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.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Bao Zhuoxuan “collateral damage” in crackdown
China Digital Times, October 14, 2015

Chinese police worked with Myanmar rebels to arrest son of detained rights lawyers: Sources
Radio Free Asia, October 14, 2015

U.S. urges release of rights lawyer in growing crackdown
Reuters, October 14, 2015

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers and Defenders
Human Rights in China, October 14, 2015

Tibetan author convicted on security charges released from jail, says rights group
South China Morning Post, October 15, 2015

高瑜案二审第三次延期 律师要求取保候审 (Gao Yu’s appeal trial postponed for third time, lawyer again requests her release on bail)
Radio France Internationale, October 14, 2015中国/20151014-高瑜案二审第三次延期-律师要求取保候审

Access to Information (信息公开)

Great Read: Survivors tell the camera the hidden tale of China's Great Famine
Los Angeles Times, October 15, 2015

In China’s state news media, what is said may not be what’s printed
The New York Times, September 14, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Guangdong riot police crack down on two waste pollution protests
Radio Free Asia, October 14, 2015

Two Tibetans detained in Sichuan after petition over land grab
Radio Free Asia, October 14, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

习近平访伦敦 英工党领袖拟与中方谈人权
Corbyn presses for human rights meeting with Chinese officials
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 14, 2015

【習近平訪英】撐達賴查理斯將不赴國宴 另闢面對面會晤 (Xi Jinping visit to the UK: Prince Charles supports Tibet and will not attend state banquet but will hold private meeting with Xi)
Mingpao, October 15, 2015

Li Gang accused of “falsifying evidence” in murder, burglary case appeal
Radio Free Asia, October 13, 2015

Zhou Yongkang sweep may signal break in “tiger” crackdown
Wall Street Journal, October 14, 2015

中美人权人士敦促中国停止强制计生 (Chinese and American human rights defenders urge China to stop forced “family planning”)
Voice of America, October 15, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Seven police officers charged with beating Occupy activist Ken Tsang face maximum penalty of life in Hong Kong prison
South China Morning Post, October 15, 2015

Occupy activist allegedly assaulted by police to be charged with assaulting police
Hong Kong Free Press, October 15, 2015

One year after the beating of Occupy Hong Kong activist Ken Tsang: protesters gather, opinions divided
South China Morning Post, October 15, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Britain is bending over backward to prove its friendship to China
Washington Post, October 14, 2015

On Xi Jinping’s UK visit, Cameron must challenge China on its human rights
The Guardian, October 14, 2015