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, April 19, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

最高人民法院关于落实司法责任制完善审判监督管理机制的意见(试行)(Opinion of the Supreme People’s Court regarding implementation of judicial responsibility system to perfect trial monitoring management system (pilot))
The Supreme People’s Court of PRC, April 18, 2017

張向忠不符專案居留 陸委會證實被遣返 (Mainland Affairs Council confirms deportation of Zhang Xiangzhong, says he does not fulfill requirements for long-term stay)
Apple Daily, April 19, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

采访倪玉兰连日遭逼迁 日本记者被公安强制删图 (Public security forcibly deletes photos taken by Japanese journalist who is reporting on activist Ni Yulan’s eviction)
Radio Free Asia, April 18, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

最新自焚事件后 藏族民众被召集开会
Local Tibetans summoned after latest self-immolation Voice of America, April 19, 2017

Tibetan monk sets himself on fire in western China
Associated Press, April 17, 2017

Tibetan filmed in self-immolation in Kardze Town square was man in his 30s
Radio Free Asia, April 15, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

最高法为执行划出十条“高压线” 严禁在执行中“吃拿卡要”(Supreme People’s Court issues “Ten No’s” to regulate misconduct by law enforcement)
China Youth Daily, April 19, 2017

Former official gets 20 years for bribery
China Daily, April 19, 2017

Executives of China's state-owned enterprises will have salaries linked to “party building” performance
The Independent, April 18, 2017

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

Han Chinese offered triple salary of Uyghurs in Xinjiang police recruitment drive
Radoi Free Asia, April 14, 2017

China's Xi restructures military, consolidates control
Reuters, April 19, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

年宵攤檔被指或涉港獨貨品遭收回 青政成員入稟促裁食環署違法 (Youngsipration applies for judicial review against Food and Environmental Hygiene Department’s earlier Lunar New Year market ban)
Mingpao, April 18, 2017

Former aides to Youngspiration leader take gov’t to court over Lunar New Year fair merchandise ban
Hong Kong Free Press, April 19, 2017

“One country, one system?” Chinese artist Ai Weiwei takes to social media after HSBC rejects application
South China Morning Post, April 19, 2017

“Like begging for mercy”: Lawmaker Nathan Law slams suggested Occupy pardons
Hong Kong Free Press, April 19, 2017

Commentary (评论)

Will China stay the course to cleanse its corruption-ridden financial system?
South China Morning Post, April 18, 2017