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 09, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

人权白皮书引众多中国网民议论 (Human rights white paper triggers heated discussion among Chinese netizens)
Boxun, June 9, 2015

And that’s a wrap: China cites cartoons, film development in defending human rights record
The Wall Street Journal, June 8, 2015

Chinese lawyers, activists question Beijing report on rights record
Joanna Chiu, June 8, 2015

China omits Tibet from its rights report, claims tremendous progress
The Tibet Post, 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

唐荆陵案辩护律师要求罗伯特等证人出庭作证的申请书 (Tang Jingling case: defense lawyer’s application for witnesses at trial including Robert L. Helvey of the Albert Einstein Institution)
Canyu, June 8, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

师涛抗议六四26周年期间微信屏蔽其朋友圈 (Shi Tao protests blocking of Weixin “moments” during 26th anniversary of June Fourth)
Reuters, June 6, 2015

In statement, journalist Shi Tao protests deletion of WeChat contents
微信圈被定点屏蔽 师涛发声明抗议
Human Rights in China, June 5, 2015

Beijing goes after online vulgarity
The Wall Street Journal, June 5, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

In Women’s Rights Battle, a Call to Underarms
The New York Times, June 9, 2015

Opposition to NGO Law grows as rights group is shuttered
China Digital Times, June 7, 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

As China knocks down Christian crosses, the faithful restore them
The Christian Science Monitor, June 8, 2015

Attack on nurse stirs discussion of a medical strike in China
The New York Times, June 8 , 2015

Veteran Chinese democracy activist held in psychiatric unit
Radio Free Asia, June 8, 2015

教师职业被倒卖的孙丽波“六四”后又入维稳牢笼(图) (Long-time petitioner who’s teaching position was sold by officials is detained again for “stability maintenance” after June Fourth)
Canyu, June 8, 2015

2015年6月8日中国各地公民、维权人士消息汇总 (News summary of Chinese citizens and rights defenders)
Boxun, June 8, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Revolutionary's daughter backs Chinese President Xi Jinping's anti-graft drive
South China Morning Post, June 8, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China deploys drones to stamp out cheating in college entrance exams
The Guardian, June 8, 2015

Foster good netizens, build a safe net together: speech at the initiation ceremony for the 2nd National Cybersecurity Propaganda Week
China Copyright and Media, June 8, 2015

China cracks down on violence, terror-themed comics online
China Daily, June 8, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Official use of English being “neglected” by Hong Kong government
South China Morning Post, June 8, 2015

The Hong Kong government's language barrier
South China Morning Post, June 8, 2015

No “plan B” for reforms, reiterates CY
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 9, 2015