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 31, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Missing assistant of human rights lawyer found at Tianjin detention centre
Hong Kong Free Press, July 30, 2015

Mass suppression of lawyers reveals true nature of Xi’s “rule by law”
Human Rights in China, July 16, 2015

After crackdown on rights lawyers, China’s legal reform path uncertain
Wall Street Journal, July 31, 2015

State Council passed draft Domestic Violence Law on 28 July
Duowei, July 29, 2015

中国通过《反家庭暴力法》草案 (China passes “Anti-domestic violence law” draft)
Radio Free Asia, July 30, 2015

China’s draft domestic violence law “largely cosmetic”: feminists
Radio Free Asia, July 30, 2015

人民日报整版文章探讨“中国制度具有巨大活力” (People’s Daily devotes full page to discussion of how “China’s system has enormous vitality”)
People’s Daily, July 31, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

How China’s online “Civilization Army” turned a youth street fight into a patriotic struggle
Hong Kong Free Press, July 30, 2015

Chinese web dissenters using coded language to dodge censorship filters and vent frustration at government
The Independent, July 30, 2015

What does SARS have to do with China’s Cybersecurity Law?
The Diplomat, July 30, 2015

”We’ve been kept in the dark”: Chinese MH370 relatives complain about lack of information after wreckage discovery
South China Morning Post, July 30, 3015

温宿检察阳光司法让仇人变亲友, 公开审查不捕不诉案打消质疑 (Wensu County Procuratorate’s “Sunshine justice” turns enemies into friends, public disclosure of cases investigated with no arrests or indictments dispels suspicion of official interference)
Legal Daily, July 25, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Ai Weiwei disputes restricted visa From Britain
The New York Times, July 30, 2015

Chorus of criticism for UK’s denial of full visa to Ai Weiwei
Financial Times, July 30, 2015

Taiwan students storm ministry over textbook row
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 31, 2015

时事大家谈:专访吾尔开希:从天安门到台湾立委参选人 (Wu’erkaixi Interview: From Tiananmen to running for Taiwan Parliament)
Voice of America, July 30, 2015

婦團周日發起「胸群出動」 抗議女示威者被指以胸襲警 (Women rights group will launch “Breast Walk” to protest accusation that a female demonstrator attacked police with her breast), July 31, 2015

Fifteen weeks in jail for assault with breasts
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 30, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Winter Olympics 2022: Beijing to host Games in China
The Guardian, July 31, 2015

Should Beijing host the 2022 Olympics? Chinese human rights group says “no” (+video)
The Christian Science Monitor, July 30, 2015

With China, IOC Turns Its Back on Human Rights
Human Rights in China, July 31, 2015

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

China to prosecute former top officer for graft
Reuters, July 30, 2015

With latest ouster, China steps up fight against military corruption
The Diplomat, July 31, 2015

One year after a fatal shooting in restive Xinjiang, nagging questions remain
Wall Street Journal, July 30, 2015

温男子被错关获赔13万1年没拿到 被报道后3天到账 (Man receives RMB 130,000 state compensation for wrongful imprisonment 3 days after media reports on his year-long wait)
Xinhua, July 31, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

What’s happening now that Chinese cyberfiddling is on the D.C. agenda
Foreign Policy, July 30, 2015

Proposed law gives gov't too much control of Internet, experts say
Caixin, July 30, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

袁國勇辭任港大校委:無能力轉化矛盾 不如回去搞毛黴菌 (Microbiologist Yuen kwok-yung resigns from HKU Council: returning to studying mucor because of powerlessness to resolve conflict over appointment of pro-vice-chancellor)
South China Morning Post, July 31, 2015

袁國勇:非因學生衝入校委會事件而辭任校委 (HKU academic Yuen kwok-yung: Resignation from HKU Council membership is not due to students’ charging into meeting)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 31, 2015

港大學生會稱不後悔衝入會場 有校委冀盡快填補空缺 (HKU Student Union does not regret charging into conference venue; certain Council member wishes for quick replacement)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 31, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China doesn’t want to suppress Christianity – just control it
The Guardian, July 30, 3015

Complete freedom, always just eluding the grasp of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei
Washington Post, July 30, 2015

Beijing and Almaty contest Winter Olympics in human rights nightmare
The Guardian, July 30, 2015

Cybersecurity: We need a Chinese Snowden
The Diplomat, July 31, 2015

The invisible: how China deals with mental illness – in pictures
The Guardian, July 30, 2015