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.

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

北京维权女律师王宇遭人带走而“失踪” (Wang Yu, Beijing rights defense lawyer, “disappeared” after being taken away)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 9, 2015

关注!人权律师王宇一家三口失联 (Human rights lawyer Wang Yu taken away, contact lost with 2 other family members)
Lawyer Li Fangping WeChat post available in Boxun, July 9, 2015

Related Twitter post:

(VOA: Lawyer Wang Yu was taken away July 9 after having participated in a July 7 VOA TV program on the impact on lawyers of the revised Criminal Law draft. )

最高法再审公开开庭审理马乐利用未公开信息交易案 (SPC hears retrial of insider trading case against Ma Le in open court)
Legal Daily, July 9, 2015

Related Twitter post:
Supreme court reopens insider trading case in China
Want China Times, July 09, 2015

全国人大代表何健忠建议, 完善犯罪所得财物处理规定(NPC Standing Committee deputy He Jianzhong: Improve regulations for handling seized criminal assets)
Legal Daily, July 9, 2015

[Since entering Guangzhou Tianhe Detention Center on August 8, 2013, GuoFeixiong has not been allowed outside; it’s already been 700 days. Lawyers have sued repeatedly to no avail.]

[Today Tu Fu’s wife received his arrest notice.]

Access to Information (信息公开)

中国网安法草案规定遇重大事件可断网 (China’s draft National Security Law can shut down Internet access during major event)
Voice of America, July 9, 2015

Chinese journalist for Die Zeit to be freed without charge
Associated Press, July 9, 2015

深化司法行政改革取得新进展 全国监狱系统普遍实行狱务公开制度 (New progress in deepening reform of the administration of justice, national prison system implements prison-work disclosure policy)
Legal Daily, July 9, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China’s feminists won’t let the government stop their momentum
BuzzFeed News, July 9, 2015

百名律师呼吁:停止打压公益机构! (One hundred lawyers sign joint appeal for ending suppression of public interest institutions)
WeChat, July 9, 2015

China’s unwed couples grapple with restrictions on having babies
Global Times, July 9, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Story of Chinese “princeling” shows limits of corruption campaign
McClatchy DC, July 9, 2015

Former 1989 student leader calls on Beijing allow him to attend mother's funeral
Radio Free Asia, July 8, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Bold step on privacy and digital rights
Just Security, July 8, 2015

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

China angrily rebuffs UN criticism of new security law
Voice of America, July 9, 2015

Draft law will allow Chinese govt to cut Web access in emergencies
Global Times, July 9, 2015

Proposed Internet Security Law raises concerns
China Digital Times, July 8, 2015

Activists slam Thailand's repatriation of Uighurs to China
New York Times, July 9, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

香港和台湾考验北京耐心 (Hong Kong and Taiwan are testing Beijing’s patience)
Financial Times, July 9, 2015

Hong Kong must guard its citizen rights, both now and after Article 23 security law is implemented
South China Morning Post, July 8, 2015

Poisoning the Well of U.S.-China Relations
Council on Foreign Relations, July 8, 2015