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

Government Accountability (政府问责)

天津爆炸事故善后难 (Relief and rehabilitation for Tianjin explosion will be difficult)
Financial Times, August 17, 2015

李克强:要彻查追责,给遇难者家属和历史一个交代 (Li Keqiang: Thorough accountability for victims' families and for history)
People's Daily, August 17, 2015

天津大爆炸:总理李克强要求彻查追责 (Tianjin explosion: PM Li Keqiang demands thorough accountability)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 16, 2015

Chinese prosecutors announce probe into deadly warehouse blasts
Deutsche Welle, August 16, 2015

Son of former Tianjin police chief linked to company behind explosions
Hong Kong Free Press, August 17, 2015

China says human rights should not dominate U.S. ties
Reuters, August 14, 2015

On-the-record briefing on the 19th U.S.-China Human Rights Dialogue
U.S. Department of State, August 13, 2015

HRIC Commentary: U.S.–China Human Rights Dialogue
Human Rights in China, August 12, 2015

U.S. tells China to stop using agents to force expatriates to return home
The Telegraph, August 16, 2015

China's financial regulators urged to promote transparency, reduce complexity
South China Morning Post, August 15, 2015

Chinese vice-president Li Yuanchao’s former aide sacked for “corrupting others”
South China Morning Post, August 14, 2015