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 22, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Outspoken liberal Chinese magazine Yanhuang Chunqiu threatens to sue state organisation over editorial appointments
《炎黄春秋》编辑部遭强行改组 原社长或提刑事诉讼
South China Morning Post, July 21, 2016

专访杜导正:不能重蹈《南方周末》的覆辙 (Interview with Du Daozheng: Don’t commit the same error as with “Southern Weekly”)
Deutsche Welle, July 21, 2016专访杜导正不能重蹈南方周末的覆辙/a-19416882

Formal arrest issued for leader of Wukan “democracy” village after 28 days of protests
Hong Kong Free Press, July 22, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

中国关押作家人数居首 美国会就全球言论自由状况举行听证 (China detains the most writers in the world, U.S. holds hearing concerning global status of freedom of expression)
Radio Free Asia, July 21, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Police in China's Sichuan hold petitioners, activist ahead of G20 finance talks
Radio Free Asia, July 21, 2016

China's Communists fear new capitalists may fund wrong causes
Voice of America, July 21, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese officials begin to dismantle Tibetan study site
The New York Times, July 22, 2016

中共強拆最大藏傳佛學院 (CPC forcibly demolishes the largest Tibetan Buddhist learning site)
Apple Daily, July 22, 2016

My nationalism, and don’t you forget it. Xi Jinping tries to contain public fury over the South China Sea
The Economist, July 23, 2016

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

In China's Xinjiang a way of life waits to die
Radio Free Asia, July 21, 2016

Chinese, Pakistani troops launch 1st joint border patrols near Xinjiang
The Hindu, July 21, 2016

China commends Britain’s listing of ETIM as terrorist group
The Washington Post, July 22, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

“Latest blow to freedom of expression”: Human rights groups slam Occupy activists’ guilty verdicts
Hong Kong Free Press, July 21, 2016

Publishers take on China at Hong Kong book fair
Channel NewsAsia, July 20, 2016

The force is with who? Falling public trust in the territory’s police bodes ill
The Economist, July 23, 2016

港大校友關注組就警方拘捕港大前學生會會長馮敬恩的聲明 (HKU Alumni Concern Group issues statement with regard to police arresting former Student Association President Billy Fung)
InMedia HK, July 21, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Review: In “Hooligan Sparrow,” a Chinese activist’s hair-raising defiance of the state
The New York Times, July 21, 2016

沒有人告訴你的香港社會大陸化 (The facet of mainlandization in Hong Kong that no one has told you)
InMedia HK, July 22, 2016