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 16, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China is using televised confessions to shame detained lawyers, journalists, and activists1
Quartz, July 15, 2015

Uncivil: China says that by locking up lawyers it is defending the rule of law
Economist, July 16, 2015

Heavy hands vs the power of words: China cracks down on fast-growing civil society
South China Morning Post, July 16, 2015

“Lawyers need to be protected not harassed” – UN experts urge China to halt detentions
United Nations Human Rights, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, July 16, 2015

Statement by the Spokesperson on recent developments in the human rights situation in China
European Union External Action, July 15, 2015

Mass suppression of lawyers reveals true nature of Xi’s “rule by law”
Human Rights in China, July 14, 2015

China: Lawyers face 15 years in jail on ‘chilling’ state security charges
Amnesty International, July 16, 2015

Law Society urges China to release lawyers arrested in “crackdown”
The Law Society of England and Wales, July 16, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China’s imploding pressure cooker: Xinfang petitions
Diplomat, July 16, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China's private sector joins the nation's battle against corruption
South China Morning Post, July 13, 2015

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

德国副总理针对中国的自由及人权问题对中国政府提出明确的警告 (German Vice Chancellor gives China an explicit warning regarding China’s freedom and human rights problem)
Radio Free Asia, July 16, 2015

美国敦促中国改善人权 (U.S. urges China to improve human rights)
VOA Chinese, July 16, 2015

20名外国人在中国内蒙古被捕 (20 foreigners have been detained in Mongolia)
Radio Free Asia, July 15 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China’s new crackdown on civil rights
Washington Post, July 15, 2015, July 14, 2015

正规的被冒名,敛财的钻空子,执法的干瞪眼 离岸协会 监管待发力(求证·后续)(Forcefully regulate offshore associations)
People’s Daily, July 16, 2015

Interview: repression, dubious Rendition of Uyghurs is "the real China"
Radio Free Asia, July 16, 2015