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, August 25, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

中国维权律师大抓捕:已有九人被指控危害国家安全 (Crackdown on Chinese human rights lawyers: nine are accused of endangering state security )
Canyu, August 25, 2015

律师不准会见基督徒戈平 同案三人羁押地点仍不明 (Lawyers not permitted to meet Christian Ge Ping, detention location of all three in same case still unknown)
Radio Free Asia, August 24, 2015

Human rights lawyer prevented from flying out of Beijing
The New York Times, August 24, 2015

律师就大抓捕再申请信息公开 会见当事人仍阻碍重重 (Lawyer Yu Wensheng again submits Open Government Information request about mass crackdown, Lawyer-client meetings are still obstructed)
Radio Free Asia, August 24, 2015

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

Mainland China finally considering reclassifying sex with underage prostitutes as rape after pressure from activists
South China Morning Post, August 24, 2015

China's first draft law on domestic violence reviewed
China Daily, August 25, 2015

全国人大常委会今召开16次会 反家暴法初亮相 (16th NPC Standing Committee meeting held today, will review China's first draft law on domestic violence)
Xinhua, August 24, 2015

中国为纪念抗战胜利将特赦刑事罪犯 (China to commemorate war victory by giving amnesty to criminal offenders)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 24, 2015

NPC SC deliberates draft decision to grant amnesty for a portion of prisoners currently serving sentences
Xinhua (Accessible at, August 25, 2015

Amnesty! NPC Standing Committee Reactivates it after 40 hiatus!
China Youth Online, August 25, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

Minitrue: don’t rain on our military parade
China Digital Times, August 24, 2015

What caused “Black Monday”? The answer’s blocked in China.
Foreign Policy, August 24, 2015

China censoring Black Monday on country’s biggest search engine, Baidu, stopping citizens looking for information about financial chaos
The Independent, August 24, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

广州两民主人士被押两年多从未放风 (Two Guangzhou democracy activists—Guo Feixiong and Liu Yuandong— not allowed outside in over 2 years of detention)
Voice of America, August 24, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China's Black Monday comes amid much deeper economic pessimism: analysts
Radio Free Asia, August 24, 2015

In nature’s name
NewsChina Magazine, August, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Celebrating an anti-Fascist victory or a Fascist victory?
China Change, August 24, 2015

China must be pressed to end torture by police
Washington Post, August 24, 2015