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.

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Rights groups denounce court ruling against Chinese activist
Voice of America, August 2, 2016

Chinese activist Hu Shigen jailed for subversion
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 3, 2016

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

709大案首人被判 网友三不王宇“认罪” (First person sentenced from 709 Crackdown, netizens organize “three negations” campaign in response to Wang Yu’s “confession”)
Voice of America, August 2, 2016

时事大家谈: 赵威王宇“认错”,当局镇压下的维权律师 (Current Affairs Discussion: Zhao Wei and Wang Yu’s “confessions”—rights defenders under the authorities repression)
Voice of America, August 2, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

海淀区公开85部门决算 (Haidian district makes public final accounts for 85 departments)
Beijing Morning Post, July 29, 2016

云南千余亩橡胶林被铲, 村民诉政府信息公开胜诉 (Villager wins suit to compel government to make public legal basis for forcible removal of 1000 mu of rubber plantation)
Beijing Times, July 31, 2016

南通政府信息公开案件大幅增长, 去年受理此类一审案件437件 (Nantong, Jiangsu OGI cases increase substantially, with 437 last year)
Jiangsu Online, August 1, 2016

China is using Hong Kong’s media to broadcast its smear campaigns
Quartz, August 1, 2016

The tussle over China’s history and the “Five Heroes of Langya Mountain”
The Wall Street Journal, August 2, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

中国拟再收紧对NGO管控 (China to further tighten control on NGOs)
Deutsche Welle, August 2, 2016中国拟再收紧对ngo管控/a-19443350

民政部关于公开征求《社会团体登记管理条例》(修订草案征求意见稿)意见的通知 (Ministry of Civil Affairs issues notice on release of Revised Registration Regulations for Social Groups for public comment)
Ministry of Civil Affairs, August 1, 2016

Artist Ai Weiwei posts videos satirizing “released" rights lawyer Wang Yu’s controversial interview
Hong Kong Free Press, August 2, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

最高检7月公布大要案信息28条 (Supreme People's Procuratorate makes public general information on 28 major cases)
Legal Daily, July 31, 2016

Communist Youth League to overhaul key structures ahead of Communist Party congress
South China Morning Post, August 3, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

广西梧州网警:渲染地震恐怖气氛将追究法律责任 (Guangxi Wuzhou Internet police: Those who exaggerated earthquake’s terrifying atmosphere by shaking camera while filming will be investigated for legal responsibility)
Sina News, July 31, 2016

China’s “white-hat” hackers fear dark times after community founder is detained
The Wall Street Journal, August 1, 2016

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

广西开展史上最大规模反恐实兵实弹演习 (Guangxi commences largest-scale counterterrorism drills in history, with live bullets and real soldiers)
China News, July 31, 2016

新疆制定《自治区实施〈反恐怖主义法〉办法》 (Xinjiang enacts Autonomous Region Counterterrorism Law Implementing Measures)
Radio France Internationale, July 31, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Critics see China's fingerprints all over the turmoil at Hong Kong's anti-corruption authority
Global Voices, August 2, 2016

“The dark shadow of the Stars and Stripes”: Beijing blasts Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong as a pro-independence advocate backed by the U.S.
South China Morning Post, August 2, 2016

Hong Kong bans pro-independence candidates from running in elections
Radio Free Asia, August 2, 2016

Crackdown raises profile of Hong Kong independence activists
The Financial Times, August 2, 2016

本土悍將梁天琦被禁止參選揚言“只剩革命一途” (Bold localist fighter Edward Leung disqualified from LegCo elections, says “only the means of revolution is left”)
Radio France Internationale, August 3, 2016中國/20160803-本土悍將梁天琦被禁止參選揚言“只剩革命一途”

獨媒記者被拒進場 選管會:暫時接受唔到網媒 (Hong Kong In-media journalist rejected from Electoral Affairs Commission premises to gather news, for being Internet media)
InMedia HK, August 2, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Hu Shigen: The prominent yet obscure political prisoner
China Change, August 2, 2016

Drawing the news: Black Friday “confessions”
China Digital Times, August 2, 2016

質疑基本法不等同不擁護(文:劉進圖) (Former Ming Pao chief editor Kevin Lau: Questioning of Basic Law does not mean rejection of it)
Ming Pao, August 3, 2016

【立會選舉】陳文敏質疑選舉主任權力 憂開「危險先例」 釋法衝擊司法制度 ([LegCo election] Johannes Chan questions EAC Returning Officer’s power, worries that “dangerous example” is made, and an eventual interpretation of the law would shake the judicial system)
Ming Pao, August 3, 2016