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 18, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

两省公益诉讼试点一年取得实效 (Public interest lawsuit pilots in Gansu, Jiangsu achieve substantial results in one year)
People’s Procuratorate Daily, October 17, 2016

损害他人利益的调解书也应纳入抗诉范围 (Settlements that harm interests of others should be subjected to re-adjudication by order of procuratorate)
People’s Procuratorate Daily, October 17, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

China silent on release of last Tiananmen Square prisoner
Financial Times, October 16, 2016

List of “June Fourth Thugs” still held in custody and their backgrounds
Human Rights in China, May 29, 2009

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

As economy flags, labor protests multiply across China
Channel NewsAsia, October 18, 2016

便利境外非政府组织在华依法活动 (Creating convenience for foreign NGOs’ activities in China)
People’s Daily, October 17, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

上海:推进未成年被害人“一站式”取证工作 (Shanghai: Promote the “one-stop method” for evidence collection in cases involving juvenile victims)
People’s Procuratorate Daily, October 17, 2016

“疑案从挂”被关6年 4名当事人各获赔偿50万 (Disputed cases reopened—4 victims imprisoned for 6 years each receives 50k compensation)
Dahe Bao, October 18, 2016

In China, foreign companies struggle with forced demolition disputes
Voice of America, October 17, 2016

China jails officer in probe that led to execution of wrong man
Reuters, October 18, 2016

Doctors hail China's pledge to stop harvesting inmate organs
Voice of America, October 17, 2016

China issues white paper on poverty reduction, human rights
受权发布:中共中央办公厅 国务院办公厅印发《脱贫攻坚责任制实施办法》
Xinhua, October 17, 2016

中国反腐败:令计划二哥令政策受贿当庭认罪 (Anti-graft in China: Ling Zhengce, brother of jailed Hu Jintao aide Ling Jihua admits graft)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 18, 2016

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

Is the Belt and Road Initiative globalizing China’s national security policy?
The Diplomat, October 17, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Gov’t seeks unprecedented legal challenge to prevent localist lawmakers from retaking LegCo oath
Hong Kong Free Press, October 18, 2016

【誓詞風波】律政司入稟禁游梁再宣誓 曾鈺成:會被視為破壞行政立法關係 ([LegCo oath scandal] Dpt of Justice applies for judicial review to prevent Yau Wai-ching and Baggio Leung from retaking oath, former LegCo president Jasper Tsang criticizes this for damaging relationship betwen the Executive and the Legislative)
Ming Pao, October 18, 2016

What is going on in Hong Kong?
Foreign Policy, October 17, 2016

「中國梅鐸」任TVB副主席 學者憂進一步赤化 (“Chinese Murdock” becomes TVB vice-president, experts concerned about further communization)
Radio France Internationale, October 18, 2016中國/20161018-「中國梅鐸」任tvb副主席-學者憂進一步赤化

China’s Li Ruigang set as Vice Chairman of Hong Kong’s TVB
Variety, October 17, 2016

Commentary (评论)

China’s feminist five
Dissent Magazine, Fall, 2016

Supporting Women’s Rights in China
Human Rights in China, April 14, 2016

Bad behavior? The Youngspiration duo did exactly what they were elected to do in LegCo
Hong Kong Free Press, October 18, 2016

Cyberattacks and the authoritarian context
The Diplomat, October 16, 2016

Time to “De-deify” the West?
China Media Project, October 18, 2016

Chinese leaders are living in a dangerous illusion
China Change, October 17, 2016

Draft guidelines for the Overseas NGO Law announced at Shanghai forum
NGOs in China, October 17, 2016