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, July 05, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Wives of China's human rights lawyers protest in Beijing
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 4, 2016

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers and Defenders
Human Rights in China, February 5, 2016

Changes to China’s environmental review law leave activists worried
South China Morning Post, July 5, 2016

时事大家谈: 人大审核断网,阻止民众掌握真相? (Current Affairs Discussion: NPC reviews bill for Internet cutting—stopping people to get the truths?)
Voice of America, July 4, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

手机人民网改版创新:内容高品质 体验更精彩 (People’s Daily mobile version updated: Better quality contents, more wonderful experience)
People’s Daily, July 5, 2016

中国网信办加强管理网络信息 要求大力整治虚假新闻 (Cyberspace Administration of China tightens Internet information control, demanding to strictly prohibit false news)
Radio Free Asia, July 4, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese rights activist found dead after alleged attack in Beijing
Radio Free Asia, July 4, 2016

The pipe dream of independent candidacy, once every five long years
China Change, July 1, 2016

China’s workers organize simultaneous protests in multiple cities
China Labor Bulletin, July 4, 2016

Strikes at Walmart stores in China begin to spread
China Labor Bulletin, July 4, 2016

英国著名歌手曾批评中国人权不获中国签证 被迫取消在上海的演唱会 (Famous British singer who criticized China’s human rights situation in the past fails to get visa for holding concert in Shanghai)
Radio Free Asia, July 4, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Ling Jihua: China jails top Hu Jintao aide for corruption
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 4, 2016

Watch your families, China party says after latest graft case
Reuters, July 4, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

What’s next for the U.S. and China in cybersecurity
The Wall Street Journal, July 5, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Mystery deepens over claims of “special investigation unit” into Hong Kong booksellers
South China Morning Post, July 5, 2016

【銅鑼灣書店事件】林榮基與警在約定地點錄口供4小時 ([Causeway Bay Books saga] Lam Wing-kee meets the police at appointed place for statement recording for 4 hours)
Ming Pao, July 5, 2016

“One Country, Two Nightmares”: Journalists’ union warns over threats to press freedom
Hong Kong Free Press, July 4, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

其實基本法搵你笨,你又知唔知? (The Basic Law actually fools you, did you know?)
InMedia HK, July 5, 2016

何清涟:令计划案按"计划"落幕 真意何在? (He Qinglian: Ling Jihua case closes according to plan—what does it mean?)
Voice of America, July 5, 2016