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, August 02, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China frees Wang Yu, human rights lawyer, after videotaped confession
The New York Times, August 2, 2016

滕彪:"王宇悔罪"意在打击维权群体 (Teng Biao: Purpose of “Wang Yu’s confession” is to strike rights groups)
Radio Free Asia, August 1, 2016

“Joint Statement from 709 Victims’ Families: Release Our Family Members, Refuse Attempts to Divide Us, Monitor the Trials, and Acquit the Detained Activists”
Human Rights in China, August 1, 2016

国际特赦忧任全牛遭酷刑 律所主任被变相非法拘禁 (Amnesty International concerned that Ren Quanniu might be tortured, director of his law firm illegally detained in disguise)
Radio Free Asia, August 1, 2016

Prominent Chinese human rights advocates to go on trial in Tianjin a year after sweeping crackdown
South China Morning Post, August 2, 2016

Chinese activist Zhai Yanmin found guilty of subversion
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 2, 2016

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

Detention of top Chinese scientist a blow for national security, says lawyer
South China Morning Post, August 1, 2016

Tibetan monk who died was tortured, says niece who fled China
Reuters, July 29, 2016

提高社会公众对改革的认同度和参与度 (Raising public approval of and participation in reform)
People's Procuratorate Daily, July 29, 2016

砀山虐童母亲被撤销监护资格 (Dangshan, Anhui: Custody of daughter revoked from abusive mother)
People’s Court Daily, July 29, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

China “tightening up on use of South Korean stars in TV dramas”, sources say, in wake of missile shield row
South China Morning Post, August 2, 2016

The art of saying nothing at all: Learn how to communicate like the Chinese government
Quartz, August 1, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

民政部就慈善组织公开募捐管理办法征求意见 (Ministry of Civil Affairs seeks public comments on Management Measures for Public Donations for Charitable Organizations)
Legal Daily, July 29, 2016

China proposes tightening grip on NGOs
Reuters, August 1, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

《保护司法人员依法履行法定职责规定》 (Regulations on the Protection of Justice System Personnel in the Lawful Discharge of their Duties)
People's Procuratorate Daily, July 29, 2016

How China's anti-corruption intersects with the South China Sea
The Diplomat, August 2, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong Indigenous’ Edward Leung disqualified from Legco elections
South China Morning Post, August 2, 2016

本土民主前線就梁天琦被拒參選之聲明 (Statement by Hong Kong Indigenous’ Edward Leung regarding disqualification from LegCo election)
InMedia HK, August 2, 2016

提倡“公投決定香港前途”5人獲准參選反映篩選標準全無章法 (5 advocates of “determining Hong Kong’s future by referendum” qualified for LegCo election—pre-selection logic can hardly be derived)
Radio France Internationale, August 2, 2016政治/20160802-提倡“公投決定香港前途”5人獲准參選反映篩選標準全無章法

Edward Leung alters stance, signs new election declaration form
Hong Kong Economic Journal, July 29, 2016

The Edward Leung question: How does a mainland immigrant become a HK localist?
Hong Kong Free Press, July 31, 2016

内地与香港特区就改进完善通报机制进行第二轮磋商 (Hong Kong and Mainland in round 2 of talks to improve reciprocal notification mechanism)
Legal Daily, July 29, 2016

内地警方向香港移交重大抢劫杀人犯罪嫌疑人 (Mainland police hand over major robbery homicide suspect to Hong Kong)
Legal Daily, July 29, 2016

HK Economic Journal should restore outspoken writer’s column, says letter from employees
Hong Kong Free Press, August 2, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Non-release “release” of human rights activists and their confessions
Jerry’s Blog, August 2, 2016

選管會的違法及違憲 (Electoral Affairs Commission’s actions are illegal and unconstitutional)
InMedia HK, August 2, 2016

“One-country” declaration was ill-conceived but useful
South China Morning Post, July 30, 2016

How CY Leung is trying to divide the opposition in Legco poll
Hong Kong Economic Journal, August 2, 2016