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, August 05, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese Christian activist in rights crackdown gets suspended jail term for subverting state power
维权人士勾洪国颠覆国家政权罪成 被判囚3年缓刑3年
South China Morning Post, August 5, 2016

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers, Defenders and International Reactions: A Brief Chronology
Human Rights in China, August 4, 2016

China’s crackdown raises familiar specter of foreign forces
The Washington Post, August 5, 2016

China smears foreign diplomats in another 4-minute video, as trials of rights lawyers and activists continue in Tianjin
China Change, August 4, 2016

Tibetan monk given three-year term in secret trial
Radio Free Asia, August 4, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Guangdong provincial trade union federation gets its hands dirty
China Labor Bulletin, August 4, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

And the policemen danced. In Tibetan areas the government mixes control with tolerance
The Economist, August 4, 2016

Chinese military vows to protect its maritime rights
The Hindu, August 1, 2016

女权无疆界向联合国正式投诉中国二胎政策 (Women’s Rights Without Frontiers files complaint with the U.N. about China’s two-child policy)
Voice of America, August 5, 2016

China battles conflicts in health sector as WHO raises concerns
Voice of America, August 5, 2016

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

China joins Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan in security alliance
Reuters, August 4, 2016

China's Uyghurs face added scrutiny ahead of G20 summit in Hangzhou
Radio Free Asia, August 3, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong localist leader could have been elected if allowed to run, survey shows
港大调查:本土派梁天琦若获准参选 有望赢得议席
South China Morning Post, August 4, 2016

專訪:石永泰談法治——國際特赦組織香港分會《人權》雜誌夏季號2016 (Amnesty International Hong Kong Human Rights magazine issue summer 2016: Interview with former Hong Kong Bar Association president Paul Shieh Wing-tai on rule of law)
InMedia HK, August 5, 2016

Public rating for freedom in Hong Kong at new low since 1997—HKU study
Hong Kong Free Press, August 3, 2016

What Hong Kong's loyalty pledge says about its future
Voice of America, August 4, 2016