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.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

山东辱母杀人案二审本周六公开审理 或将微博直播 (Appeal trial of Shandong “murder in defense of mother” case opens this Saturday, might be live streamed on Weibo)
China Youth Network, May 25, 2017

A debt collector is killed in China, triggering debate over right to self-defense
National Public Radio, March 30, 2017

时事大家谈:王全璋:被“消失”的中国人权律师 (“Let’s Talk Current Affairs”: Wang Quanzhang: The “disappeared” Chinese human rights lawyer)
Voice of America, May 25, 2017

Wang Qiaoling, wife of lawyer Li Heping, reflects on life, faith and the 709 Crackdown
China Change, May 26, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

Hugo award-winning story “Folding Beijing” to be made into film
That’s Mag, May 24, 2017

China officials aim to stem the tide of “immoral” live streaming
China Film Insider, May 25, 2017

Minitrue: Do not present Taiwan as a separate political entity
China Digital Times, May 24, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese fans fume over media blackout as Google AI beats world’s no.1 Go player again
Hong Kong Free Press, May 25, 2017

China's social credit system: A big-data enabled approach to market regulation with broad implications for doing business in China
Mercator Institute for China Studies, May 24, 2017

China “will tell public” once investigation into detained Taiwanese NGO worker is completed
Hong Kong Free Press, May 25, 2017

Chinese social media users celebrate Taiwan’s gay marriage ruling
Hong Kong Free Press, May 25, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

全面造假、一路买官!他从私企老板变身副部级干部 (A complete fake—using wealth to acquire official positions the whole time! Lu Enguang goes from being boss of private company to vice-ministerial level official)
Central Commission for Discipline Inspection website, May 25, 2017

China says justice ministry official probed for suspected graft
Reuters, December 15, 2016

China executes former Inner Mongolia police chief for murder and bribery
South China Morning Post, May 26, 2017

Demolition gangs move into Chinese Muslim village ahead of national games
Radio Free Asia, May 25, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

工商总局等部门关于印发2017网络市场监管专项行动方案的通知 (State Administration for Industry and Commerce and other govt departments issue notice on publication of “2017 Special Action Plan for Internet Market Supervision”)
State Administration for Industry and Commerce, May 25, 2017

4月份全国网络违法和不良信息有效举报291.5万件 (April 2017: 2.915 million cases of illegal or harmful information on the Internet effectively reported)
Cyberspace Administration of China, May 25, 2017

Foreign firms fret as China implements new cybersecurity law
Bloomberg, May 24, 2017

Beijing’s version of Microsoft Windows 10 tightens security, ditches solitaire
The Wall Street Journal, May 26, 2017

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

China activists fear increased surveillance with new security law
Reuters, May 25, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong July 1 democracy rally organizers granted use of Victoria Park lawn
Hong Kong Free Press, May 26, 2017

Hong Kong moves ahead with trial of nine pro-democracy protesters
Radio Free Asia, May 25, 2017