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 28, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China versus the lawyers
The Diplomat, July 28, 2015

A thorn in the side of Walmart: Wang Shishu goes to court again
China Labour Bulletin, July 27, 2015

高瑜狱中病情恶化,被要求解聘律师和认罪 (Gao Yu’s health deteriorates in prison, is asked by authorities to dismiss lawyers and admit guilt)
Boxun, July 28, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

Escalator death in China sets off furor online
The New York Times, July 28, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

广东揭阳村民数月抗议土地被强占 警方凌晨入村暴力抓捕维权代表 (Jieyang (Guangdong) villagers protest for months over forcibly occupied land, police detain 2 rights defenders in early morning)
Radio Free Asia, July 27, 2015

湖北逾百民办教师省教育厅维权遭警方驱散 (Over 100 teachers of privately-run schools in Hubei protesting for better treatment are dispersed by police)
Radio Free Asia, July 27, 2015

Activist in bid to find whereabouts of detained Chinese rights lawyer Wang Yu
Radio Free Asia, July 27, 2015

China's Christians protest “evil” Communist campaign to tear down crosses
The Guardian, July 27, 2015

“Chanting monks” deployed in standoff over cross demolition in China’s Zhejiang
Radio Free Asia, July 27, 2015

构建多层次全方位立体化可持续服务机制, 北京律师打造公益法律服务品牌 (Constructing a multi-level, comprehensive, three-dimensional, sustainable service mechanism: Beijing lawyers forge a public interest legal services brand)
Legal Daily, July 28, 2015

湖北志愿服务条例草案提交省人大常委会审议, 政府不再直接参与志愿服务日常管理 (Standing Committee of Hubei’s People’s Congress to deliberate draft regulations on volunteer services that would end day-to-day government supervision of volunteer services)
Legal Daily, July 28, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Biggest number of Chinese provincial-level corruption suspects “caught in Guangdong”
South China Morning Post, July 27, 2015

河北重新修订信访条例, 建立重大信访问题倒查责任制 (Hebei once again amends its petition regulations, establishes investigation responsibility system for major petition problems)
Legal Daily, July 28, 2015

China/Kazakhstan: 2022 games major test of Olympic reforms
Human Rights Watch, July 21, 2015

取保候审不属国家赔偿范围 (Release on “guarantee pending further investigation” does not fall within scope of state compensation)
Anhui Daily Village Edition, July 28, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Michael Chertoff makes the case against back doors
Emptywheel, July 26, 2015

950 million Android phones can be hijacked by malicious text messages
Ars Technica, July 27, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

港大校友請願促推翻先揀選副校長的決定 (HKU alumni petition to revoke pre-selection of pro-vice-chancellor)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 28, 2015

港大校委會開會 馮敬恩冀立即處理副校長任命 (HKU Council to hold meeting, Student Union President requests immediate resolution of pro-vice-chancellor appointment )
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 28, 2015

Hong Kong's precarious press freedom situation
Al Jazeera, July 26, 2015

China liaison office interfered with HKU pro-vice chancellor appointment, claims ex-editor
Hong Kong Free Press, July 27, 2015

香港学者李欧梵:去年香港占中至少让年轻人发声了 (HK academic Leo Ou-fan Lee: At least Hong Kong young people spoke out in last year’s Occupy Movement)
Radio Free Asia, July 27, 2015

Counterterrorism (反恐)

中方称中国颁布《国家安全法》是依法治国的重要举措 (PRC says China’s adoption of State Security Law an important act in ruling country according to law)
Netease, July 28, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China: The best and the worst place to be a Muslim woman
Foreign Police, July 17, 2015

The vilification of lawyer Wang Yu and violence by other means
China Change, July 27, 2015

China needs its human rights lawyers to fortify its rule of law
South China Morning Post, July 27, 2015

If China wants more children, it needs to get out of the nation’s bedrooms
The Guardian, July 27, 2015

Other unclassified databases the Chinese are probably stealing
Lawfare, July 27, 2015