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 29, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China to review murder sentence in loan shark killing case
Reuters, March 26, 2017

多起维权案件集中月底审理 被指分散公民声援力量加强威慑 (Multiple rights defender cases to be tried at the end of month, said to aim at diverting support from citizens to strengthen deterrence)
Radio Free Asia, March 28, 2017

蘇昌蘭及陳啟棠被控煽動顛覆國家政權 律師稱周五宣判 (Su Changlan and Chen Qitang charged with inciting subversion of state power, their lawyers say judgment to be handed down on Friday)
Radio Television Hong Kong, March 28, 2017

Accused of “Subversion of State Power,” Su Changlan Is Being Held Illegally, Argues her Attorney
Human Rights in China, February 13, 2017

709大抓捕:吴淦案退补女心理治疗师劝认罪 709家属遭加码监控 (709 Crackdown: Wu Gan’s case returned for further investigation, two female psychologists try to convince Wu Gan to confess, families in “709” subjected to more severe surveillance)
Radio Free Asia, March 28, 2017

以法治思维看待“辱母杀人案”(A look at case of Yu Huan, who committed murder after witnessing his mother being insulted by mob member, from the rule of law point of view)
Financial Times, March 28, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Muslims in China's Tianjin protest decades of land sales, eviction
Radio Free Asia, March 28, 2017

中國地下教會受迫害,有這麼簡單嗎?(Underground churches suppressed in China, is it that simple?)
New York Times, March 29, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

中国新规定:互联网“翻墙”有罪 (New Chinese regulation: Criminalization of use of VPN)
Voice of America, March 28, 2017

重庆市公安局关于印发《重庆市公安机关网络安全管理行政处罚裁量基准》的通知 (Chongqing City Ministry of Public Security notice regarding publication of “Discretionary Standard of Chongqing City Ministry of Public Security for Administrative Penalties for Internet Security Management”)
Chongqing City Ministry of Public Security, March 17, 2017!detail.action?sid=4186133

中国互联网为何能超过西方国家? (Could China’s Internet surpass Western ones?)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 28, 2017

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

On state TV, Chinese forces storm a compound a lot like Bin Laden’s
The New York Times, March 29, 2017

China says Taiwan man investigated for harming national security
Reuters, March 28, 2017

China admits detaining Taiwanese human rights activist
South China Morning Post, March 29, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Beijing will rely more on “legal means” to strengthen authority in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, March 28, 2017

3 protesters involved in Mong Kok unrest appeal rioting sentence
Hong Kong Free Press, March 29, 2017

Hong Kong activists fear crackdown after city election
Deutsche Welle, March 27, 2017