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 08, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China's Xi highlights pilot programs in deepening reform
Xinhua, June 5, 2015

China cites rural libraries in report card on human rights
Reuters, June 8, 2015

Beijing praises its human rights record
國務院《人權白皮書》稱 公民言論自由權得到有效保障
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 8, 2015

Full Text: Progress in China's Human Rights in 2014
The Central People’s Government of the People’s Republic of China, June 8, 2015

VOA连线:中国发布人权白皮书,称人权事业取得新成就 [视频] (VOA Connection: China issues white paper on human rights, says it has made new achievements for the cause [VIDEO])
Voice of America, June 5, 2015

China is doing a “tremendous” job protecting human rights, says China
Quartz, June 8, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

On China's campuses, scholars battle ideology and red tape
The Christian Science Monitor, June 7, 2015

Chinese censorship of Western books is now normal. Where’s the outrage?
Foreign Policy, June 5, 2015

Found in translation: The mysterious case of Baidu Translate
The Wall Street Journal, June 5, 2015

Heroism claims, “hottest men” anger online China amid ship tragedy
The Wall Street Journal, June 6, 2015

長江船難 官媒:生為國人 何其有幸 (Government media on Yangtze shipwreck: How fortunate to have been born Chinese)
Meme, June 6, 2015

Family members demand transparent probe into Yangtze ship disaster as death toll reaches 431
South China Morning Post, June 7, 2015

Talks with ferry victims' families end in chaos
South China Morning Post, June 7, 2015

Tragedy on the Yangzi
The Economist, June 6, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

悼李旺陽被自殺3周年 (Mourning Li Wangyang’s “being suicided” at 3rd anniversary of his death)
Apple Daily, June 7, 2015

社民連遊行促徹查李旺陽死因 (HK League of Social Democrats march and demand investigation into Li Wangyang’s death)
Now, June 6, 2015

Chinese police jail activists for “troublemaking” over June 4 anniversary
Radio Free Asia, June 5, 2015

FT Series: End of China’s migrant miracle-Toil and trouble
The Financial Times, June 7, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China pledges to stop corrupt officials getting kickbacks after their release from jail
South China Morning Post, June 5, 2015

U.S. lawmakers criticise China for “persistent” rights abuses
Channel NewsAsia, June 5, 2015

China says U.S. calls for Tiananmen accounting are “unprovoked accusations”
Reuters, June 6, 2015

China military stresses Party control in face of “liberal” enemies
Reuters, June 6, 2015

德语媒体:拒绝遗忘和免费广告 (German media: Refusing to forget and Free Advertisement)
Deutsche Welle, June 5, 2015德语媒体拒绝遗忘和免费广告/a-18496557

焦点对话:抹杀六四历史,八零后九零后不答应?[视频] (Focus Dialogue: Tiananmen history obliterated, what do the post-‘80 and post-‘90 generations think? [VIDEO])
Voice of America, June 8, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

With a series of major hacks, China builds a database on Americans
The New York Times, June 5, 2015

Massive computer hack to put cybersecurity atop US-China talks
Voice of America, June 6, 2015

中国外交部表示怀疑中国黑客网袭美国政府是不负责任缺少科学根据 (Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Suspicion that Chinese hackers attacked US is irresponsible and lacks scientific evidence)
Raido France Internationale, June 5, 2015中国/20150605-中国外交部发言人指美国怀疑网袭来自中国不负责任/

美国400万联邦雇员资料遭窃 怀疑黑客来自中国 (Data of 4 million U.S. federal employees stolen, allegedly by hackers from China)
Raido France Internationale, June 5, 2015中国/20150605-美国400万联邦雇员资料遭窃-怀疑黑客来自中国/

中國發動黑客攻擊逾10年 英美加遭殃 (Chinese hackers have been attacking U.K., U.S., and Canada for over a decade)
Apple Daily, June 8, 2015

Propaganda converges
China Media Project, June 8, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Censorship and salesmanship at America’s biggest book fair
The New Yorker, June 5, 2015

Lawyers face assaults amid China’s crackdown on human rights defenders
The Irish Times, June 7, 2015