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 10, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Observers: Tianjin trials of activists reminiscent of Soviet purges
Voice of America, August 8, 2016

台湾声援中国人权律师记者会 (Taiwanese group holds press conference in support of Chinese rights defense lawyers)
Radio Free Asia, August 9, 2016

HRIC Urges Independent Observers at Upcoming Trials of Lawyers and Activists in China
Human Rights in China, August 5, 2016

Tibetan political prisoner who opposed “patriotic reeducation campaign” dies
Radio Free Asia, August 9, 2016

China police tell man he was executed 10 years ago
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 8, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

China is turning its once powerful Communist Youth League into an online campaign machine
Global Voices, August 10, 2016

Did you catch all the ways Hollywood pandered to China this year?
Vanity Fair, August 5, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

The grim and mundane reality of work accidents in China
China Labor Bulletin, August 9, 2016

Residents of Chinese city protest for third day over possible plans to build nuclear fuel reprocessing center
South China Morning Post, August 9, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China Focus: China asks officials to turn down bribes in bribers' face
Xinhua, August 8, 2016

China’s PLA gets smarter (bigger, faster and stronger)
Tea Leaf Nation, August 9, 2016

Allowing Chinese gov’t to appoint bishops would mean “surrender,” says retired cardinal
Hong Kong Free Press, August 9, 2016

New photos cast doubt on China’s vow not to militarize disputed islands
The New York Times, August 9, 2016

A look at China’s foreign policy challenges
Washington Post, August 10, 2016

Feature: China’s Xi Jinping might try to overstay term
Taipei Times, August 10, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

How China is changing your Internet
The New York Times, August 9, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

HKU pres. says reforms not an attempt to “silence” as school considers changes to hiring system
Hong Kong Free Press, August 9, 2016

不愧被叫“香港央视”TVB转播奥运轻香港重中国被投诉 (Hong Kong's free TV broadcaster TVB, dubbed by some as “CCTVB,” receives complaints as their Olympics reporting covered much about China and little about Hong Kong)
Radio France Internationale, August 10, 2016中国/20160810-不愧被叫“香港央视”tvb转播奥运轻香港重中国被投诉

香港中學生組織稱支持「港獨」 呼籲學生參選學生會表態 (Hong Kong secondary school group Studentlocalism supports Hong Kong independence, encourages students to join student associations and voice opinions)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 10, 2016

香港立法会竞选:多个政党反对特首梁振英连任 (Hong Kong LegCo elections: Various political parties oppose re-election of CY Leung)
Radio Free Asia, August 9, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

【立會選舉】選舉主任的權力(文:陳文敏) ([LegCo election] The power of Electoral Affairs Commission’s Returning Officer)
Ming Pao, August 10, 2016

时事大家谈: 不让港独参选,北京怕什么? (Current Affairs Discussion: Banning advocates of Hong Kong independence from LegCo elections—what is Beijing afraid of?)
Voice of America, August 10, 2016