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.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

NGO: Stop force-feeding of rights activist Yang Maodong in Guangdong prison
Hong Kong Free Press, July 19, 2016

Sister Says Guo Feixiong Will Not Stop Hunger Strike
杨茂平: 郭飞雄会活着走出监狱吗?
Human Rights in China, June 15, 2016

Tibetan monk handed three-year prison term in a secret trial
Radio Free Asia, July 19, 2016

加快建设法治政府的行动纲领(治国理政新思想新实践) (Action plan for speeding up the establishment of government of rule of law (New ideas and new practice for country governance and administration))
People’s Daily, July 20, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Minitrue: Do not hype illegal demonstrations
China Digital Times, July 19, 2016

Outspoken magazine closing to protect political principles, says founder
South China Morning Post, July 20, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

KFC in northern China targeted by protesters shouting anti-U.S. slogans
多地掀抵制肯德基活动 人民日报:爱国应理性包容
South China Morning Post, July 19, 2016

Sorry for having insulted China? Here’s your chance to apologize
The New York Times, July 20, 2016

China criticizes street protests over arbitration ruling
The Washington Post, July 20, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China's ex-chairman of top steel producer under investigation for graft
Channel NewsAsia, July 20, 2016

Disasters unveil China’s open season of accountability
The Hindu, July 19, 2016

Documents from reformist icon Zhao Ziyang give rare insight into China at crossroads
赵紫阳内部讲话首度公开 揭示中国80年代改革的珍贵细节
South China Morning Post, July 19, 2016

China rhetoric turns tough after unfavorable tribunal ruling
Voice of America, July 19, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong election candidates refuse to sign loyalty declaration
Radio Free Asia, July 19, 2016

張曉明質疑容港獨組織註冊是否符一國兩制 梁天琦:提倡港獨乃受基本法保障之言論自由 (Liaison Office director Zhang Xiaoming doubts if allowing organizations advocating Hong Kong independence to register is in line with One Country Two Systems, Hong Kong Indigenous Edward Leung affirms that such is freedom of expression protected by Basic Law)
Ming Pao, July 20, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

”I will not look back”: Hong Kong’s “Iron Lady” Emily Lau vows to remain active in civil society as she departs from Legco
香港“鐵娘子"劉慧卿卸任議員無憾 承諾將繼續服務社會
South China Morning Post, July 18, 2016

Outgoing Hong Kong lawmaker Albert Ho a tireless fighter for the oppressed who sticks to his core values
何俊仁堅守原則 為內地人權狀況奮鬥
South China Morning Post, July 18, 2016