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 29, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Former Tibetan prisoner is detained, tortured after criticizing Chinese policies
Radio Free Asia, July 28, 2016

郭飞雄绝食已满80日 关注组致广东当局公开信 (Guo Feixiong’s hunger strike reaches 80th day, concern group delivers open letter to Guangdong authorities)
Radio Free Asia, July 28, 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

Access to Information (信息公开)

Word of the week: Wall nation
China Digital Times, July 28, 2016

Writing on the wall for outspoken Chinese magazine two years ahead of closure
South China Morning Post, July 28, 2016

Stop the virtual presses. Officials try to fill a crack in the edifice of censorship
The Economist, July 30, 2016

Chinese journalist jailed for 12 years claims charges were retaliation for exposing irrigation scam
South China Morning Post, July 28, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China public, media warming to LGBT issues (report)
Variety, July 27, 2016

2 dozen Chinese relatives of MH370 passengers stage protest
Associated Press, July 29, 2016

5.12地震灾民300人四川省委请愿 (300 victims of 2008 Sichuan earthquake petition Provincial Party Committee)
Radio Free Asia, July 29, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Booze ban for China region's civil servants
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 28, 2016

Purged Chinese leader’s inside look at Communist leadership
The New York Times, July 28, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Beijing, HK agree to uphold One Country, Two Systems in second round of notification mechanism talks
Hong Kong Free Press, July 28, 2016

中港警方再度磋商“联合打击罪案” (Mainland and Hong Kong police resume talks on “jointly dealing with cross-border crimes”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 29, 2016

Hong Kong localist gives in to election rule while others stick to their guns and are cleared to run
South China Morning Post, July 28, 2016