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.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Public anger grows as China confirms hundreds of tonnes of cyanide were held at blast-hit port of Tianjin
South China Morning Post, August 17, 2015

天津爆炸现场附近居民促政府回购房屋 (Residents near Tianjin explosion urge government to buy back their properties)
Deutsche Welle, August 16, 2015天津爆炸现场附近居民促政府回购房屋/a-18652011

Buy our ruined homes, Tianjin explosion victims tell Chinese government
South China Morning Post, August 16, 2015

天津爆炸中失踪消防员家属举行抗议 (Families of missing firemen hold protest)
Voice of America, August 17, 2015

Protests as U.S. calls for release of detained Chinese rights lawyers
Radio Free Asia, August 14, 2015

Bloggers ridicule Chinese film placing Mao Zedong at key wartime conference
The Guardian, August 17, 2015