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 21, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

No safe haven: Chinese dissidents living in fear
Al Jazeera, July 20, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Online fiction becomes Chinese cultural force
The Wall Street Journal, July 20, 2016

Dismissal of Tencent Web editor ordered after one-character typo in Xi Jinping story—report
Hong Kong Free Press, July 21, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Hangzhou bans unofficial Christian worship ahead of G20 summit
Radio Free Asia, July 20, 2016

After 17 years of persecution, Falun Gong survives
The Diplomat, July 21, 2016

国际特赦呼吁释放“铭记八酒六四”案四君子 (Amnesty International calls for release of the four individuals involved in “June Fourth” liquor label case)
Voice of America, July 21, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Wife, child of Tiananmen activist arrive in U.S. after fleeing China
Radio Free Asia, July 20, 2016

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

Beijing policies in Xinjiang driving Chinese Muslims to join ranks of Islamic State, says U.S. think tank
South China Morning Post, July 21, 2016

All jihad is local: What ISIS’ files tell us about its fighters
New America, July 2016

President Xi urges Chinese Muslims to resist religious "infiltration"
Reuters, July 21, 2016

Britain adds Chinese militant group to terror list
Reuters, July 20, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Canadian or Chinese? Foreign citizenship brought into question
The Diplomat, July 20, 2016

Student leader Joshua Wong guilty over Hong Kong pro-democracy protest
The Guardian, July 21, 2016

Beijing’s top man in HK asks whether independence advocates should be allowed to join LegCo race
Hong Kong Free Press, July 20, 2016

民主黨遊行 抗議中聯辦干預選舉 (Democratic Party protests Liaison Office’s interference in LegCo election)
Ming Pao, July 21, 2016

中共统战部涉嫌暗中操控香港议会选举 (CPC United Front Work Department allegedly manipulates Hong Kong LegCo election from behind the scenes)
Radio Free Asia, July 20, 2016

香港書展開幕 書商面對北京拒絕退縮 (Hong Kong Book Fair opens—booksellers not backing down in front of Beijing)
Radio France Internationale, July 20, 2016中國/20160720-香港書展開幕-書商面對北京拒絕退縮

《習近平狼吞虎咽》書商疑被“姓黨人士”人身威脅 (New sensitive book—publisher reportedly received personal safety threat by someone “who bears the surname of the Party”)
Radio France Internationale, July 21, 2016中國/20160721-《習近平狼吞虎咽》書商疑被“姓黨人士”人身威脅