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.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Civil Society (民间社会)

China quietly launches probe of foreign non-govt outfits-media
Reuters, June 20, 2014

山西网站披露国安会正部署调查境外NGO(NSC maps out investigation on overseas NGOs in China)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 20, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

Brother of aide to former Chinese leader comes under investigation
The New York Times, June 20, 2014

As Chinese Leader Takes On Graft, Relatives Are Said to Shed Investments
The New York Times, June 20, 2014

Counterterrorism (反恐)

China launches campaign to cleanse web of terror content
Reuters, June 20, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

More than 350,000 vote in Occupy Central's electoral reform poll: organiser
South China Morning Post, June 20, 2014

Opponents of Hong Kong’s Occupy Central envision chaos
The New York Tims, June 20, 2014

Hong Kong and China: a showdown looms
The Economist, June 19, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Anticorruption activist sentenced to more than 6 years in prison
The New York Times, June 20, 2014

China jails transparency activists
The Guardian, June 19, 2014

Harsh prison terms for advocates undermine official anti-corruption efforts
Human Rights in China, June 19, 2014

15年刑期服满获释又遭法外囚禁三年多 内蒙古异议人士哈达写诉状要求追究责任人(Mongolian dissident Hada plans to sue those responsible for his extra-legal detention)
Radio Free Asia, June 19, 2014

中国驻美使馆在“刘晓波路”上 (US considers renaming street in front of Chinese embassy after Liu Xiaobo)
Radio Free Asia, June 19, 2014

Information Control (信息控制)

China denies trying to ban unapproved critical media coverage
Reuters, June 19, 2014

Reading the June 18 media circular
China Media Project, June 20, 2014

Tibet (西藏)

Tibet: taming the west
The Economist, June 19, 2014

Opinion (观点)

China arrests a lawyer for urging it to uphold its laws
Washington Post, June 18, 2014

Q. and A.: Michael C. Davis on the battle over Hong Kong's future
The New York Times, June 19, 2014