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, August 19, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

The politics of senseless tragedy
Medium, August 17, 2015

China’s disaster playbook falls short in Tianjin blasts
Hong Kong Free Press, August 19, 2015

Lessons from Tianjin
The Wall Street Journal, August 18, 2015

Is the pressure being put on the University of Hong Kong payback for being a political troublemaker?
South China Morning, August 19, 2015

Musings on Supreme People’s Court Vice President Xi Xiaoming
Supreme People’s Court Monitor, August 19, 2015

“Hitting children is a crime” should become common knowledge
China Education News Online, August 19, 2015
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