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 24, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

“广州三君子”案律师大反击 择期宣判围观公民遭遣返 (Lawyers for “Guangzhou Three” strike back, trial ends without verdict and onlookers and are forcibly turned away)
Radio Free Asia, July 24, 2015

Excerpt from Tang Jingling’s self defense and final statement at trial
Human Rights in China, July 24, 2015

Tight security as trial resumes of Chinese rights lawyer and activists charged with subversion
South China Morning Post, July 23, 2015

“广州三君子”案续开审各界关注 香港支联会发起“伞聚”声援 (Reopening of trial of “Guangzhou Three” garners attention, HK Alliance organizes “umbrella gathering” in support)
Radio Free Asia, July 23, 2015

广东惠州网民叶晓峥案开庭 (Guangdong netizen Ye Xiaozheng’s case brought to court)
Radio Free Asia, July 23, 2015

Another Tibetan activist dies in Chinese detention
Voice of America, July 23, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

China’s reality shows must uphold “socialist core values,” regulator says
The Wall Street Journal, July 23, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

在台西藏人台湾内政部移民署抗议 移民法落日条款使藏人成国际孤儿 (Tibetans protest Immigration Law’s “Sunset Clause” at Immigration Agency in Taiwan, say it has made Tibetans in exile international orphans)
Radio Free Asia, July 23, 2015

What has Ai Weiwei been doing these last four years?
The Telegraph, July 23, 2015

Video: Taiwan students arrested after breaking into gov’t building to oppose “China-centric” curriculum
Hong Kong Free Press, July 24, 2015

Rights groups criticize both 2022 Winter Olympic bids
Voice of America, July 23, 2015

凝聚社会监督力量推动维权协同共治, 寻找最美消费维权人物活动启动(Coalescing the power of social supervision to promote “rights defense” coordination and joint management: the search for the “most beautiful consumer rights defender” begins)
Legal Daily, July 24, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Render unto Caesar: Party leaders persecute churches even as they try to co-opt them
The Economist, July 25, 2015

China may bring in “two-child policy” to tackle demographic time bomb
The Guardian, July 23, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Police officers are “bullied” by provocative protesters, claims police watchdog chairman
Hong Kong Free Press, July 23, 2015

中大新傳學院民調顯示逾五成半受訪者不想梁振英連任 (CUHK Journalism & Communication Dept survey: Over 55% of interviewees do not want CY Leung to be reappointed)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 24, 2015

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

Writer criticizes China's new national security laws
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 23, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Biographies of lawyers, staffers and activists detained or disappeared in the July 10 nationwide raid against rights lawyers
China Change, July 23, 2015

現代中國儒學者能接受同性婚姻嗎? (Can modern Chinese Confucian scholars accept same sex marriage?)
South China Morning Post, July 24, 2015

国家安全审查监管上升到法律层面, 给经济安全领域加一把“安全锁” (State Security examinations and inspections rise to legal standards, adding “safety lock” to economic security)
Legal Daily, July 24, 2015