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 27, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China’s crackdown on lawyers sparks debate on party’s strength
McClatchy, July 26, 2015

What can you do in the face of terror – a Chinese entrepreneur responds to arrest of rights lawyers
China Change, July 24, 2015

Chinese activists’ subversion trial likened to a battle between justice and evil
South China Morning Post, July 26, 2015

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

Former teacher tells court of torture as Guangzhou Three subversion trial ends
Radio Free Asia, July 24, 2015

Activists' subversion trial ends after 11-hour session but families vow to appeal if convicted
South China Morning Post, July 27, 2015

大陸拘捕維權律師 馬英九指反映習近平管治下政治不穩 (Ma Ying-jeou: Mainland China's crackdown on human rights lawyers reflects political instability under the Xi Jinping administration)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 27, 2015

BBC中國總編輯凱瑞專訪台灣總統馬英九全文 (Full transcript of Ma Ying-jeou’s interview with BBC chief China editor)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 27, 2015

声援律师倪玉兰母女遭警告维权人士戈觉平被软禁逾十天 (Rights defender Ni Yulan and daughter warned by police for supporting arrested lawyers, Wang Yu's client, rights defender Ge Jiaoping, under residential surveillance for over 10 days)
Radio Free Asia, July 25, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

China's state media pour scorn on Obama's Africa trip
Associated Press, July 27, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China's public security chief tries to ease fears about draft law for foreign NGOs
South China Morning Post, July 26, 2015

中国称支持境外NGO发展 (China claims to support overseas NGOs' development)
Deutsche Welle, July 27, 2015中国称支持境外ngo发展/a-18608919

Activist known for brash tactics among dozens held in China
Associated Press, July 26, 2015

六四學運領袖吾爾開希宣佈競選台灣立委 (June Fourth student movement leader Wu'erkaixi to seek seat in Taiwan Parliament)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 24, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Rights advocates, and a monk, oppose Beijing’s winter Olympics bid
The New York Times, July 25, 2015

IOC urged to reject Beijing’s 2022 Olympic bid amid lawyer crackdown
Hong Kong Free Press, July 26, 2015

中共河北省委书记落马 (Head of China's Hebei Province dismissed)
Deutsche Welle, July 24, 2015中共河北省委书记落马/a-18605944

China’s antigraft spotlight turns on Head of Hebei Province
Wall Street Journal, July 25, 2015

Taiwan president rues lack of progress with China
British Broadcast Corporation, July 26, 2015

纪委书记GPS跟踪区委书记会否是“狗咬狗”(Secretary of Committee for Discipline Inspection uses GPS to follow Party secretary—an instance of dog-eat-dog?)
Netease, July 24, 2015

Dark corner of China's rise: A surge in trafficked children
The Christian Science Monitor, July 27, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China uses “picking quarrels” charge to cast a wider net online
The New York Times, July 26, 2015

The PLA General Staff Department Third Department Second Bureau: an organizational overview of unit 61398
Project 2049 Institute, July 27, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

港大校友關注組收集逾2500簽名 明日刊登聯署廣告 (HKU Alumni concern group gathers over 2500 signatures in petition urging timely appointment of pro-vice-chancellor based on search committee’s recommendation)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 27, 2015

劉進圖撰文:拖延副校任命粉碎港大循規管治 (HKU alumnus & ex Mingpao chief editor Kevin Lau pen essay: Postponing appointment of pro-vice-chancellor destroys HKU's regulations platform)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 27, 2015

Protesters march to High Court over “breast assault” conviction
Hong Kong Free Press, July 27, 2015

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

地铁安全与反恐防暴研讨会在西安召开 (Subway Security and Counter-Terrorism Conference convenes in Xi’an)
Shaanxi Daily, July 27, 2015

China says it holds two "violent terrorists" after police shootout in Zhejiang
Radio Free Asia, July 24, 2015

China’s elegant, flawed, grand strategy
The Diplomat, July 25, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

非政府组织不是反政府组织 (Non-governmental organizations are not anti-governmental organizations)
Sina News, July 27, 2015

With HKU under fire, who is meddling with Hong Kong’s academic freedom?
Hong Kong Free Press, July 25, 2015

China’s clickbait nationalism
Tea Leaf Nation, July 25, 2015

Getting Rid of Lawyers Is the Start of Fascism
China Change, July 26, 2015