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.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese dissidents in Thailand: Living in constant fear
Al Jazeera, July 25, 2016

中国环保组织首次提起“毒跑道”诉讼案 (Chinese environmental NGO first brings lawsuit regarding “toxic running tracks”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 26, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

北京市网信办责令新浪搜狐网易凤凰限期改正违规行为 (Cyberspace Administration of China orders Internet news agents to correct irregular behaviors within given period)
The Paper, July 24, 2016

China bans Internet news reporting as media crackdown widens
Bloomberg, July 25, 2016

Chinese court rejects lawsuit from purged political magazine
Radio Free Asia, July 25, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Police detain hundreds of protesting former teachers in Beijing
逾千全国民办代课教师北京上访 遭截访稳控
Radio Free Asia, July 25, 2016

公民联署声援炎黄春秋与艺研院抗争 (Civilians jointly petition to support Yanhuang Chunqiu’s combat against the Academy of Arts)
Voice of America, July 25, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Badiucao (巴丢草): Outrage over official flood handling
China Digital Times, July 25, 2016

Guo Boxiong, ex-top military official in China, gets life sentence for graft
The New York Times, July 26, 2016

Confessions of a corrupt Chinese cadre: jailed former city boss dies of cancer after setting off graft investigation storm
South China Morning Post, July 26, 2016

China denies demolitions at center for Tibetan Buddhist learning
Reuters, July 26, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

In echo of missing booksellers case, Shenzhen court jails two Hong Kong journalists for running illegal business
South China Morning Post, July 26, 2016

Cultural revolution, Zhao Ziyang and Mao Zedong: Hongkongers and mainlanders buying politically sensitive books at Hong Kong Book Fair
South China Morning Post, July 26, 2016

Video: “Basic Dafa is good” says localists’ musical tribute to Basic Law
Hong Kong Free Press, July 25, 2016

New Hong Kong election China pledge rule faces first legal challenge
Reuters, July 25, 2016

【立會選舉】斥確認書做法含糊不清 林大輝:政府若有理據應理直氣壯 ([LegCo election] Lawmaker Lam Tai-fai criticizes unclear loyalty pledge, says arrangements should be made clear and firm if well-grounded)
Ming Pao, July 26, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

“Crooked Beam” Xie Yanyi
China Change, July 25, 2016

Official inertia is fast becoming the culture within bureaucracy
社论:部门卸责情况普遍 官场文化须彻底改变
South China Morning Post, July 25, 2016