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 17, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China detains 100 lawyers, activists
Voice of America, July 17, 2015

Canada gravely concerned by detention and disappearance of lawyers and activists in China
Government of Canada, July 16, 2015, July 14, 2015

Recent human rights developments in China
Australian Government, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, July 17, 2015

China: Massive crackdown of human rights lawyers continues
Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights, China Labor Bulletin, and Human Rights in China, July 16, 2015

Mass suppression of lawyers reveals true nature of Xi’s “rule by law”
Human Rights in China, July 16, 2015

UN, EU, nations speak out against China’s crackdown on lawyers
Hong Kong Free Press, July 16, 2015, July 14, 2015

Statement issued by the [Hong Kong] Legal ECs in relation to the mass arrest, detention and disappearance of lawyers in China
Hong Kong Lawyers, July 16, 2015

Statement on the detention of human rights lawyers in China
The Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Hong Kong, July 17, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

Minitrue: Don’t hype story on Leiyang’s angry poet
China Digital Times, July 16, 2015

Google maps changes name on disputed South China Sea shoal
New York Times, July 15, 2015

Rise of Guangdong propaganda chief a sign of further media controls to come
Radio Free Asia, July 17, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Gov't gives think tanks food for thought with supporting policies
Caixin, July 17, 2015

首个“中国劳工受难日”各地举行纪念活动 (Various regions hold commemorative events for first “China Labor Victims Day”)
Radio Free Asia, July 16, 2015

甘肃广河逾百回民抬尸体县政府抗议警察不作为 (Over a hundred Chinese Hui ethnic minorities carry corpse and protest police inaction in Gansu)
Radio Free Asia, July 16, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中国又一名高官被情人举报遭调查 (Another top official is exposed by lover and undergoing investigation)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 17, 2015

China destroyed its stock market in order to save it
Foreign Policy, July 16, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Top China leader tells HK youth to “promote stability”
Reuters, July 17, 2015

Hong Kong protester convicted of assaulting police officer with her breast
South China Morning Post, July 17, 2015

Overview of legal cases related to the HK Umbrella Revolution, July 16, 2015

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

中国以反恐名义拘捕人道援助服务的外国非政府组织成员引关注 (China's use of “anti-terrorism” label to detain humanitarian assistance workers at foreign NGO draws scrutiny)
Radio France Internationale, July 17, 2015中国/20150716-中国以反恐名义拘捕人道援助服务的外国非政府组织成员引关注/

China to deport foreign tourists after “terror” video case
Reuters, July 17, 2015

Pakistan Hopes to Benefit from Iran Deal, With Chinese Help
Voice of America, July 16, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Exiled Chinese lawyer says the country is moving toward a new totalitarianism
Public Radio International, July 16, 2015

Lu Jun: “one more law won’t make us helpless”
China Digital Times, July 17, 2015