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, October 04, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

[CHRB] Revised measures on law firms further curb independence of Chinese lawyers (9/21-10/3, 2016)
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, October 3, 2016

Chinese lawyers who highlight abuse of clients to lose jobs under new rules
Radio Free Asia, October 3, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China’s Feminist Five
China Digital Times, October 3, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China’s human rights plan repeats past promises
China Digital Times, September 30, 2016

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

Chinese authorities crack down on ancient Jewish community in Kaifeng
Shanghaiist, October 3, 2016

一汽集团原党委书记、董事长徐建一受贿案开庭 (Bribery trial begins for former Party Secretary and CEO of FAW Automotive)
People’s Procuratorate Daily, September 30, 2016

病情诊断结果被调包 (Prisoner’s medical condition made to look more serious so he could get outside treatment)
People’s Procuratorate Daily, September 30, 2016

法国总工会 (CGT) 谴责对中国劳工维权人士的重判 (French General Confederation of Labour (CGT) condemns China’s heavy sentencing of labor rights defenders)
China Labour Bulletin, September 29, 2016法国总工会-cgt-谴责对中国劳工维权人士的重判

Second-class citizens: Beijing offers residency certificate to migrants, but equality is still far away
South China Morning Post, October 3, 2016

Behind the NPC vote-buying scandal: how Beijing went on the warpath after its preferred candidates lost
South China Morning Post, October 4, 2016

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

China's new security robot goes on patrol at Shenzhen airport, terrorists flee in terror
Shanghaiist, September 23, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Independence banners hung at HK universities in defiance of China: media
Reuters, October 1, 2016

【中史課改】不出席城市論壇 教局網上發文逐點解畫 籲討論回歸專業 ([Chinese history curriculum revision] Edu Bureau refuses to appear at City Forum, issues article online to explain revision plan, calling for the discussion’s “return to the education profession”)
Ming Pao, October 2, 2016

香港候任议员称解决房屋问题必须破除「官商乡黑」勾结 (Hong Kong lawmaker-elect: In order to solve housing problem, “government, business, rural authorities, and gangs collusion” must be eradicated)
Radio Free Asia, October 3, 2016

香港亲中报纸批张德江引贪腐入港 (Pro-Beijing Hong Kong newspaper denounces Zhang Dejiang for bringing corruption into Hong Kong)
Voice of America, October 3, 2016

How Hong Kong’s Legislative Council chooses its leader
South China Morning Post, October 3, 2016

Hong Kong’s onion interviews Chinese tourists
China Digital Times, September 30, 2016

內地遊客須入鄉隨俗(文:歐陽五) (Mainland tourists should follow the local customs where they travel to)
Ming Pao, October 4, 2016

CY Leung denies his legal threats against Apple Daily affect Hong Kong’s press freedom
Hong Kong Free Press, October 4, 2016

”Mao Zedong had a human side”
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 4, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Hong Kong must wake up to the danger of Beijing’s meddling
South China Morning Post, October 3, 2016