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 11, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese lawyers petition State Council to recall rules “aimed at silencing critics”
South China Morning Post, October 10, 2016

Six years on, China's jailed Nobel Laureate, family face a bleak future
Radio Free Asia, October 7, 2016

Liu Xiaobo: A Chronology of Activism
Human Rights in China, April 9, 2010

Imprisoned Chinese minority scholar given human rights award
The Hindu, October 11, 2016

中国五部门联合要求完善刑事案件讯问制度 (Five Chinese departments jointly demand for improvement in interrogation system of criminal cases)
Radio France Internationale, October 10, 2016中国/20161010-中国两部三院联合发文要求完善刑事案件讯问制度

Access to Information (信息公开)

Kidnapped by China: Beijing's battle against dissidents and free speech
The Diplomat, October 7, 2016

Word of the week: Dinner party
China Digital Times, October 6, 2016

Students raise privacy fears after liberal Chinese university installs CCTV cameras in lecture halls
South China Morning Post, October 10, 2016

Who are the Chinese trolls of the “50 cent army”?
Voice of America, October 7, 2016

China’s Tibet tourism statistics just don’t add up
The Washington Post, October 6, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Former Chinese lawmaker gets suspended death sentence over bribes
Associated Press, October 10, 2016

China anti-corruption campaign backfires
The Financial Times, October 10, 2016

China tries again to stop confessions through torture
Reuters, October 10, 2016

Two Chinas: The Nomenklatura and the rest
The Diplomat, October 10, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

U.S. gov’t urged to rethink Hong Kong policy if threats to autonomy, rule of law, press freedom continue
Hong Kong Free Press, October 7, 2016

【黃之鋒泰國被扣押】泰首相稱是「中國議題」 袁國強:有不同翻譯 無資格代澄清 ([Joshua Wong detained in Thailand] Thai PM: It’s a “matter for China”; Hong Kong Justice Sec Rimsky Yuen: there are different translations, not in the position to do clarifications)
Ming Pao, October 7, 2016

香港四成受访市民如有机会冀移民 因对政治、居住环境等不满--调查 (Investigations: Dissatisfied with political, living environments, etc., 40% of Hong Kong interviewees wish to emigrate whenever possible)
Reuters, October 11, 2016

Hong Kong stages “Chairman Mao” Cantonese opera amid strong criticism
Radio Free Asia, October 7, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

縮皮和低薪 皆非中國新聞最大死因(文:陳帆川) (Cost cutting and low salaries are not the greatest causes of Chinese media’s death)
Ming Pao, October 10, 2016

【傘運兩周年】新紮師兄:重臨舊地(文:余在思) ([Umbrella Movement 2nd anniversary] Newly licensed security officer, back in the old place)
Ming Pao, October 10, 2016

《炎黃春秋》之死 (The death of “Yanhuang Chunqiu”)
InMedia HK, October 10, 2016

The Qing Dynasty’s past and the Communist Party’s future
The Washington Quarterly, Fall 2016

To forget or remember? China’s struggle with its past
The Washington Quarterly, Fall 2016

The beginning of the end
The Washington Quarterly, Fall 2016

Contemplating China’s future
The Washington Quarterly, Fall 2016

China: Challenger of challenged?
The Washington Quarterly, Fall 2016