層得票率剖析(文:蔡子強、陳雋文) ([LegCo election commentaries] Analysis on political parties’ votes from different social classes)
Ming Pao, September 15, 2016