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.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

北京大扫荡:至少二十名维权律师被抓捕或失联 (Crackdown in Beijing: At least 20 rights-defense lawyers picked up or dropped out of contact)
Boxun News, July 10, 2015

Chinese authorities appear to detain 4 human rights lawyers
New York Times, July 10, 2015


China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group calls urgent attention to the disappearance of rights lawyer Ms. Wang Yu and her family and the subsequent disappearances of her colleagues
China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group, July 10, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

美国总统竞选期间重提中国黑客话题 (U.S. 2016 presidential election will put great emphasis the cyberattacks from China)
Radio Free Asia, July 9, 2015

《南早》專欄停 長平稱遺憾 (South China Morning Post suspends column, Chang Ping says it is regrettable)
Ming Pao Daily, July 10, 2015《南早》專欄停 長平稱遺憾/web_tc/article/20150710/s00002/1436464105853

The Big Bang Theory bounces back as Chinese censors repeal streaming ban for first foreign show
South China Morning Post, July 10, 2015

China’s war against one American journalist
Slate, July 10, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

媒体:又有一名藏族僧人自焚 (Media: Another Tibetan self-immolates in protest)
Deutsche Welle, July 10, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

安徽省政府上半年被告71次 仅一次被判违法 (Only one conviction of unlawful activities has resulted from 71 complaints against Anhui provincial government in first half of 2015)
South China Morning Post, July 10, 2015

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

China's sweeping national security law sparks uncertainty for foreign firms
South China Morning Post, July 9, 2015

上海合作组织峰会在乌法举行 习近平出席会议 (Xi Jinping attends SCO summit in Ufa, Russia)
Xinhua, July 10, 2015

After over a decade, SCO decides to include India as full-time member
Indian Express, July 10, 2015

Press briefing note on Burundi, Thailand, Guinea and Ethiopia
United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, July 10, 2015

Thailand, under fire, says rejected China request to deport all Uighur Muslims
Reuters, July 10, 2015

China's Xi pledges security equipment, training for Afghanistan
Reuters, July 10, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Are July 1 marches still relevant?
Hong Kong Free Press, July 10, 2015