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 24, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

江苏宿迁覆盖全社会信用体系2020年基本建成 (Suqian, Jiangsu’s all-encompassing social credit system to be basically completed by 2020)
Jiangsu Net, October 23, 2016

反转: 仿真枪小贩入狱4年被撤诉, 购仿真枪被判无期少年迎来再审决定 (Case reversal: 4-year sentence of fake gun seller dropped, youth sentenced to life for buying gun welcomed to seek retrial at higher court)
Jiangsu Net, October 23, 2016

Wife of detained Chinese human rights lawyer tries to sue lawyer appointed by authorities
Hong Kong Free Press, October 24, 2016

709案家属诉官派律师上诉案天津开庭 (Court hears appeal by "709" family member seeking to sue government appointed lawyer)
Voice of America, October 22, 2016

China to put a young man to death, and it’s not about the law
China Change, October 23, 2016

Lawyers rush to halt execution of villager who killed official over demolition
The Global Times, October 23, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

港媒尋新方式跨「防火牆」:從中共網絡中重奪話語權 (Reclaiming freedom of speech from the CPC-controlled Internet: Hong Kong media seek new ways to circumvent Great Firewall), October 24, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Record number of Beijing Residents declare their independent candidacy for local People’s Congress seats
China Change, October 22, 2016

中共18届六中全会召开 “709大抓捕”家属发声 (As 6th Plenum convenes, family members of 709 victims issue open letter to Xi Jinping)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 24, 2016

中国再修订律师执业管理新规 律师发表“四不”声明 (China again revises new measures on law firms, lawyers issue "Four Nos" statement)
Radio Free Asia, October 21, 2016

Documentary “Hooligan Sparrow” shows how dangerous it is to protest against rape in China
Quartz, October 24, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

客座文章:习近平将在六中全会上加强从严治党 (Guest essay: Xi Jinping to emphasize increasing strict control over the Party at 6th Plenum)
Deutsche Welle, October 23, 2016

China’s antigraft enforcers take on a new role: Policing loyalty
The New York Times, October 22, 2016

”One million” Chinese officials punished for corruption
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 24, 2016

China’s anti-corruption drive forges ahead as political reshuffle looms
Voice of America, October 24, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chinese webcam maker recalls devices after cyberattack link
The Guardian, October 19, 2016

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

China's new law targets Muslim children for “correction”
Voice of America, October 21, 2016

Commentary (评论)

It is time to stop the shameful kowtowing to China - before it is too late
The Huffington Post, October 24, 2016

China’s digital Soft Power play
The New York Times, October 24, 2016