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, August 10, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

The desperate hunt for Li Heping, China's missing human rights warrior
The Guardian, August 10, 2015

My husband Li Heping, Part 5—Lawyer Li Chunfu, Heping’s younger brother
Human Rights in China, July 16, 2015

Chinese human rights lawyer is unexpectedly freed a day after being detained
The New York Times, August 9, 2015

高智晟出狱一周年音讯仍无 兄长高智义疑遭封口 (No news of rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng on 1st anniversary of prison release, brother suspects he is being silenced by police)
Radio Free Asia, August 7, 2015

两藏人为达赖喇嘛祝寿先后被捕 (Two Tibetans arrested for celebrating Dalai Lama’s birthday)
Radio Free Asia, August 7, 2015

Gao Yu, jailed Chinese journalist, is said to be receiving good medical care
The New York Times, August 7, 2015

谢远东涉嫌“煽动颠覆国家政权罪”,律师不许会见 (Xie Yuandong suspected of “inciting subversion,” not permitted to meet lawyer)
Boxun, August 10, 2015

山西因公牺牲民警首获人身意外险理赔 (Shanxi offers first insurance settlements for police officers injured in the line of duty)
Legal Daily, August 10, 2015

China mulls harsher penalties for protesters, “cults”; fewer capital crimes
Dui Hua, August 6, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

China blacklists 120 songs for obscene or violent lyrics
Associated Press, August 10, 2015

China TV anchor Bi Fujian to be punished for Mao insult
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 10, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

福建平潭强征打伤30村民 (30 villagers injured protesting forced land requisition in Pingtan, Fujian)
Radio Free Asia, August 8, 2015

Christian sentiment in Zhejiang against cross removal: three statements
China Change, August 7, 2015

A call to “cry out” against cross removals in China
The New York Times, August 10, 2015

Scream out! Don’t be silent anymore!—An Appeal to All Priests and Christians in China—The Catholic Parish of Priests in Wenzhou
Human Rights in China, July 28, 2015

Freed Chinese prisoner uses cartoons to illustrate torture claims
South China Morning Post, August 9, 2015

Comics to show how police torture innocent man into confession

More than 1,000 people back Chinese women’s call for law change so men considered rape victims
South China Morning Post, August 7, 2015

Livelihood clampdown on Tibetans in Diru County
Phayul, August 7, 2015

狮子旗热气球飞越欧洲北京干预不果 (Tibetan flag balloon to float across Europe despite China's intervention)
Radio France Internationale, August 7, 2015中国/20150809-狮子旗热气球飞越欧洲北京干预不果

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China Communist paper criticises retired leaders
Agence France-Presse, August 10, 2015

人民日报思想纵横:辩证看待“人走茶凉” (People’s Daily Ideological Aspect: critically examining “when a person leaves, the tea cools”)
People’s Daily, August 10, 2015

China’s disgraced ex-PLA general Gu Junshan spared death
Asia Times, August 7, 2015

China's cadres to be watched outside work as corruption watchdog targets old boys' networks
South China Morning Post, August 7, 2015

China to prosecute former regulatory official for graft
Reuters, August 7, 2015

中国被查官员若自杀 将问责纪检人员 (Prosecutors to be held accountable if suspected corrupt officials commit suicide)
Voice of America, August 10, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Let’s stick to the facts: The strange case of superintendent Chu King-wai
Hong Kong Free Press, August 7, 2015

李源潮接见港青禁香港记者采访 (Hong Kong journalists not permitted to film Chinese vice president Li Yuanchao’s meeting with SAR youth)
Radio France Internationale, August 9, 2015中国/20150809-李源潮接见港青禁香港记者采访

港府选民登记混账文化中心也算住址 (HK government voter registration system a mess—accepts hotels and the Cultural Centre as resident addresses)
Radio France Internationale, August 9, 2015中国/20150809-港府选民登记混账文化中心也算住址

Counterterrorism (反恐)

四川一高校配合武警反劫机大队反恐演习 场面如大片 (Sichuan Southwest Airlines Professional College coordinates “hijacking” counterterrorism drills with People's Armed Police)
Sichuan News Agency, August 10, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China vs. its human rights lawyers
The New York Times, July 31, 2015

研究:毛式政策远期会为中国带来更快增长 (Study: Maoist policy would bring China faster long-term growth)
Financial Times, August 10, 2015

China’s fear remains even after Tenzin Delek Rinpoche’s death
Phayul, August 9, 2015

Q. and A.: Chen Zhonglin on “picking quarrels” online
The New York Times, July 27, 2015