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, July 07, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Wives of detained human rights lawyers in China fight on a year after husbands held by authorities
South China Morning Post, July 7, 2016

Shanshan's Year: anguish of jailed lawyers' families laid bare in Chinese film
The Guardian, July 7, 2016

China to release human rights worker Zhao Wei on bail after a year of detention
The Guardian, July 7, 2016

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

Rights group demands release of U.S. businesswoman held by China for alleged spying
South China Morning Post, July 6, 2016

China chides U.N. group over criticism of “arbitrary” detention
Reuters, July 6, 2016

Family of “rebel Chinese village” chief refuses to recognize gov’t appointed lawyers
Hong Kong Free Press, July 6, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

China says facing flood of online info distorting party history
Reuters, July 6, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

The man who keeps tally of protests in China
China Change, July 6, 2016

Strikes continue unabated in China during first half of the year
China Labor Bulletin, July 7, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

联合国人权理事会通过保障网络自由草案 中国受到国际谴责 (United Nations Human Rights Council passes resolution for protecting Internet freedom, China denounced by international community)
Radio Free Asia, July 6, 2016

China’s communist cadre cradle pledges not to rock party boat after teachers rapped for “spreading Western values”
South China Morning Post, July 6, 2016

China charges Tiananmen massacre alcohol label activists with “inciting subversion of state power”
Hong Kong Free Press, July 7, 2016

Decision, maybe momentous, nears in case China has tried to ignore
The New York Times, July 7, 2016

National Security & Counterterrorism (国家安全和反恐)

Xinjiang imposes selective fasting ban amid terror crackdown
China Digital Times, July 6, 2016

In western China, authorities grapple with how to handle Ramadan
The Washington Post, July 5, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Bookseller Lam Wing-kee “relieved” after police agree to protect him, says lawmaker
Hong Kong Free Press, July 6, 2016

香港书商抓捕问题 北京香港各说各话 (Hong Kong booksellers taken away and detained, Beijing and Hong Kong talk past each other)
Voice of America, July 6, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

On cross-border detention, Hong Kong and mainland China must strive for greater progress
South China Morning Post, July 6, 2016