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 01, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

安徽一民警示意在押人员假自杀假解救立功减刑 (At police’s suggestion, detainees stage rescue of fake suicide to earn penalty reduction)
Zhangjiakou Online, May 28, 2015

Chinese court declares “killer-kidnappers” innocent - 17 years too late
South China Morning Post, May 30, 2015

Hundreds of Chinese judges quitting over low pay and “bureaucratic intervention”
South China Morning Post, May 31, 2015

最高法发布5起性侵未成年人犯罪典型案例 潜入女生宿舍奸淫多名幼女获死刑(Supreme People’s Court issues 5 typical cases of sexual offenses against minors: rapist of multiple young girls in a dormitory receives death penalty)
Legal Daily, May 29, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

社科院专家:政府借口不太清楚难消公众质疑 (CASS Expert: Government’s common response of “it is not very clear” to OGI requests does not ease people’s doubts)
Legal Evening News, May 28, 2015

China’s shadowy internet police to open social media accounts as internet clampdown intensifies
International Business Times, June 1, 2015

公安部:建立网警常态化公开巡查执法机制 (Ministry of Public Security: Establish Internet police to normalize public inspections enforcement mechanism)
The Ministry of Public Security of the People’s Republic of China, June 1, 2015

Chinese security laws elevate the party and stifle dissent. Mao would approve
The New York Times, May 29, 2015

Editor's suspension highlights rampant graft in China's state media
Radio Free Asia, May 29, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

视觉艺术家协会将表扬古巴与中国人权组织 (Visual Artists Guild to honor Cuban and Chinese human rights organizations)
Voice of America, June 1, 2015

China rewards “peaceful” Tibetan monasteries with large payments
Radio Free Asia, May 29, 2015

江西一村庄村民阻止企业建设环保工程事件调查 利民环保工程为何难以开工 (Investigation into villagers’ blocking environmental protection construction in Jiangxi: why is it hard to start a project that is good for the villagers and environment?)
Legal Daily, May 29, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

June 4th stands for the world’s unfinished business
China Change, May 30, 2015

Remembering undocumented histories
The Nanfang, June 1, 2015

Chinese leaders cannot escape their historical responsibility for the June Fourth massacre—commemorating the 26th anniversary of the June Fourth tragedy
Human Rights in China, June 1, 2015

江西每天至少4人因职务犯罪落马 行贿人将被曝光 (Every day at least 4 people in Jiangxi are sacked for crimes committed in the course of official duties: those who engage in bribery will be exposed)
Phoenix News, May 28, 2015

Chinese official overseeing medical device sector under investigation for corruption
South China Morning Post, May 29, 2015

China’s antigraft tips fly as hunt for tigers appears to change stripes
Wall Street Journal, May 31, 2015

Trial of Chinese lawmaker features accusations of prostitution
The New York Times, May 29, 2015

China charges former senior energy official with graft
Reuters, June 1, 2015

习近平主持审议《共产党党组工作条例(试行)》 (Xi Jinping presides over deliberations for draft CPC work regulations)
Tencent, May 30, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Mainland refuses China permit for Longhair
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 30, 2015

June 4 vigil still delivers powerful message, say young activists
South China Morning Post, May 31, 2015

“Around 3,000” join June 4 commemoration march
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 31, 2015

六四週年前夕香港支聯會發起紀念遊行 (Hong Kong Alliance organizes memorial march in the lead-up to June Fourth anniversary)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 31, 2015

Tensions rise ahead of vigil
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 1, 2015

香港政改难有共识 “纪念六四”遭遇夹击 (No consensus for Hong Kong’s political reform, June Fourth memorial march disputed)
Deutsche Welle, May 31, 2015香港政改难有共识-纪念六四遭遇夹击/a-18488266

Beijing rules out Hong Kong electoral reform concessions
The Wall Street Journal, May 31, 2015

陳偉業指現時否決政改方案氣氛是最好 (Legislator Albert Chan Wai-yip thinks it best to vote down political reform proposal now)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 1, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

”I was motivated by my conscience,” says Tiananmen letter author
The Wall Street Journal, May 29, 2015

專訪張博樹:「六四」是中國政治思潮分水嶺 (Interview with Zhang Boshu: June Fourth marks a watershed in Chinese political thought)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 1, 2015