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 23, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

张掖中院为家庭暴力受害人撑起司法保护伞 (Zhang Yezhong Court affords protection under law for victims of domestic violence)
Kaixian, July 23, 2015

China targeting rights lawyers in a crackdown
The New York Times, July 22, 2015

Chinese crackdown on lawyers casts shadow over activists' trial
South China Morning Post, July 23, 2015

China's missing rights lawyers
The New York Times, July 22, 2015

Mass suppression of lawyers reveals true nature of Xi’s “rule by law”

Human Rights in China, July 16, 2015

Activists warned off attending subversion trial of “Guangzhou Three”
Radio Free Asia, July 22, 2015

唐荆陵案辩护人:就法官党员身份激烈争辩(Tang Jingling’s defense lawyer: heated debate breaks out regarding court officials' party membership)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 23, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

The hypocrisy of China’s war on pollution
The Diplomat, July 23, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

艾未未獲當局發還護照 重獲出國自由 (Ai Weiwei has his passport returned and regains freedom to go overseas)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 22, 2015

Chinese activist hits out at Beijing's Winter Olympics bid
Radio Free Asia, July 22, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Former chief of China’s state-owned Bright Dairy put under corruption investigation
South China Morning Post, July 22, 2015

Central China official under probe for discipline violation
China daily, July 23, 2015

How do Chinese officials explain their corruption? People’s Daily counts the ways
The Wall Street Journal, July 22, 2015

China and Magna Carta
The Diplomat, July 23, 2015

China seeks to cap Beijing population at 23 million by 2020
The Hindu, July 22, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

New home affairs minister’s ties to pro-Beijing party spark concerns
Hong Kong Free Press, July 22, 2015

U.K. urges China and Hong Kong to restart talks on political reform
Financial Times, July 22, 2015

《明報》前總編遇襲案:有人付20萬買兇 一被告稱仍未收款 (Assault of ex-Mingpao chief editor: Attackers were to be paid $13K each, 1 claims not to have received money yet)
South China Morning Post, July 23, 2015

香港学民思潮发言人遭政府禁言 脸书被入侵成员资料外泄 (Hong Kong Scholarism spokesperson banned by government, Facebook account hacked and members' information leaked)
Radio Free Asia, July 22, 2015

China cracks down on Hong Kong evangelists
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 22, 2015

Counterterrorism (反恐)

国产特种车:智能反恐制暴 装甲车摩托灭火 (Domestically-produced special vehicles for counterterrorism include armored cars and motorcycles)
CQ News, July 23, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Just how far will Chinese tolerate the CCP's authoritarianism?
The Diplomat, July 21, 2015

Crime and punishment of China’s Rights Lawyers
China Change, July 23, 2015

法制日报:修复社会关系,司法的能与不能 (Legal Daily: Repairing societal relations, what judicial system can and can’t do)
Legal Daily, July 23, 2015

施展、尚观:西北望长安 (Looking at Changan from the northwest)
Gongshiwang, July 19, 2015