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 22, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

消息称温州股民状告证监会获立案 (Reports say Wenzhou shareholder successfully files case against China’s Securities Regulatory Commission)
China Finance Online, September 20, 2016

河南同性恋男子被送精神病院, 脱身后状告医院 (Henanese homosexual man forcefully sent to mental health institution for “conversion therapy,” sues hospital for infringement of his personal freedom upon escape)
Radio Free Asia, September 21, 2016

Canada to discuss extradition treaty as France returns graft suspect
China Digital Times, September 21, 2016

Courts to accept WeChat posts as evidence in criminal cases
Caixin, September 21, 2016

【视频】中国著名民主人士张林获提前释放 (Prominent democracy activist, Zhang Lin, eligible for early release)
Radio Free Asia, September 20, 2016

Prominent Chinese rights lawyer Xia Lin sentenced to 12 years’ jail for fraud
South China Morning Post, September 22, 2016

中国维权律师夏霖诈骗罪成被判监12年 (Chinese rights defense lawyer Xia Lin sentenced to 12 years in prison for fraud)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 22, 2016

湖南维权律师谢阳案移交检方仍被拒会见律师 (Case of Hunan rights lawyer Xie Yang transferred to prosecution, still refused meeting with lawyer)
Voice of America, September 21, 2016

Xinjiang writer Zhang Haitao’s appeal of 19-year sentence delayed again
Hong Kong Free Press, September 22, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Big data lens on China's economy (mostly) affirms official stats
Bloomberg, September 20, 2016

U.S. and China release fossil fuel subsidy peer reviews
The Guardian, September 20, 2016

China’s censors scrubbed a Hong Kong popstar’s music from the Internet because she supports democracy
Quartz, September 22, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

What not to expect from Chinese SOE reform
Andrew Batson’s Blog, September 21, 2016

PLA colonel who oversees quality control for aircraft carriers placed under investigation, sources say
South China Morning Post, September 21, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

电信网络犯罪案件冻结资金返还规定发布 (Provisions for the freezing and return of funds in telecommunications and Internet crimes released)
Legal Daily, September 21, 2016

电信网络新型违法犯罪案件冻结资金返还若干规定 ([Full Text] Certain provisions on the freezing and return of funds in new forms of criminal cases involving telecommunications and Internet crimes)
Ministry of Public Security, September 21, 2016

合力打造电子数据“安检系统” (Combining forces to build an electronic data "safety inspection system")
Procuratorate Daily, September 21, 2016

关于办理刑事案件收集提取和审查判断电子数据若干问题的规定 (Regulations on the Collection and Examination of Electronic Data in Criminal Cases)
Procuratorate Daily, September 21, 2016

China launches cyber security talent training nationwide
Global Times, September 20, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong's “pro-Beijing” camp is imploding from within in the media
Global Voices, September 22, 2016

Gov’t loses challenge to unlawful assembly sentences against Occupy activists Nathan Law, Joshua Wong, Alex Chow
Hong Kong Free Press, September 21, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

In Wukan, making a clean sweep
China Media Project, September 22, 2016

Lawyer Xia Lin will be sentenced on September 22, and it will have nothing to do with the law
China Change, September 21, 2016