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 15, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese reform politician Wan Li dies at 99
The New York Times, July 15, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China's crackdown on rights lawyers shows no sign of abating
Radio Free Asia, July 14, 2015

Mass Suppression of Lawyers Reveals True Nature of Xi’s “Rule by Law”
Human Rights in China, July 14, 2015

Statement by CECC Chairs Representative Chris Smith and Senator Marco Rubio on President Xi's “increasingly bold disregard for basic human rights”
Congressional-Executive Commission on China, July 14, 2015

China: Human rights lawyers detained during crackdown
Frontline Defenders, July 14, 2015

Sweeping attack on rights defense lawyers threatens China's entire legal profession
Committee to Protect Chinese Lawyers, July 13, 2015

US urged to cancel Xi Jinping visit after China's human rights crackdown
The Guardian, July 14, 2015

依法打击极少数违法律师是为了创造更好执业环境 (Using law to crackdown on an extreme minority of lawyers who violate it benefits the professional environment for the majority)
Xinhua, July 15, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

China to codify Internet control measures
The Guardian, July 14, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Tibetans gather in Chengdu to urge return of Tenzin Delek Rinpoche's body
Radio Free Asia, July 14, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

A cyber attack struck messaging app Telegram just as China was cracking down on human rights lawyers
Quartz, July 13, 2015

南京警务无人机上岗 (Nanjing police commence using drones)
Legal Daily, July 15, 2015

恪守网上舆情就是警情准则24小时公开巡查执法: 武汉网警“拍肩膀”提醒网友理性发言 (Scrupulously monitoring online public opinion is the norm for policing, 24-hour public patrolling to enforce the law: Wuhan online police “tap on the shoulder” of netizens to warn them to post rationally)
Legal Daily, July 15, 2015

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

China's Uygurs go overseas to train for jihad at home, Beijing says
Reuters, July 16, 2015

军委副主席专程到新疆库尔勒看望反恐维稳官兵 (CMC deputy chair visits Xinjiang's Korla Region to visit counter-terrorism and stability maintenance troops)
Legal Daily, July 15, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

中国政府“为股民服务”? (The Chinese government “working for the investors”?)
Financial Times, July 15, 2015

法学界三位泰斗:呼吁保障律师权利 (Three law experts: safeguard lawyers’ rights)
Chuansongmen, July 14, 2015

Hong Kong lawyers must speak up for counterparts detained in the mainland
Hong Kong Free Press, July 14, 2015
Hong Kong lawyers must speak up for counterparts detained in the mainland

立即釋放內地維權律師 懇求香港律師會、大律師公會發聲 (The progressive lawyers group's short commentary regarding the recent mass arrests, detention or disappearance of mainland Chinese human rights lawyers)
Progressive Lawyers Group, July 14, 2015

Drawing the news: A lawyer’s visit in prison
Rebel Pepper (via China Digital Time), July 13, 2015