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, May 27, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Arrest sheds light on Chinese lawyers’ protest over rape and murder case
South China Morning Post, May 27, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

Wu Gan [Tufu] jailed for insulting judge, Baidu and Sina Weibo censor search results for "Wu Gan"
Fei Chang Dao, May 26, 2015

China's new defense white paper and military law
Global Military Justice Reform, May 26, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

俄出台《不受欢迎组织法》防 “颜色革命” (Russia unveils “undesirable organizations law” to prevent a “color revolution”)
Legal Daily, May 26, 2015

Enemies of the state: Beijing targets NGOs
The Wall Street Journal, May 26, 2015

China’s draft foreign NGO law’s impact on a new world order
China Law and Policy, May 26, 2015

HRIC Law Note: Draft Law on Foreign NGOs Undermines Chinese Civil Society and China’s International Engagement
Human Rights in China, May 21, 2015

Chinese students in the west call for transparency over Tiananmen Square
The Guardian, May 26, 2015

On the 26th Anniversary of Tian’anmen Massacre – an Open Letter to Fellow Students in Mainland China
China Change, May 27, 2015

Graffiti in China, part two: The writing on the wall
The Diplomat, May 26, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

回顾八十年代的自由化浪潮--纪念六四26周年(胡平)(Hu Ping: Reviewing the wave of liberalization in the 1980s—Commemorating the 26th anniversary of June Fourth)
Radio Free Asia, May 25, 2015

June Fourth Overview
Human Rights in China

A dilemma for China's corruption fighters
The Diplomat, May 26, 2015

吉林珲春公安被指刑讯逼供:民警抠伤犯罪嫌疑人耳朵 (Jilin Hunchun public security bureau identified as using torture: video and photos show suspect’s head and ear injuries from police beating )
China Radio International, May 26, 2015

Tiger chairs and cell bosses: police torture of criminal suspects in China
Human Right Watch, May 13, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

周日晤京官撞遊行 梁振英:六四活動年年有 (HK legislators’ May 31 meeting with Beijing officials on same day as June Fourth march, CY Leung says “June Fourth activities happen every year. . . people should decide which is more important”)
AM730, May 27, 2015

Joshua Wong fears Beijing critics are now targets
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 27, 2015

After Occupy, democracy activists gear up for battle of Hong Kong electoral reform
South China Morning Post, May 26, 2015

HKU students' union to hold its own June 4 vigil
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 27, 2015

In Hong Kong, Tiananmen vigil highlights a rift
Wall Street Journal, May 26, 2015

Counterterrorism (反恐)

新疆吐尔尕特边检站开展联合反恐处突演练(图) (Xinjiang's Torugart Pass border inspection holds joint counterterrorism exercises)
China News, May 21, 2015

Thousands of villagers help police hunt for Xinjiang terrorists
China Daily, May 26, 2015

The terrorist threat in China
The Diplomat, May 26, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

盡論中國:留學生藉「六四」挑戰習近平 (Opinions on China: Overseas students challenge Xi Jinping with June Fourth)
Apple Daily, May 27, 2015