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.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China's crackdown on dissent is described as the harshest in decades
Los Angeles Times, August 10, 2016

Wife of detained lawyer accuses Beijing police of harassment
Voice of America, August 10, 2016

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers, Defenders and International Reactions: A Brief Chronology
Human Rights in China, August 8, 2016

图解:周世锋等4人犯颠覆国家政权罪被判刑,他们到底干了什么? (Illustration: Zhou Shifeng and the gang sentenced for inciting subversion of state power—what did they actually do?)
People’s Daily, August 11, 2016

佛山维权人士苏昌兰、陈启棠审讯再被延期 (Foshan rights defenders Su Changlan and Chen Qitang trials postponed again)
Radio Free Asia, August 10, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Amid crackdown, China's last liberal magazine fights for survival
National Public Radio, August 10, 2016

The Global Times, China’s feisty state tabloid, relies on “foreign experts” to sell China to the world
Quartz, August 9, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese city backs down on proposed nuclear fuel plant after protests
The New York Times, August 11, 2016

Chinese police detain eight ethnic Mongolians amid dispute over grassland
Radio Free Asia, August 10, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese lawmaker claims 130m yuan compensation from police for “illegal” detention
South China Morning Post, August 11, 2016

The Chinese Communist Party International Department: Overlooked yet ever present
The Diplomat, August 8, 2016

Former Communist Party chief of Liaoning province expelled over alleged election graft
South China Morning Post, August 10, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Netizen report: In China and the Middle East, Pokémon Go is not all fun and games
Global Voices, August 4, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Dear Hong Kong activists, please stop telling everyone Telegram is secure
Global Voices, August 9, 2016

Winning designs on human rights, Occupy protests replaced by blank pages in awards catalogue
Hong Kong Free Press, August 11, 2016

Taking to the streets: localists plan live broadcast of Olympic badminton match between Hong Kong and China—on Mong Kok pavement
South China Morning Post, August 11, 2016

“香港第一健笔”练乙铮因涉“港独”专栏被停 (Renowned Hong Kong commentator’s column cancelled because of “Hong Kong independence” contents)
Radio Free Asia, August 10, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Notable & quotable: China’s Olympic prisoners
The Wall Street Journal, August 9, 2016

China’s anti-Western show trials
The Wall Street Journal, August 10, 2016

Which app is more secure: Telegram or Whatsapp?
Forbes, August 10, 2016

Ai Weiwei’s animal heads offer critique of Chinese nationalism
The New York Times, August 8, 2016