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.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

“Freed” Chinese human rights activist Zhao Wei still missing, says husband
The Guardian, July 15, 2016

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

China’s legal scholars are less credible after South China Sea ruling
Foreign Policy, July 14, 2016

两部门启动网络诈骗举报联动处置机制 (Ministry of Public Security and Cyberspace Administration launch joint mechanism to handle reports of online fraud)
People's Procuratorate Daily, July 6, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Publisher sacked at outspoken Chinese political magazine Yanhuang Chunqiu
《炎黄春秋》社长总编被撤换 主管部门派员接替
South China Morning Post, July 14, 2016

改革派杂志遭整肃 从此炎黄无春秋 (Reformist magazine purged, Yanhuang Chunqiu will never be the same)
Voice of America, July 15, 2016

“Ghostbusters” braces for China rejection
Variety, July 13, 2016

China says its quarterly GDP growth is—surprise!—right on track at 6.7%
Quartz, July 15, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

内蒙古正蓝旗检察院对当地生态保护局怠于履职提起行政公益诉讼 (Procuratorate of Zhenglan (Xulun Hoh) Banner, Inner Mongolia brings administrative suit against local Ecological Protection Agency for negligence)
People's Procuratorate Daily, July 11, 2016

法轮功学员华盛顿集会游行纪念迫害日 (Falungong practitioners rally in Washington to commemorate persecution day)
Voice of America, July 15, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Ahead of 19th Party Congress, Xi’s struggle continues
China Digital Times, July 14, 2016

冤狱男子赵作海5年“赔光”65万国家赔偿金 (Zhao Zuohai, wrongly imprisoned for 5 years, gets RMB 650,000 in state compensation)
Legal Daily, July 11, 2016

“我给国家财产造成了巨大的损失” (First person tried in Sky Net, China’s campaign to catch corrupt officials overseas: “I have caused huge losses to state property”)
People's Procuratorate Daily, July 7, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

劉小麗:為下一代不會行退路 (Lau Siu-lai: For the next generation, no going back)
InMedia HK, July 15, 2016

Lack of cash: Demosisto leader drops plan to run in Hong Kong Legislative Council elections
South China Morning Post, July 14, 2016

Cantopop star Denise Ho successfully crowdfunds upcoming concert following mainland backlash
Hong Kong Free Press, July 14, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Gao Zhisheng on China’s persecution of rights lawyers
China Change, July 14, 2016

Is Hong Kong’s “One Country, Two Systems” autonomy in the balance?
Voice of America, July 15, 2016