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.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

孔杰荣:镇压律师使“依法治国”成笑柄 (Jerome A. Cohen: Crackdown on lawyers makes China’s “rule by the law” claim a point of ridicule before the world)
Voice of America, July 14, 2015

People’s Daily details allegations against lawyers detained in China
The New York Times, July 14, 2015

公安部揭开“维权”事件黑幕 (Ministry of Public Security cracks “human rights” crime syndicate)
People’s Daily, July 11, 2015

“As of 19:30 14 July 2015, 159 lawyers/law firm staff/human right activists have been detained/arrested/incommunicado/summoned/ restricted freedom temporarily”
Chinese Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group, July 14, 2015

China: Halt police operations targeting human rights lawyers as “national security” threat
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, July 13, 2015

China: Latest information on crackdown against lawyers and activists
Amnesty International, July 14, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

Shifting reports on China police shooting raise questions over Xinjiang link
The Wall Street Journal, July 14, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

港人游行抗议中国政府抓捕维权律师 (Hong Kongers march in protest of China’s detention of human rights lawyers)
Voice of America, July 13, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China needs tougher rules on its cadres, online survey finds
South China Morning Post, July 14, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Student leaders charged over Hong Kong protest
The New York Times, July 14, 2015

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

Chinese police say 3 who were killed by officers were "Xinjiang terrorists"
The New York Times, July 14, 2015

Behind the veil: China’s policies in restive Xinjiang hurt traditional minority businesses
Agence France-Presse, July 14, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

张千帆:“法治国家不能没有律师” (Zhang Qianfan: A rule of law state must have lawyers)
China Review, July 14, 2015

江平:“公权力不能动不动就抓律师” (Jiang Ping: Public power cannot arbitrarily imprison lawyers)
China Review, July 14, 2015

Q&A: Chinese lawyer speaks out on arrests
Voice of America, July 14, 2015

China’s “rule by law” takes an ugly turn
Foreign Policy, July 14, 2015