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, March 14, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

两会直击: 两高借709案聂树斌案表功不提雷洋 (Two Congresses: SPC and SPP take credit for “709” case and Nie Shubin’s case, Lei Yang’s case not mentioned)
Voice of America, March 14, 2017

Farmer at center of “stability maintenance” expenses row beaten unconscious
Radio Free Asia, March 13, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

两会代表谈封网 进出困境难商量 (Representative from Two Congresses talks about Internet control: It is hard for foreign and local businesses to enter and leave the Chinese market and there is little room for negotiation)
Deutsche Welle, March 13, 2017两会代表谈封网-进出困境难商量/a-37918496

China’s Internet censorship under fire—but proposal against controls gets ... censored
South China Morning Post, March 13, 2017

China’s “Great Wall”: Conquering the world with cinema
The Diplomat, March 13, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

“非法”身份:德国在华非政府组织面临瘫痪 (“Illegal” identity: German NGOs in crisis under China’s new foreign NGO law)
Radio France Internationale, March 14, 2017中国/20170314-“非法”身份:德国在华非政府组织面临瘫

民法總則草案增「抹黑英烈」究責 有關修改惹爭論 學者:要百姓封口 (New liability on “defamation against party heroes” in new draft Civil Code sparks controversy, scholar says it aims to “silence the public”)
Hong Kong Economic Journal, March 14, 2017民法總則草案增「抹黑英烈」究責

关于《中华人民共和国民法总则(草案)》的说明 (Explanation regarding “General Provisions of the Civil Code (Draft)”)
National People’s Congress of the PRC, March 8, 2017

The lone voices of dissent in China’s political wilderness
South China Morning Post, March 14, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

经济数据造假的只有辽宁一省?(Is Liaoning the only province that fakes their economic data?)
Financial Times, March 14, 2017

China says its police brought graft suspect back from France
Reuters, March 11, 2017

Corruption cases in China jumped one-third in 2016
Reuters, March 11, 2017

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

Chinese officials warn of global religious extremism threat
Associated Press, March 13, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

7 in 10 Hongkongers want Beijing to be silent on chief executive election: poll
South China Morning Post, March 13, 2017

HKFP Lens: “No 689 2.0”—Protesters rally against leadership candidate Carrie Lam
Hong Kong Free Press, March 13, 2017

梁振英兼任政协副主席 贪腐调查会否受压考验一国两制 (C.Y. Leung elected vice-chairperson of CPPCC, raises questions about “One-Country Two Systems” and whether the related graft investigation will be put under pressure)
Radio France Internationale, March 14, 2017中国20170313-梁振英兼任政协副主席-贪腐调查会否受压考验一国两制

分析:梁振英当选中国政协副主席引发争议 (Analysis: C.Y. Leung elected vice-chairperson, sparks controversy)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 13, 2017

政協倡委員入校介紹國情 林大輝稱中央一定有意思 建議從教師校長入手 (Political Affairs Committee advocates teaching of “national conditions” by members in schools, Lam Tai-fai says Central gov’t wants to see its implementation and suggests starting with headmasters and teachers)
Mingpao, March 14, 2017

Commentary (评论)

Activist Li Maizi on why feminism is “going backwards” in China
李麥子:女權運動在中國為何不進反退 ?
Quartz, March 13, 2017