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 21, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Two Tibetan monks linked to self-immolation are sentenced in a secret trial
Radio Free Asia, September 20, 2016

As China prepares to try U.S. businesswoman for spying, her husband fights on
Voice of America, September 21, 2016

百位律师联署致信全国人大 要求严惩践踏辩护权行为 (Over a hundred Chinese lawyers send joint petition to NPC demanding strict punishment to regional law enforcement entities that tread on right of defense)
Radio Free Asia, September 20. 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

中国最新NGO紧箍咒:成立组织需与党建工作同时登记 (China's newest straitjacket for NGOs: When establishing an organization one must pledge to help Party-building at the same time)
Radio France Internationale, September 20, 2016

Four held in China's Hunan over bid for independent election candidacy
Radio Free Asia, September 20, 2016

Former leader in Chinese “rebel village” protests in New York during premier’s UN visit
Hong Kong Free Press, September 20, 2016

Thousands protest planned copper smelting plant in China's Heilongjiang
Radio Free Asia, September 20, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

提速、从严、抓关键少数——《中国共产党问责条例》施行两月追踪 (Quickly, strictly, focusing on the critical few—a look at the CPC Accountability Provisions’ first 2 months of implementation)
Legal Daily, September 20, 2016

China to put more focus on retrieving illicit assets overseas in global hunt for corruption fugitives
Reuters, September 20, 2016

China’s troubled north-east provinces face political headwinds
The Hindu, September 21, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

让互联网更好地造福人民 (Let the Internet better benefit the people)
Hubei Daily, September 19, 2016

可远程安装任意APP,小米手机藏后门?小米官方否认 (Xiaomi can remotely install any app on users’ phones—does it have a hidden back door? Xiaomi official denies it)
C114, September 19, 2016

中国最高法:办案可查微信但需保护隐私 (China’s Supreme People’s Court: Weixin data can be searched for criminal investigation while privacy should be protected)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 21, 2016

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

中越在边境举行联合反恐演练, 开创界河水面联合执法新模式 (China and Vietnam hold joint counterterrorism exercises at border, initiating a new model for joint waterborne law enforcement activities along river boundaries)
China News Online, September 20, 2016

“和平使命—2016”上合组织联合反恐军事演习举行三次实兵实弹合练(高清组图) ("Peace Mission 2016": Shanghai Cooperation Organization conducts live-fire joint counterterrorism exercises for 3rd time (high resolution pictures))
Xinhua, September 20, 2016

乌审旗公安局反恐大队进行反恐安全大检查 (Counterterrorism battalion of Wushen Banner’s (Inner Mongolia) Public Security Bureau conducts large-scale inspection of counterterrorism and security)
North News, September 20, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Charted: Chinese property developers are suddenly dominating in Hong Kong
Quartz, September 21, 2016

內地婦與港侄女偽造選民登記囚3至4月 裁判官點名「家庭團聚會」可疑籲調查 (Mainland Chinese woman and Hong Kong niece who forge voter registrations sentenced to 3 and 4 months respectively, judge points out suspiciousness of group “Family Reunion” and urges investigation)
Ming Pao, September 21, 2016

香港特首梁振英被指「官商乡黑」 勾结 (Hong Kong chief executive CY Leung accused of involvement in “government, business, rural authorities, and gangs” collusion)
Radio Free Asia, September 20, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Some insights from a Q&A with the Ministry of Public Security on the Overseas NGO Law
NGOs in China, September 11, 2016