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 22, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Detained Chinese rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang denied legal counsel for nearly a month, wife says
Associated Press, July 20, 2015

China's war on rights lawyers part of wider “stability maintenance” plan
Radio Free Asia, July 21, 2015

State media: More confessions from “Black Friday” lawyers
China Digital Times, July 21, 2015

Detained lawyers “at risk of torture” as Taiwan voices support
Hong Kong Free Press, July 22, 2015

数十人权团体谴责中国再次违反法律程序 香港学界首参与联署声援律师 (Dozens of human rights groups condemn China’s repeated violations of legal procedures, Hong Kong academics join for first t time petition for detained lawyers)
Radio Free Asia, July 21, 2015

Law Society condemns mainland crackdown
The Standard, July 22, 2015

Statement of Law Society on the arrests and detention of lawyers in China
The Law Society of Hong Kong, July 21, 2015

Chinese police are said to seize ashes of Tibetan Monk Tenzin Delek Rinpoche
The New York Times, July 22, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

Taming the flood: How China’s leaders “guide” public opinion
Chia File, July 20, 2015

Why China’s propagandists love the Internet
Foreign Policy, July 21, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Naked protester detained by Chinese police wanted mum to visit Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, July 21, 2015

曾参与香港反国教、雨伞等运动的三名香港学生领袖抵台 (Three Hong Kong social movement student leaders participate in Taiwan conference)
Radio Free Asia, July 21, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

借反腐之名的权力斗争 (Power struggle in the name of fighting graft)
Deutsche Welle, July 20, 2015借反腐之名的权力斗争/a-18597642

Ling Jihua arrested, expelled from party
China Digital Times, July 20, 2015

How Ling Jihua, once one of China's most powerful men, fell from grace
South China Morning Post, July 20, 2015

廣東省預防腐敗局局長鐘世堅因腐敗被查 (Guangdong top graft buster Zhong Shijian investigated for corruption)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 21, 2015

环保部:支持环保组织提起环境公益诉讼 (Ministry of Environmental Protection welcomes civil society to file suits about environmental protection interests)
People’s Daily, July 22, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Beijing won’t waver in its approach to Hong Kong's democratic development, says NPC chief Zhang Dejiang
South China Morning Post, July 21, 2015

HK's desire for democracy still strong: UK
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 21, 2015

Written Ministerial Statement on the Hong Kong six-monthly report
Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom, July 21, 2015

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

Suicide bombings in China: Beyond terrorism
The Diplomat, July 21, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

A sea change for the rule of law in China
Lawfare, July 20, 2015

Louisa Lim: “I wanted to discover how Chinese people became complicit in an act of mass amnesia”
The Guardian, July 22, 2015

大家談中國:計劃生育受害者有權要求賠償 (Victims of family planning measures have the right to demand compensation)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 21, 2015

Is China’s reform era over and, if so, what’s next?
China File, July 21, 2015