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 21, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

新龙县一名藏人自焚抗议 自焚者亲友被拘遭殴 (Tibetan self-immolated in Xinlong county, his family detained and beaten up)
Radio Free Asia, March 19, 2017

聚焦司改:提高刑事审判证人出庭率难在哪里 (What are the difficulties in raising attendance rate of witnesses at trial?)
China Youth Daily, March 21, 2017

提高证人出庭率和律师辩护率首次写入最高法工作报告 (Raising rates of witness attendance and lawyers defending cases written into annual work report of SPC for the first time)
Xinhua News, March 13, 2017

Chinese lawmakers seek to protect dead Communist heroes with new law
Global Voices, March 21, 2017

Wukan activist's mother interrogated, intimidated after incognito visit
Radio Free Asia, March 21, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Taiwan community college manager with NGO links incommunicado in China
Radio Free Asia, March 20, 2017

China embraces public activists—in battling pollution
Christian Science Monitor, March 17, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China draws up list of “negatives” to vet delegates to top Communist Party congress
South China Morning Post, March 21, 2017

Autistic boy’s death one of many linked to squalid “care center” in China
The New York Times, March 20, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

科技101:网络战加信息战,中国软硬实力兼施 (China applies both soft and hard power to combat cyberwarfare and information warfare)
Voice of America, March 21, 2017

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

China says number of “terror attacks” is down, but threat remains high
Reuters, March 21, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

特首选举论坛期间 多个团体抗议“小圈子选举” (Multiple groups protest against “small-circle” election during CE election forum)
Radio Free Asia, March 20, 2017

中联办喉舌发狂炮轰曾俊华“选举伪术”犹如文革敌我斗争 (Mouthpieces of China Liaison Office publish articles criticizing John Tsang’s “hypocrisies in election”)
Radio France Internationale, March 20, 2017中国/20170320-中联办喉舌发狂炮轰曾俊华“选举伪术”犹如文革敌我斗争

Hong Kong’s leadership hopefuls want to win hearts and minds in an election where no one gets to vote
Quartz, March 19, 2017

Woo Kwok-hing “very disappointed” that many pro-democracy electors plan to vote for John Tsang
Hong Kong Free Press, March 21, 2017

“Only resistance can bring change”: Occupy activist Ken Tsang rallies supporters before going to jail
Hong Kong Free Press, March 21, 2017

Joshua Wong: Hong Kong's democracy fighter gets Netflix treatment
Cable News Network, March 20, 2017

Commentary (评论)

How China is preparing for cyberwar
Christian Science Monitor: Passcode, March 20, 2017

Random comments on China's new civil code
Chinese Law Prof Blog, March 19, 2017