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.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China set to prosecute top rights lawyer, three activists for subversion
Radio Free Asia, July 15, 2016

After four detainees of the “709 Incident” are indicted, Chinese state media name foreign news organizations, a U.S. congressman, & three embassies in Beijing as “foreign anti-China forces”
China Change, July 15, 2016

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

Access to Information (信息公开)

$7,000-a-month “Shameless China” blogger loses all with one post
Bloomberg, July 17, 2016

Minitrue: Don’t cover reshuffle at liberal journal
China Digital Times, July 16, 2016

《炎黄春秋》被管理层大换血 律师认为单方面终止协议违法 (Major posts at “Yanhuang Chunqiu” switched by managing authority, lawyer thinks unilateral termination of agreement is illegal)
Radio Free Asia, July 15, 2016

《炎黄春秋》被接管 原有风貌判“死刑” (“Yanhuang Chunqiu” taken over, original style “on death row”)
Deutsche Welle, July 15, 2016炎黄春秋被接管-原有风貌判死刑/a-19402466

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

In China, protests against the South China Sea ruling skip the streets for cyberspace
Global Voices, July 15, 2016

77岁访民王金娣美领馆放鞭炮伸冤被判刑一年半 (77-year old petitioner Wang Jindi who set firecrackers outside American Embassy to appeal for justice sentenced to 1.5 years)
Radio Free Asia, July 17, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Staff to sue Chinese cultural ministry academy over sacking of publisher of outspoken political magazine
South China Morning Post, July 15, 2016

China fires three local officials after tropical storm killed 83
South China Morning Post, July 18, 2016

China to punish officials for leadership failings
Reuters, July 17, 2016

Xu Jiatun, Chinese official who opposed Tiananmen crackdown, dies at 100
The New York Times, July 16, 2016

China gives Cambodia $600M in exchange for international support
Voice of America, July 16, 2016

中共中央印发《中国共产党问责条例》 (CPC Central Committee prints “CPC Accountability Regulations”)
Xinhua, July 18, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China's road to high-tech supremacy
Deutsche Welle, July 15, 2016

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

China calls for greater global cooperation against terrorism
Channel NewsAsia, July 16, 2016

香港讲座论新疆反恐维稳与极端主义 (Lecture in Hong Kong about stability maintenance in Xinjiang: “Counterterrorism” and extremism)
Voice of America, July 17, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Many in Hong Kong look for the exit amid China tension
Reuters, July 18, 2016

【立會選舉】梁天琦指選舉主任限兩日內交確認書 否則尋法律意見 ([LegCo election] Hong Kong Indigenous Edward Leung: Electoral Affairs Committee required me to sign loyalty pledge within two days, otherwise would seek legal opinion)
Ming Pao, July 16, 2016

【立會選舉】饒戈平指簽確認書屬「政治要求」 符基本法國家憲法 ([LegCo election] Basic Law Committee member Rao Geping says loyalty pledge is “political requirement” conforming to Basic Law and the Constitution of China)
Ming Pao, July 16, 2016

【立會選舉】工黨出戰4議席 暫不簽確認書 ([LegCo election] Labour Party to compete for 4 seats, not signing the loyalty pledge at the moment)
Ming Pao, July 17, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

America and Europe’s failure in securing the release of lawyers and activists in connection with the “709 Incident”
China Change, July 17, 2016

Trouble at Yanhuang Chunqiu
Medium, July 15, 2016