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 29, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Jailed journalist Gao Yu’s health deteriorates, brother quotes her as saying “I don’t want to die here”
South China Morning Post, July 29, 2015

专访:高瑜健康状况不佳 将提取保候审 (Interview: Gao Yu’s health deteriorates, lawyer to apply for release on bail pending trial)
Deutsche Welle, July 29, 2015专访高瑜健康状况不佳-将提取保候审/a-18615391

China mass arrests to have “chilling effect” on Aus firms
Lawyers Weekly, July 29, 2015

卷宗之谜 (File Mystery: Court lost case file of man who waited 19 years to appeal)
China Youth Daily, July 29, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

Videogame industry’s next battle: Chinese censors
Wall Street Journal, July 28, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

声援“屠夫”人士遭警告失联 独立中文笔会诗人野火被失踪 (Citizens in Wuhan dropped out of communication after voicing support for “Butcher,” Independent Chinese PEN poet “Wild Fire” is disappeared)
Radio Free Asia, July 28, 2015

Christian protester “beaten unconscious” in scuffles outside church in China
Hong Kong Free Press, July 29, 2015

These are the secret code words that let you criticize the Chinese government
Washington Post, July 28, 2015

隔行隔山?(Former prosecutor sues lawyers association with aim of becoming lawyer)
China Youth Daily, July 29, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Beijing must not win 2022 Winter Olympics bid, say human rights activists
The Guardian, July 29, 2015

人权人士请求国际奥委会拒绝北京主办冬奥会 (Human rights activists ask IOC to reject Beijing’s bid to host 2022 Winter Olympics)
Radio Free Asia, July 28, 2015

HRIC Urges IOC to Postpone Host City Election for 2022 Olympics
Human Rights in China, July 28, 2015

China indicts former Party Chief of Xinjiang's capital for graft
Voice of America, July 28, 2015

A Chinese Supreme Court justice falls from grace
Foreign Policy, July 28, 2015

China says recovered 38.7 billion yuan in graft losses
Channel NewsAsia, July 29, 2015

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

男子被错关获13万“平冤款”一年未到 检方称财政没钱 (Man fails to get RMB 130,000 state compensation for wrongful imprisonment after 1-year wait, procuratorate says there is no money in public coffers)
The Paper, July 29, 2015
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查处总数比去年明显下降但各类单项问题均有增长, 中纪委纠“四风”半年报揭示哪些问题 (Total number of investigations in first half of 2015 dropped visibly compared to same period in 2014, but that of various single item issues has increased: Issues revealed by the CCDI's half-yearly report on its investigation of the “four winds”)
Legal Daily, July 29, 2015

检察介入, 涉毒人员袭警被毙 (Procuratorate gets involved, drug suspect shot dead by police)
Legal Daily, July 29, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China pushes to rewrite rules of global Internet
Wall Street Journal, July 28, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

港大校委堅持延後任命副校 學生衝入會場 兩委員送院 (HKU Council continues to postpone Pro-VC appointment, two members hospitalized after students’ charged into meeting)
South China Morning Post, July 29, 2015

Hurt by council's decision, says Johannes Chan
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 29, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

觀點:香港傳媒來去何從? (View point: What will the Hong Kong media be like in the future?)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 28, 2015