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, July 08, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese student comes out during graduation ceremony draped in rainbow flag
The Telegraph, July 7, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

UN rights chief worried by breadth of China Security Law
The New York Times, July 8, 2015

欧盟驻华商会:中国网安法草案措辞模糊 (EU Chamber of Commerce in China: wording of China’s cybersecurity law is vague)
VOA Chinese, July 8, 2015

《网络安全法》保护谁的安全? (China Cybersecurity Law (Draft): who’s security is it protecting?)
Deutsche Welles, July 8, 2015

China mulls privacy protection, further curbs on Internet
The New York Times, July 8, 2015

China's draft cybersecurity law has chilling implications for internet, multinationals
South China Morning Post, July 8, 2015

People's Republic of China Cybersecurity Law (Draft)
China National People’s Congress, July 6, 2015
China Law Translate (English translation), July 6, 2015

Baidu and Sina begin censoring searches for "Xiao Gang step down"
Fei Chang Dao [blog], July 7, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

江苏、黑龙江各有逾百民办教师集体上访争权益 (Over a hundred private school teachers in Jiangsu and Heilongjiang petition for rights and interests)
Radio Free Asia, July 8, 2015

President Xi calls for better role of "mass organizations"
Xinhua, July 7, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

胡耀邦“脱敏”电影开拍 避谈“六四”主打青春励志 (Filming of movie to “desensitize” Hu Yaobang won’t mention June Fourth, will focus on his encouragement of youth)
Radio Free Asia, July 8, 2015

UN fears rights violations in China-backed projects
Voice of America, July 8, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China's Huawei helps advance literacy in S. Africa
Xinhua, July 8, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong charges four over public burning of Beijing's policy paper
Radio Free Asia, July 7, 2015

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

President Xi calls for better role of "mass organizations"
Xinhua, July 7, 2015

金砖上合俄罗斯峰会将谈金融应急与反恐 (BRIC, SCO summits in Russia to cover financial emergency and counter-terrorism)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 8, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Why was Zhou Yongkang denied a public trial like Bo Xilai’s?
South China Morning Post, July 7, 2015

China´s drug war: The temptation to criminalize addiction
World Crunch, July 8, 2015

China's Confucius Institutes and the soft war
The Diplomat, July 8, 2015

China market crash could be a blessing in disguise
Nikkei Asian Review, July 3, 2015