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.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

How Chinese rights lawyer’s courtroom mea culpa went off script
South China Morning Post, August 22, 2016

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers, Defenders and International Reactions: A Brief Chronology
Human Rights in China, August 17, 2016

VOA连线:全国律协部分律师发表声明质疑四川两名律师妨害作证案 (ACLA lawyers issue statement concerning the case of two Sichuan lawyers accused of obstructing witnesses)
Voice of America, August 19, 2016

Guangzhou chef goes to court again in gender discrimination battle
China Labor Bulletin, August 22, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Defying web censors, Chinese “worship” toads to mark a former state leader’s 90th birthday
Global Voices, August 20, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Tibetan cultures pressured from within and without
China Digital Times, August 19, 2016

“Tofu-dregs” village erected in southwest China to gouge government for compensation
South China Morning Post, August 20, 2016

China to strengthen Communist Party's role in non-govt bodies
Reuters, August 21, 2016

Chinese claim that world accepts its organ transplant system is rebutted
The New York Times, August 19, 2016

Chinese envoy visits Taiwan amid protests
Associated Press, August 22, 2016

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

Uyghurs “fenced in” to neighborhoods in China's Xinjiang region
Radio Free Asia, August 19, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Anger in Hong Kong as Arrival poster shifts Shanghai landmark to city
The Guardian, August 19, 2016

HKFP Lens: Hundreds protest Hong Kong gov’t’s barring of election candidates
Hong Kong Free Press, August 22, 2016

香港民众抗议“港独”人士被拒参选立法会 (Hong Kongers protest rejection of “independence” election candidates from LegCo)
Radio Free Asia, August 21, 2016

“占中”领袖戴耀廷谈“港独”议题崛起 (Occupy Central leader, Benny Tai, discusses the rise of “Hong Kong independence”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 22, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

“My name is Li Heping, and I love being a lawyer”
China Change, August 21, 2016

An alternative history for China
Foreign Policy, August 19, 2016