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, June 30, 2014

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

Hollywood tears through China's cinemas, stirring censorship fears
The Guardian, June 28, 2014

The Dragon breathes fire: Chinese distributor effectively bans Hillary Clinton's “Hard Choices”
All Voices, June 28, 2014

Corruption (腐败)

China’s antigraft push snares most senior target yet
The New York Times, June 30, 2014

Cyber security (网络安全)

US to ask China to restart cyber working group
Associated Press, June 27, 2014

Environment (环境)

China supreme court appoints top environmental judge
中国最高法院任命环资庭庭长 加强环境执法
Reuters, June 30, 2014

Hong Kong (香港)

Turnout for unofficial vote in Hong Kong cheers democracy advocates
The New York Times, June 30, 2014

Preliminary results of “6.22-29 Civil Referendum”
Occupy Central with Love and Peace, June 30, 2014

In unofficial referendum, Hong Kong voters demand change
National Public Radio, June 30, 2014

Hong Kong lawyers in mass silent protest over China's white paper
香港法律界千人黑衣游行抗议“白皮书” 立法会再议发展拨款又遭数千人抗议
Radio Free Asia, June 27, 2014

White paper “was a failure of communication with Hong Kong”
South China Morning Post, June 30, 2014

Video: Hong Kong's silent march against the "One Country Two Systems" white paper
Human Rights in China, June 30, 2014

Taiwanese activists who planned to join July 1 rally denied entry to Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2014

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

赵常青、张宝成终审宣判维持原判 法院拒绝开庭审理律师斥违法 (Beijing court upholds original verdict in Zhao Changqing and Zhang Baocheng cases, defense lawyers claim court acted illegally)
Radio Free Asia, June 28, 2014

Beijing court upholds “disrupting public order” verdicts of two citizen activists
Human Rights in China, June 27, 2014

维权律师聚会要求废除律师年检 各地维权人士声援唐荆陵律师 (Rights lawyers call for abolition of annual license renewal system, defenders voice support for detained lawyer Tang Jingling)
Radio Free Asia, June 29, 2014

圣观法师、黄静怡被以“煽颠”罪批捕 弟子指责当局宗教迫害 (Wuhan monk and activist formally arrested for "inciting subversion")
Radio Free Asia, June 29, 2014

Restrictions, detentions, disappearances, arrests before and beyond June 4, 2014
Human Rights in China, last updated June 26, 2014

Information Control (信息控制)

China's “Sovereign Internet”
The Diplomat, June 24, 2014

Overcoming hostile Chinese amendment, Human Rights Council passes resolution affirming online rights
Access, June 26, 2014

The promotion, protection and enjoyment of human rights on the Internet
Human Rights Council, June 20, 2014

International Relations (Security, Trade and Investment) , 国际关系(安全,贸易和投资)

China fetes India, Myanmar, says Beijing poses no threat
Reuters, June 28, 2014

Xi harks back to China’s 1950s foreign policy
Financial Times, June 30, 2014

The future of US - China relations
US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, June 25, 2014

Labor (劳工)

1,300 Chinese workers evacuated to Baghdad from Samarra construction site
South China Morning Post, June 27, 2014

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

Champion of Chinese farmers' rights jailed for forging official documents
The Guardian, June 27, 2014

Law (法律)

“Picking quarrels” casts shadow over Chinese law
The Wall Street Journal, June 30, 2014

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Chinese police round up thousands ahead of party anniversary in Beijing
“七一”前夕万民涌京上访鸣冤 收容场所人满为患民怨沸腾
Radio Free Asia, June 27, 2014

Religion (宗教)

China jails members of cult in crackdown
Al Jazeera, June 29, 2014

Taiwan (台湾)

China official met by protests, says respects Taiwan's choices
Reuters, June 27, 2014

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China jails 113 in ethnic Xinjiang region
Associated Press, June 29, 2014

Four suspects in deadly Kunming station attack charged with terror offences
South China Morning Post, June 30, 2014

Women (妇女)

Brides for sale: trafficked Vietnamese girls sold into marriage in China
The Guardian, June 29, 2014

Opinion (观点)

何清涟:境外势力在中国政治中的前世今生(1):麻烦制造者? (He Qinglian: the history of "overseas hostile forces" in Chinese politics, Part I)
Voice of America, June 29, 2014