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 21, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

The Chinese rights lawyer denied right to see his lawyer
South China Morning Post, July 20, 2015

律师会见浦志强受到限制 (Lawyer prevented from meeting with Pu Zhiqiang)
Deutsche Welle, July 20, 2015律师会见浦志强受到限制/a-18596025"

At least six missing after clampdown on human rights lawyers in China
The Guardian, July 21, 2015

China: secretly detained lawyers at risk of torture
Human Rights Watch, July 20, 2015

人权观察指律师被捕反映北京“极度厌恶”法治 (Human Rights Watch says crackdown on lawyers demonstrates Beijing’s “extraordinary disdain for rule of law”)
Radio France Internationale, July 21, 2015中国/20150721-人权观察指律师被捕反映北京“极度厌恶”法治/

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


Accusations fly as China crackdown pits former official against top lawyer friend
Hong Kong Free Press, July 21, 2015

China human-rights lawyers targeted [VIDEO]
The Wall Street Journal, July 20, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

Rumours, politics and corruption most likely topics to be censored on Chinese messaging app WeChat
South China Morning Post, July 20, 2015

“Cancer-causing bras” and North Korea’s “downfall”: WeChat censors actual rumors
Wall Street Journal, July 21, 2015

China blocks Telegram messenger for “aiding rights advocates”
Global Voices, July 20, 2015

北京独立制片人杨伟东被以“寻衅滋事”罪名刑拘 (Beijing independent filmmaker Yang Weidong criminally detained for “picking quarrels and provoking troubles”)
Radio France Internationale, July 20, 2015中国/20150720-北京独立制片人杨伟东被以“寻衅滋事”罪名刑拘

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Xi turns back the clock on women’s rights in China
The Wall Street Journal, July 20, 2015

Mixed verdict on Chinese environmental public interest lawsuits
The Diplomat, July 20, 2015

Measures on public participation in environmental protection
Ministry of Environmental Protection of the People’s Republic of China, July 13, 2015

中国维稳管制严上加严 (China’s stability maintenance measures get harsher and harsher)
Radio Free Asia, July 20, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

With days to go, human rights groups question whether China should be awarded another Olympic Games
The Speaker, July 20, 2015

IOC: Don’t reward China’s worsening oppression with another Olympic Games, July 20, 2015

A woman scorned: Retired Chinese official’s ex-wife exposes his “three mistresses, bribe-taking”
South China Morning Post, July 20, 2015

Top Chinese official is ousted from Communist Party
The New York Times, July 21, 2015

China to prosecute former aide to retired president
Reuters, July 20, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong barristers campaign over China's “arbitrary” detention of rights lawyers
Radio Free Asia, July 20, 2015

港台媒体指周世锋可能是被认罪 (Hong Kong and Taiwan media suspect Zhou Shifeng’s confession was forced)
Radio France Internationale, July 19, 2015中国/20150719-港台媒体指周世锋可能是被认罪/

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

China airs “bomb attack confession” from Xinjiang man
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 20, 2015

中国新国安法的泛国家安全观风险 (The risks posed by the broad concept of state security of the new State Security Law)
Financial Times, July 20, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Is Beijing’s decision on democracy in Hong Kong written in stone?
Hong Kong Free Press, July 20, 2015

周永康案的启示:宪法还是暴力? (Lesson from Zhou Yongkang case: Constitutionalsim or violence?)
Financial Times, July 21, 2015