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, May 24, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Young Tibetan monk dies in second self-immolation protest in May–report
Hong Kong Free Press, May 22, 2017

江天勇代理律师诉长沙公安局长 遭两级检察院拒绝 (Jiang Tianyong’s representative lawyer sues Changsha Public Security chief, refused by two procuratorates)
Radio Free Asia, May 23, 2017

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers and Defenders
Human Rights in China, April 27, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

互联网新闻信息服务许可管理实施细则6月1日起实施 (Detailed rules for the implementation of Internet news information services licensing to take effect June 1)
China News, May 22, 2017

Detailed Rules for the Implementation of Internet News Information Services Licensing
Cyberspace Administration of China, May 22, 2017
China Law Translate, May 22, 2017 (English Translation)

看守所拒为董广平存钱 公民要求信息公开 (Detention center refuses to save money for Dong Guangping, citizens demand information disclosure)
Radio Free Asia, May 23, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Clashes in China's Guangdong amid land dispute, graft allegations
广东佛山村民为土地维权 帐篷被打烂村民被抓
Radio Free Asia, May 22, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

安徽桐城工商联原主席集资诈骗8亿元被判无期徒刑 (Former Chairman of Anhui Tongcheng Federation of Industry and Commerce raises RMB 800 million though illegal fund-raising and fraud, sentenced to life in prison)
Reference News, May 23, 2017

Businessman sentenced to life for swindling 800-mln-yuan
Xinhua, May 24, 2017

陕西省人大常委会党组副书记、副主任魏民洲涉嫌严重违纪接受组织审查 (Wei Minzhou, Shanxi NPC Standing Committee Deputy Party Secretary and Deputy Director, under investigation for serious discipline violations)
Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, May 22, 2017

... and Shaanxi’s Wei Minzhou makes 128. Another “tiger” falls in China’s anti-graft campaign
South China Morning Post, May 23, 2017

Too fast, too soon: how China's growth led to the Tianjin disaster
The Guardian, May 23, 2017

Property firm boss to sue Chinese fugitive tycoon Guo Wengui over corruption claims
South China Morning Post, May 23, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

网上“黑市”随意买卖个人信息 26名涉案者被抓获 (Online black markets easily trade personal information, 26 suspects arrested)
Xinhua, May 23, 2017

第三批百家网站公布举报受理方式 (Third batch of 100 websites publish Internet reporting acceptance methods)
Cyberspace Administration of China, May 22, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Court to hear bail request of police inspector jailed for beating pro-democracy activist Ken Tsang
Hong Kong Free Press, May 23, 2017