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 19, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Further violence against Chinese judges
Supreme People’s Court Monitor, September 18, 2016

In triumph for Trudeau, China frees Canadian detained for years
Reuters, September 16, 2016

Body of missing Chinese woman lawyer found at the foot of mountain in Shaanxi
South China Morning Post, September 19, 2016

China: Freed Canadian man treated “based on law”
Voice of America, September 16, 2016

Chinese citizens are being arrested for sharing news about the Wukan village rebellion online
Quartz, September 16, 2016

律师会见苏昌兰身体状况欠佳 丈夫拟再申请取保候审 (Lawyer reports seeing Su Changlan in poor health, her husband prepares to apply for bail the third time)
Radio Free Asia, September 16, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Tibet is harder to visit than North Korea. But I got in and streamed live on Facebook.
The Washington Post, September 16, 2016

Wukan protests: police deny violence against Hong Kong journalists in Chinese village crackdown
South China Morning Post, September 17, 2016

香港記協抗議陸豐警方毆打驅趕港媒記者 (Hong Kong Journalists Association condemns Lufeng police’s violent expulsion of Hong Kong journalists)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 15, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Ilham Tohti’s nomination for Sakharov Prize welcomed by laureate and scholars
China Change, September 19, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China charges brother of former aide to retired president over graft
Reuters, September 18, 2016

China's State Council officials pledge allegiance to the Constitution
Xinhua, September 18, 2016

Beijing petitioners spend moon festival hungry as Party warns against corruption
Radio Free Asia, September 16, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

How China’s cyberspace administration works
China Digital Times, September 16, 2016

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

Police on the lookout for three Uyghurs
Radio Free Asia, September 16, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

In Pictures: Hong Kong lights candles to support “rebel” Chinese village
Hong Kong Free Press, September 18, 2016

【短片:烏坎拉人】百人中聯辦示威聲援烏坎 要求釋放林祖戀 緝拿貪員及徹查港記被打 ([Video: Wukan arrests] A hundred people rally at Liaison Office in support of Wukan protesters, demanding release of Lin Zulian, arrest of corrupt officials, and investigation into violence done to Hong Kong journalists)
Ming Pao, September 17, 2016

Denise Ho: the Cantopop Queen on a crusade against China's Communist party
The Guardian, September 19, 2016

Ready for battle? Doubts surface about Legco novices as average age of Hong Kong lawmakers falls to 49
South China Morning Post, September 18, 2016

LegCo Election 2016: Ballot papers outnumbered voter turnout in at least 5 polling stations
Hong Kong Free Press, September 18, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Will China soon control American movies?
The Washington Post, September 15, 2016

The civilized village
China Media Project, September 15, 2016