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.

Monday, August 01, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

武汉市家庭暴力伤情司法鉴定站正式挂牌成立 (Domestic violence injury forensic examination station formally opens in Wuhan)
Yangtze Online, July 28, 2016

Wives of those detained in lawyer crackdown taken by police while trying to confirm activist’s trial date
Hong Kong Free Press, July 29, 2016

Conscience conquers all: wife of detained rights lawyer Li Heping says her respect has only grown deeper despite pain of separation
South China Morning Post, July 30, 2016

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers, Defenders and International Reactions: A Brief Chronology
Human Rights in China, July 29, 2016

China says protected rights of jailed Tibetan monk who died
Channel NewsAsia, July 31, 2016

炎黄春秋杂志社起诉主管单位 法院不受理 (Reformist magazine Yanhuang Chunqiu sues managing authority, court rules inadmissible)
Radio Free Asia, July 29, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

加大案件信息公开力度 (Increase level of information disclosure for cases)
Xinhua, July 27, 2016

Why did China release rare videos of its successful anti-missile system tests?
South China Morning Post, July 29, 2016

China's Times Square propaganda video accused of skewing views of British MP
The Guardian, July 31, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese women's rights activists hit out at police over sex worker raids
Radio Free Asia, July 29, 2016

Authorities attempt to manage rising labor unrest
China Digital Times, July 29, 2016

A Communist Party of China ad asks: “Who am I?” Social media responds: “Corrupt.”
Global Voices, July 29, 2016

李婷婷:要活着但不能苟活 (Women’s rights activist Li Tingting: Got to live, but not to drag out an ignoble existence)
Voice of America, July 30, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

民事赔偿之后能否再获工伤补偿 (After civil compensation is it possible to receive compensation for an industrial injury?)
China Youth Online, July 26, 2016

最高法院发布《中国环境资源审判》白皮书 (SPC releases white paper on "Environmental Resource Litigation in China")
People’s Court Daily, July 28, 2016

Party discipline becomes plenum focus
China Digital Times, July 29, 2016

Chinese graft-busters take aim at another PLA general
South China Morning Post, July 31, 2016

Mayor of Chinese provincial capital Hefei investigated for graft
Reuters, July 30, 2016

Thailand “full of Chinese agents,” no longer safe for Chinese refugees
Radio Free Asia, July 29, 2016

Destruction proceeds at Larung Gar, with at least 600 structures torn down so far
Radio Free Asia, July 29, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

当裁判文书邂逅大数据评估 (When court judgments run into big data assessments)
People’s Court Daily, July 28, 2016

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

德调查60名申请避难者 他们有支持恐怖组织嫌疑 (Germany investigates 60 applicants for refugee status suspected of supporting terrorist organizations)
Xinhua, July 27, 2016

中国代表呼吁国际社会向中西非国家提供反恐支持 (Chinese delegate calls upon international community to provide counterterrorism support to Central and West African nations)
Xinhua, July 28, 2016

内江交通运输系统举行反恐防暴应急演练 (Neijiang traffic and transport systems hold counterterrorism and violence prevention emergency response drills)
Sichuan Online, July 28, 2016

以反恐之名行恐怖之实 美军无人机滥杀无辜何时休? (Committing terrorism in the name of fighting terrorism: When will the U.S. military's drone killings of innocent persons cease?)
Xinhua, July 26, 2016

积极贯彻落实《反恐法》——浙江打造全民反恐防恐安全网 (Proactive implementation of Counterterrorism Law: Zhejiang creates national counterterrorism network)
Zhejiang Online, July 28, 2016

China praises Afghanistan for fight against Chinese separatist group
Reuters, July 31, 2016

China holds Japanese over “endangering” national security: Media
Channel NewsAsia, July 31, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong journalists' sentencing draws protest
Voice of America, July 28, 2016

又有一港獨分子被取消參選資格預料還將有人被篩走 (Another Hong Kong independence advocate disqualified from running for LegCo seat, more candidates disqualifications expected)
Radio France Internationale, August 1, 2016中國/20160801-又有一港獨分子被取消參選資格預料還將有人被篩走

Hong Kong ban on pro-independence candidate sparks backlash
Financial Times, July 31, 2016

斥選管會做法不合理 陳浩天:你禁得一個我,仲有千千萬萬個我 (Hong Kong National Party Andy Chan Ho-tin denounces EAC’s unreasonable action: You can prohibit me, but there are thousands of me to come)
InMedia HK, July 31, 2016

选举确认书 香港民主党将向联合国投诉 (Hong Kong Democratic Party to complain to U.N. about “loyalty pledge” for LegCo election)
Radio Free Asia, July 29, 2016

出版新書談法治 David Tang:香港最大危機係選擇性執法 (David Tang publishes new book on politics: Hong Kong’s biggest crisis is selective law-enforcement)
InMedia HK, July 30, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

The West kowtows to China through self-censorship
Washington Post, July 28, 2016

何清涟: 世界共同的焦虑:受众对媒体的信任弱化 (He Qinglian: The world’s common anxiety—audience’s weakening trust in media)
Voice of America, July 30, 2016