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.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

国家互联网信息办公室关于《未成年人网络保护条例(草案征求意见稿)》公开征求意见的通知 (Cyberspace Administration of China Office notice on the release for public comment of Regulations for the Protection of Minors Online (Draft for Soliciting Public Comments))
Cyberspace Administration of China, October 13, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

央行发布信用评级业管理暂行办法(征求意见稿) 将实现信息公开与共享 (Central Bank of China issues temporary measures on management of credit rating industry (for soliciting public comments) in order to achieve information openness and sharing)
Sohu Business, October 13, 2016

复议认为内容合法程序违法属于改变原行政行为 (Court says town gov’t should not be named in complaint against an administrative agency’s decision that town authorities committed only procedural violations in refusing to disclose information)
Xinhua, October 12, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

关于邀请开发全国慈善信息公开网站(一期)的公告 (Public Notice Regarding an Initiation to Develop a National Charities Public Information Website (first period))
Ministry of Civil Affairs, October 13, 2016

Xian under security alert after thousands protest incinerator plant
Radio Free Asia, October 17, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China set to free “last Tiananmen prisoner”—but he’ll be frail and ill, rights group says
South China Morning Post, September 14, 2016

Chinese official who hoarded cash convicted of corruption
Reuters, October 17, 2016

ICTs & Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

第三届世界互联网大会下月举办 网络反恐设分论坛 (3rd World Internet conference next month will have separate panel on online counterterrorism)
Southern Metropolis Daily, October 13, 2016

National Security & Counterterrorism (国家安全与反恐)

为了打击恐怖主义,纽约用上了人脸识别技术 (New York uses facial recognition technology to fight terrorism)
Sohu News, October 13, 2016

报告指欧洲监狱成恐怖分子“温床” (Report states European jails have become “breeding grounds” for terrorists)
China News, October 13, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Reclaiming Our Right to Self-Determination in Post-Umbrella Hong Kong
World Policy Blog, October 14, 2016

The last missing bookseller: One year on, the anniversary of Gui Minhai’s abduction demands action
Hong Kong Free Press, October 17, 2016