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 23, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Fewer Chinese citizens filing petitions against authorities as Beijing tries to curb use
South China Morning Post, August 23, 2017

Chinese activist Jiang Tianyong's subversion trial dismissed as sham
The Guardian, August 22, 2017

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers, Defenders and International Reactions: A Brief Chronology
Human Rights in China, June 6, 2017

Poet held in southern China over planned poetry anthology remembering Liu Xiaobo
Radio Free Asia, August 22, 2017

广州诗人浪子参与编选刘晓波纪念诗集被拘 (Guangzhou poet Liangzi involved in compiling Liu Xiaobo commemorative poetry anthology is arrested)
Voice of America, August 23, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

Second academic journal published by Cambridge University Press says China tried to block articles
South China Morning Post, August 22, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

又卷入"占中"案件 黄之锋再次受审 (Another "Occupy" case, Josuhua Wong stands trial again)
Deustche Welle, August 22, 2017律师江天勇煽颠罪庭审结束-择日宣判/a-40188593

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong "can’t help but laugh" after learning of record turnout for protest march against his jailing
South China Morning Post, August 23, 2017

Commentary (评论)

The jailing of the Occupy trio: Was that a judgement… or an opinion piece?
Hong Kong Free Press, August 23, 2017