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.

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Xi Jinping’s “rule of law” with Chinese characteristics
China Policy Institute, May 28, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

China’s internet police are coming out of the shadows to purify the web
Quartz, June 1, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Foreign business groups wary of China’s nonprofit clampdown
The Wall Street Journal, June 1, 2015

Foreign governments, non-profits press China to revise draft NGO law
Reuters, June 1, 2015

China: scrap repressive Foreign Organizations Law
Human Rights Watch, June 1, 2015

NGOs in China express alarm over “xenophobic” regulation
The Financial Times, June 1, 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

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Yellow umbrellas in Taipei to remember Tiananmen massacre
Focus Taiwan, June 2, 2015

Tiananmen Mothers urge China to bear responsibility for 'crimes'
Reuters, June 2, 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

2022冬奧會評估報告出爐 北京似較具優勢 (Assessment report for 2022 Winter Olympics released, Beijing seems to have relative advantage)
South China Morning Post, June 2, 2015

Olympics Commission says China promises to respect rights as part of 2022 bid
Reuters, June 1, 2015

趙紫陽子稱因規格和選址監控問題 父親安葬無期 (Zhao Ziyang’s son: date of father’s burial cannot be set due to regulations and monitoring of selected grave sites)
Radio Telelvision Hong Kong, June 2, 2015

Chen Wenqing appointed state security minister amid reshuffle
China Want Times, May 29, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Internet police turn to social media for information on cybercrimes
China Daily, June 2, 2015

China uses drones to monitor pollution problem from above
Caixin, June 2, 2015

China's military dream
The Diplomat, June 1, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Beijing’s reform plan for Hong Kong is final so don’t expect last-minute changes, CY Leung says
South China Morning Post, June 2, 2015

Beijing officials get tough with pan-democrats over Hong Kong electoral reform stance
South China Morning Post, June 1, 2015

香港泛民议员再会北京官员,政改难有共识 (HK pan-dems’ meeting with Beijing officials unlikely to achieve consensus on political reform)
Voice of America, June 1, 2015

More than 7,000 officers mobilised as Hong Kong police vow swift crackdown on any protests ahead of reform vote
South China Morning Post, June 2, 2015

Pessimism deepens over Hong Kong's plan for electoral reform
South China Morning Post, June 2, 2015

For now, Hong Kong remains a focus for Tiananmen massacre anniversary
Radio Free Asia, June 1, 2015

Counterterrorism (反恐)

Exiled leader criticizes China’s crackdown on “terrorist” gangs in Xinjiang
Radio Free Asia, June 1, 2015

How the Chinese Government fights terrorism
The Diplomat, June 1, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

「雨傘運動」後香港年輕一代重新看六四 (Hong Kong youth’s new perspectives on June Fourth after Umbrella Movement)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 2, 2015

Will China Close Its Doors?
The New York Times, June 1, 2015

Goodbye to smog, cold noodles and breakneck change: my seven years covering China
The Guardian, June 1, 2015