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.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Nearly two hundred detained following self-immolation in Kardze
Radio Free Asia, March 21, 2017

湖北孝昌一名嫌犯审讯中死亡 (A suspect dies in detention pending trial in Xiaochang, Hubei)
Radio Free Asia, March 21, 2017

江西村民因强拆杀官案触发舆论沸腾 (A villager in Jiangxi commits murder while protesting forceful demolition, case sparks heated debate)
Voice of America, March 21, 2017

江西明经国反强拆锄杀官员案:律师遭约谈 亲属被抓 (Case of Ming Jingguo, arrested for murder, while protesting forceful demolition: Lawyers “have a talk” with officials, family arrested)
Radio Free Asia, March 21, 2017

跨性別者C先生(上):我為何告訴中國我是直男 (Transgender man “Mr. C”: Why I told China I am a straight man)
New York Times, March 22, 2017

Transgender man was unfairly fired, but bias not proved, Chinese court says
New York Times, January 3, 2017

两高将发司法解释 明确侵犯个人信息定罪量刑标准 (SPC and SPP to issue judicial explanation clarifying standards for conviction and sentence lengths in cases of violation of personal information)
Legal Daily, March 21, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese police say officers may have tortured dead suspect in rare admission on social media
Agence France-Presse, March 21, 2017

Demolition gangs forcibly raze villagers' houses in China's Guangxi
Radio Free Asia, March 21, 2017

China calls on int'l community to improve global human rights governance
Xinhua, March 21, 2017

Canada, 10 other countries call out China for torturing human rights lawyers
The Globe and Mail, March 20, 2017

Criticized for torturing lawyers, China lashes out at Canada and other countries
The Globe and Mail, March 21, 2017

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

官媒:"恐袭"数量减少 危害仍大 (State media: There are less “terrorist attacks” but risk is still substantial)
Deutsche Welle, March 22, 2017官媒恐袭数量减少-危害仍大/a-38038548

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong elects a new chief executive: what you need to know
The Guardian, March 22, 2017

Compare the candidates: Where Hong Kong’s three chief executive candidates stand on key issues
Hong Kong Free Press, March 22, 2107

Thousands expected to protest this weekend as 1,194 electors gather to choose Hong Kong’s next leader
Hong Kong Free Press, March 22, 2017

Commentary (评论)

As the 20th anniversary of the handover to China nears, Hong Kong artists meditate on space, memory
Quartz, March 21, 2017