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.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China's top court stresses death penalty for drug crimes
Xinhua, May 28, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

信息公开是发展民主政治的载体 (Open government information is a vehicle for developing democratic governance)
Taiyuan News, May 27, 2015

村民要求征地信息公开 区政府“答非所问”被判败诉 (Court rules against local govt for providing “irrelevant” response to villager seeking land requisition information)
The Beijing News, May 27, 2015

Writers protest over Chinese book fair in NY
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 28, 2015

Foreign journalists in China face increasing intimidation, survey says
Wall Street Journal, May 28, 2015

美国笔会敦促北京无条件释放所有被监禁作家 (PEN American Center urges Beijing to release all detained writers unconditionally)
Voice of America, May 28, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Thousands protest high cancer rates linked to pollution in China's Tianjin
Radio Free Asia, May 28, 2015

Instructions for commenting on draft legislation
China Law Translate, May 27, 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

又一藏族妇女自焚身亡 (Another Tibetan female dies in self-immolation)
Deutsche Welle, May 28, 2015又一藏族妇女自焚身亡/a-18480054

Government Accountability (政府问责)

監控升級 丁子霖遭竊聽家中對話 (Heightened surveillance: Ding Zilin’s home phone tapped)
Mingpao, May 28, 2015

June Fourth Overview
Human Rights in China

China's lonely voice of dissent refuses to forget the victims of Tiananmen Square
The Guardian, May 28, 2015

China deletes editorial hitting back at students' Tiananmen letter
Radio Free Asia, May 27, 2015

China in 1989 and 2015: Tiananmen, Human Rights, and Democracy (hearing)
Congressional Executive Commission on China, June 3, 2015

China increases state compensation standard
国家赔偿标准提升 侵犯人身自由日赔近220元
Beijing Times, May 27, 2015

一市民因羁押申请国家赔偿 市检察院负责人回应:将依法给予合理赔偿
(Shenzhen procuratorate pledges fair compensation to resident applying for RMB 100,000 in state compensation for psychological harm from detention)
Shenzhen News, May 28, 2015

U.S. seeks details on top china official amid bank-hiring probe
the Wall Street Journal, May 27, 2015

Communist Party boss in southern China under investigation for alleged graft
South China Morning Post, May 27, 2015

China investigates former top healthcare official for bribery
Reuters, May 28, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China's latest law-enforcement gadgets
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 27, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Put political reform debate aside if Legco vetoes proposal, CY Leung urges Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, May 28, 2015

Hong Kong paper loses four top voices: A pro-China “putsch”?
The Christian Science Monitor, May 27, 2015

Counterterrorism (反恐)

China hails crackdown on terror in Xinjiang
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 28, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Q. and A.: Liao Ran on the Trial of Zhou Yongkang and China’s New Gang of Four
The New York Times, May 28, 2015