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 27, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

3 labor activists in China get suspended prison terms
The New York Times, September 27, 2016

司法部发文禁律师制造舆论压力 引发律界强烈反弹 (Chinese Ministry of Justice’s issue of regulations inhibits lawyers’ generation of force of public opinion, draws backlash from the legal circle)
Radio Free Asia, September 26, 2016

单仁平:律所管理新规不是为了“整律师” (New law firm regulations are not meant for “picking on lawyers”)
Legal Daily, September 27, 2016
中国庭审公开网开通 将倒逼提升庭审质量、效率和效果 (Launch of Supreme People’s Court website for court hearing public viewing will improve quality, efficiency and effectiveness of hearings)
China National Radio, September 27, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

There’s no debate—censorship limits live access in China to Clinton-Trump face-off
South China Morning Post, September 26, 2016

Minitrue: No U.S. presidential debate live streams
China Digital Times, September 26, 2016

How to watch the first U.S. presidential debate from inside mainland China
Quartz, September 26, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China plans “very detailed” controls over religious activities
Radio Free Asia, September 26, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong and the realities of China’s rise
The New York Times, September 27, 2016

專訪:港學運領袖周永康擬與英政界交流 (Interview: Hong Kong student leader Alex Chow will take the opportunity in the UK to exchange with politicians)
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 26, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Translation: Why Xi’s anti-graft campaign bores me
China Digital Times, September 26, 2016

Ai Weiwei: Xia Lin verdict exposes the unfairness of China's legal system
Cable News Network, September 24, 2016

Hong Kong voters sent a message to Beijing, but will China soften its stance or crack down further?
Hong Kong Free Press, September 25, 2016

当私人谈话变成法庭证据 (When private conversations turn into courtroom evidence)
The New York Times, September 27, 2016

香港終究會出一個夏霖(文:陳帆川) (Sooner or later there will be a Xia Lin from Hong Kong)
Ming Pao, September 27, 2016

「雨傘運動」兩周年 (Second anniversary of the Umbrella Movement)
InMedia HK, September 26, 2016