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.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Lawyers' wives petition Beijing over persecution ahead of National Day
Radio Free Asia, September 29, 2016

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers, Defenders and International Reactions: A Brief Chronology
Human Rights in China, September 13, 2016

“两高两部”联合“再诊”社区矫正 (Supreme People’s Court, Supreme People’s Procuratorate, Ministry of Public Security, Ministry of Justice “re-examine” community corrections work, jointly issue interpretation on collaborative management)
People’s Procuratorate Daily, September 29, 2016

China jails women's rights campaigner after “torture” in detention
Radio Free Asia, September 29, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Full text: National Human Rights Action Plan of China (2016-2020)
China Central Television, September 29, 2016

Former Guangzhou party chief Wan Qingliang jailed for life for corruption
South China Morning Post, September 30, 2016

Chengguan, widely despised officers in China, find refuge and a kind ear
The New York Times, September 30, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

梁振英律師信警告蘋果日報不得阻礙他連任 (CY Leung issues legal letter threatening to sue Apple Daily, warning to not harm his chances of re-election)
Radio France Internationale, September 30, 2016政治/20160930-梁振英律師信警告蘋果日報不得阻礙他連任

Journalism watchdog “shocked” as CY Leung accuses Apple Daily of defamation
Hong Kong Free Press, September 30, 2016

雨伞运动两周年 香港团体办纪念活动 (Hong Kong groups commemorate the 2nd anniversary of Umbrella Movement)
Deutsche Welle, September 28, 2016雨伞运动两周年香港团体办纪念活动/a-35914399

South China Morning Post confirms closure of HK Magazine after 25 years in print—website to be deleted
Hong Kong Free Press, September 28, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

The return of Mao: a new threat to China’s politics
The Financial Times, September 30, 2016

文革:极权制下的群众运动 (The Cultural Revolution: Mass movement under totalitarianism)
The Financial Times, September 30, 2016

A sad end: HK Magazine was the canary in the coal mine
Hong Kong Free Press, September 30, 2016

香港與內地融合進程的反思(文:鄭宏泰、尹寶珊) (Reflections on the course of Hong Kong-mainland integration)
Ming Pao, September 30, 2016

雨傘運動,是香港人的大勝! (Umbrella Movement is a great victory for Hongkongers)
InMedia HK, September 30, 2016