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.

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

江天勇妻子向长沙市公安局寄发家信 要求转交丈夫 (Lawyer Jiang Tianyong’s wife sends family letter to Changsha Ministry of Public Security, demands letter be handed to husband)
Radio Free Asia, March 8, 2017

中国在押律师妻子遭恐吓 律师发函控告 (Lawyer Wang Quanzhang's wife threatened, at the same time lawyer sends letter to lodge complaint against handling of Wang Quanzhang’s case)
Voice of America, March 8, 2017

709大抓捕:谢阳亲笔信曝光否“认罪” 李文足遭死亡威胁 (709 Crackdown: Xie Yang’s handwritten letter denying “guilty plea” comes to light, Li Wenzu receives death threat)
Radio Free Asia, March 8, 2017

Elderly Uyghur woman is assigned a Chinese spy as “daughter”
Radio Free Asia, March 8, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

Minitrue: Delete reports on call to ease Internet control
China Digital Times, March 7, 2017

China censors rare criticism of its Internet policy by an official
Hong Kong Free Press, March 8, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China's Domestic Violence Law still lacks proper implementation: women's groups
Radio Free Asia, March 8,2017

中国官方庆“三八”,女权微博被“割喉” (Feminists’ Weibo accounts “silenced” while China holds official celebration for Women’s Day)
Voice of America, March 9, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中方發表報告批評美國人權 指持槍案高企種族關係惡化 (China releases report criticizing human rights situation in U.S, pointing to high weapons possession rate and worsening race relations)
Radio Television Hong Kong, March 9, 2017

反腐靠什么:监察委员会还是司法机关?(What is needed for anti-graft: Monitoring committee or judicial organs?)
Financial Times, March 9, 2017

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

New Chinese national intelligence law “in the works”
South China Morning Post, March 8, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Reasonable for Beijing to care about Hong Kong election, says top official Wang Guangya
Hong Kong Free Press, March 9, 2017

Basic Law oath-taking interpretation a major achievement, National People's Congress head says
South China Morning Post, March 8, 2017

港首选举在即 民众反感北京干预 (General public uneasy about Beijing’s intervention as CE election draws closer)
Deutsche Welle, March 8, 2017港首选举在即-民众反感北京干预/a-37855464?maca=chi-rss-chi-ca-1044-rdf&zhongwen=simp

特首民間投票明日開始 可投「反對」票 (CE Election Civil Referendum begins tomorrow, opposition votes available)
Inmediahk, March 9, 2017