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, October 14, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

A Chinese millennial’s crime and punishment: The story of Li Tingyu
China Change, October 13, 2016

Jailed former head of China's rebel village retracts “confession”
Radio Free Asia, October 12, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Speak not of lawyers speaking out
China Media Project, October 12, 2016

China cracking down on rumor-mongering in property market
Bloomberg, October 13, 2016

China warns “hostile forces” trying to undermine military reform
Reuters, October 13, 2016

The absurd face of China’s censorship: Bookstore tears out Taiwan page from Webster’s
The Washington Post, October 13, 2016

China’s Internet censors target video viewers’ live comments
South China Morning Post, October 13, 2016

China to free up Internet for those attending 2022 Olympics
Hong Kong Free Press, October 13, 2016

“Kiss the boss” video highlights risks of a “post-truth” China
The New York Times, October 14, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

南京6访民“聚众扰乱社会秩序案”开庭 民众旁听遭拒 (6 Nanjing petitioners tried for “gathering crowds to disturb public order,” citizens forbidden from observing)
Radio Free Asia, October 13, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China jails associate of former security chief for life for graft
Reuters, October 13, 2016

Major Chinese state steel maker starts bankruptcy process after failed debt-to-equity attempt
South China Morning Post, October 13, 2016

A policeman’s lot in a police state: not happy
The Economist, October 13, 2016

“六四”事件最后一名囚犯苗德顺将获释 (Last prisoner from June Fourth Miao Deshun to be released)
Voice of America, October 13, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong citizens express dismay as Macau's border control turns them away
Global Voices, October 13, 2016

UK govt’s regular report says it “remains concerned” over missing booksellers, declining press freedom in HK
Hong Kong Free Press, October 13, 2016

China rejects British concerns over “legal interference” in Hong Kong
Reuters, October 13, 2016

Hong Kong government accuses localist lawmakers of hurting feelings of Chinese with “offensive” oath-taking
South China Morning Post, October 13, 2016

Court of appeal will hear gov’t appeal against Occupy activists’ sentences
Hong Kong Free Press, October 14, 2016

Hong Kong’s dysfunctional constituencies
The Economist, October 13, 2016

香港中學校長會聲明反對港獨但不禁止學生討論 (Assoc of Heads of Sec Schools declares opposition to Hong Kong independence but would not prohibit students’ discussion)
Radio France Internationale, October 14, 2016香港中學校長會聲明反對港獨但不禁止學生討論

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Getting rights wrong
The World of Chinese, October 13, 2016

A crack of daylight enters Chinese court proceedings
Foreign Policy, October 12, 2016

Why Chinese women still can’t get a break
The New York Times, October 16, 2016

I’m no China cheerleader, but Hong Kong lawmakers’ use of a racial slur was offensive and unnecessary
The Los Angeles Times, October 14, 2016

建制派失去的是公民社會(文:甘文鋒) (What the pro-establishment camp lost is the civil society)
Ming Pao, October 14, 2016

立法會秘書處的中立去了哪裏? (Where gone the neutrality of the LegCo Secretariat?)
InMedia HK, October 14, 2016