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.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China angered as U.N. rights chief attends ceremony for jailed academic
Reuters, October 12, 2016
Martin Ennals Award Ceremony 2016 [Full]
YouTube, October 12, 2016

Ilham Tohti, Uighur imprisoned for life by China, wins major human rights prize
The Guardian, October 11, 2016

新彊維權人士獲頒人權獎 環球網評論:專挑中國蹲監獄的 (Xinjiang rights defender awarded human rights prize, Global Times commentary: They especially like to pick those behind bars in China)
Ming Pao, October 12, 2016

Chinese lawyers call for justice minister’s dismissal over “unlawful rules that violate rights”
South China Morning Post, October 12, 2016

168名中国律师公开反对律所管理新规 (168 lawyers openly oppose new law firm management regulations)
The Financial Times, October 12, 2016

China jails environmental activist for “revealing state secrets”
Radio Free Asia, October 11, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Minitrue: Two-month ban on republishing Caixin content
China Digital Times, October 11, 2016

Chinese propaganda authorities promote Clinton-Trump “love song” spoof videos
Global Voices, October 11, 2016

Chinese TV station apologizes for showing map excluding Taiwan
Reuters, October 11, 2016

Sixteen U.S. congressmen jointly wrote GAO on the Chinese attempt to control U.S. media
The Paper, October 7, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Doctors, nurses strike in Shandong after murder of pediatrician
China Labor Bulletin, October 12, 2016

Protests outside Chinese defense ministry at army cuts
Associated Press, October 11, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese military’s anti-graft drive targets mid-level officers to root out disgraced leaders’ influence
South China Morning Post, October 11, 2016

Former senior Chinese city official jailed for life for graft
Reuters, October 11, 2016

China offers cash rewards for departures from Larung Gar
Radio Free Asia, October 11, 2016

Building collapse illustrates peril of do-it-yourself construction
The Wall Street Journal, October 11, 2016

Xi stresses CPC leadership of state-owned enterprises
China Daily, October 12, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong rebel lawmakers protest China at oath-taking
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 12, 2016

Video: Democratic lawmakers stage protests and alter oaths as new term kicks off at Hong Kong legislature
Hong Kong Free Press, October 12, 2016

英國報告:李波非自願移送內地破壞「一國兩制」 對香港獨立於內地的執法制度表關注 (U.K. report: Lee Bo wasn’t voluntarily sent to China, One Country Two Systems breached, expresses concern about Hong Kong’s independence from China’s law enforcement system)
Ming Pao, October 12, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Love him or loathe him, Joshua Wong keeps Hong Kong in global political spotlight
South China Morning Post, October 12, 2016