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 20, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

从“办事模式”到“办案模式” (Local procuratorate in Xinxiang, Henan Province, adopts scientific, fact-based approach to handling cases)
Procuratorate Daily, September 15, 2016

80%以上公益诉讼案件通过诉前程序得到有效解决 (Shandong pilots public interest litigation reform in 6 cities: Pre-trial procedures effectively resolved more than 80% of lawsuits)
Procuratorate Daily, September 19, 2016

China detains woman for posting news on Wukan crackdown
Voice of America, September 19, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

湖南:政务进“玻璃房” 群众吃“放心丸” (Hunan: When government work is transparent inside a “glass house,” the masses will be at ease)
Hunan Daily, September 19, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese women’s film festival pushes for end to gender inequality
South China Morning Post, September 20, 2016

Gay pride: China activists fight “conversion therapy”
Hong Kong Free Press, September 20,2 016

“No struggles, but also no joys:” What it’s like growing up gay in China
Quartz, September 19, 2016

Exiled Chinese writer's new novel penned in secret while in prison
Radio Free Asia, September 19, 2016

Fifth fugitive connected to China’s “democracy village” protests surrenders, as police deny mistreating reporters
Hong Kong Free Press, September 20, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

两份判决书:内容一样,时间不同?上海市金山区检察院监督纠正一起程序违法案件 (Shanghai Jinshan District procuratorate supervises correction of procedural violations in case that resulted in same judgment issued twice on separate dates)
Procuratorate Daily, September 19, 2016

山东强拆烧死人,涉案官员获轻判 (Man burnt to death during forced demolition in Shandong, official suspected of involvement gets light sentence)
Southern Metropolis Daily, September 19, 2016

非刑事司法赔偿的进步与短板 (Progress and shortcomings in non-criminal judicial compensation)
Beijing Times, September 19, 2016

专访"和平使命-2016"联合反恐演习联合集群中方指挥员 (Feature interview with Chinese group commander for "Peace Mission 2016" joint counterterrorism exercises)
Xinhua, September 19, 2016

刘吉强申请1937万国家赔偿 (Liu Jiqiang, jailed for 18 years after wrongful murder conviction, seeks RMB 19.37 M in state compensation)
Beijing Morning Post, September 19, 2016

Chinese urban enforcement officers punished for taking melons from illegal street vendor
South China Morning Post, September 20, 2016

Chinese police repatriate first fugitive from France: Xinhua
Reuters, September 19, 2016

China punishes local officials after grisly village killings
Washington Post, September 17, 2016

China steps up demolition, evictions at Larung Gar Buddhist center
Radio Free Asia, September 19, 2016

中国抨击欧盟议会邀请达赖喇嘛访问 (China censures European Parliament over Dalai Lama visit)
Radio Free Asia, September 19, 2016

联合国秘书长潘基文被要求正视西藏人权问题 (Demonstrators ask UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to face Tibetan human rights problems squarely)
Radio Free Asia, September 19, 2016

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

新疆边防机动部队开展反恐演练提升实战水平 (Xinjiang border protection mobile unit starts counterterrorism exercises to enhance live combat skills)
CCTV Online, September 16, 2016

上合组织联合反恐军事演习“和平使命--2016”正式开始 (Shanghai Cooperation Organization officially launches "Peace Mission 2016" joint counterterrorism military exercises)
KazInform, September 16, 2016

本周五天河城将进行反恐演习 (Tianhe City, Guangdong, to conduct counterterrorism exercises this Friday)
Dayoo, September 19, 2016

Authorities detain 17 in connection with deadly Sept. 10 blast in Xinjiang's Hotan
Radio Free Asia, September 19, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

The young activists in Hong Kong’s fight for self-determination
The Irish Times, September 20, 2016

港大中文學院近半普通話授課 學生憂粵語課「滅絕」 校方:難聘本地教師 (Students worried about “annihilation” of Cantonese courses as half of HKU Department of Chinese courses are taught in Putonghua, school’s excuse: hard to recruit local teaching staff)
Ming Pao, September 19, 2016