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.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China carries out crackdown on lawyers and activists
Al Jazeera, July 19, 2015

Published “confessions” stoke fair trial fears for lawyers held in Chinese crackdown
South China Morning Post, July 19, 2015

China publishes "confession" of law firm director, arrests continue
Deutsche Presse-Agentur International, July 19, 2015

北京锋锐律所案追踪:向法院施压企图“有罪判无罪” (Beijing Fengrui law firm case update: Pressuring the court in attempt to change “guilty” verdict to “not guilty”)
Legal Daily, July 18, 2015

HK legal heavyweights urge China to “uphold rule of law” as justice dept refuses to sign petition
Hong Kong Free Press, July 19, 2015

河北老民:向黄庆畅邹伟两位记者讨教 (Elder citizen from Hebei seeks “advice” from 2 official media journalists who reported on the “rights defense lawyers crime syndicate”)
The New Citizens’ Movement, July 20, 2015

【直擊】中國維權律師失蹤 同業奔走救人 (Chinese rights defense lawyers disappear, colleagues rush about to save them)
Apple Daily, July 19, 2015

Statement of the Hong Kong Bar Association on reports of multiple arrests made of Mainland legal professionals
Hong Kong Bar Association, July 18, 2015

Open letter: Arrest and detention of lawyers and human rights activists in China
Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales, July 17, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

China state media’s Ramadan rally
Wall Street Journal, July 17, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China's Xi tells army to learn from uncorrupt past
Reuters, July 17, 2015

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

Making Sense of China’s New National Security Law
Sri Lanka Guardian, July 20, 2015

內蒙:9外國客認涉恐被逐 遊客:只看了成吉思汗紀錄片 (Inner Mongolia: 9 tourists deported after watching Genghis Khan documentary mistaken for a “terror video”)
South China Morning Post, July 20, 2015

「中國抓獲恐怖分子欲炸石家莊商場」 (“China arrests Uyghurs suspected of planning bomb attack on Shijiazhuang shopping mall”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 20, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Lack of due process mars China’s war on drugs
East Asia Forum, July 20, 2015

China’s irrepressible lawyers
Washington Post, July 19, 2015

She was a quiet commercial lawyer. Then China turned against her.
The Washington Post, July 18, 2015

Breaking the law: China rounds up its lawyers
The Huffington Post, July 18, 2015

China’s young people have spoken. And what they want is sex
The Guardian, July 16, 2015

Uniqlo sex video couple arrested, say Chinese authorities
The Guardian, July 19, 2015