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 31, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Police in China push for trial of Tibetan education advocate
The New York Times, August 31, 2016

延安派出所妥善化解一起家庭暴力 (Yan'an police substation properly resolves a domestic violence case)
Bengbu Government, August 29, 2016

Rights lawyer says he was forced to smear fellow activists caught in China crackdown
维权律师张凯:批评周世锋等维权人士 是恐惧下被迫表达
South China Morning Post, August 31, 2016

Concerns mount for detained Chinese lawyers on “disappearance day”
Radio Free Asia, August 30, 2016

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers, Defenders and International Reactions: A Brief Chronology
Human Rights in China, August 21, 2016

陕西律协成立维稳小组 专门监管维权律师 (Shaanxi lawyers’ association establishes social stability maintenance team, specializing in supervising rights lawyers)
Radio Free Asia, August 30, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Banned on Chinese TV: “Western lifestyles,” cleavage and time travel
Cable News Network, August 31, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

国家社会组织管理局成立, 非法社会组织将被取缔 (State Social Organizations Management Bureau established, unlawful social organizations will be shut down)
Sina News, August 30, 2016

More suicides reported in protest of destruction at Sichuan's Larung Gar
Radio Free Asia, August 29, 2016

维权人士胡佳为“颠覆犯”胡石根募捐 (Rights defender Hu Jia collects donations for Hu Shigen, convicted of “subverting state power”)
Voice of America, August 31, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese dissidents urge Obama to press Xi Jinping on human rights at G20
The Guardian, August 31, 2016

A woman’s gruesome hanging shocked Tibet—but police have silenced all questions
Washington Post, August 25, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

虚商渠道混乱, 网上身份信息公开售, 开卡软件“无限开卡” (Channels for virtual operators are chaotic, but identity information is being openly sold online, SIM activation software offers “unlimited card activation”)
Beijing Times, August 30, 2016

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

Suicide attack targets Chinese embassy in Kyrgyzstan
Al Jazeera, August 30, 2016

中国驻吉尔吉斯使馆被撞爆炸, 事件疑策划许久 (Chinese embassy in Kyrgyzstan rocked by explosions, incident suspected to have been planned over a long period of time)
Phoenix News, August 30, 2016

旅馆未对顾客实名登记, 领到长沙首张反恐罚单 (Hotel fails to perform real-name registration of guests, leads to Changsha's first ever counter-terrorism fine)
China News, August 30, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

“Abducted” bookseller Lam Wing-kee urges public to vote for pro-democracy candidates
Hong Kong Free Press, August 31, 2016

Young activists take on China in Hong Kong’s legislative election
Agence France-Presse, August 31, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Constitutional hostility
China Media Project, August 31, 2016

Don’t let China’s outdated cybersecurity laws block cooperation on the digital economy
South China Morning Post, August 30, 2016