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 15, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Zhou handed “lenient” sentence in a bid for party unity: Analysts
Radio Free Asia, June 12, 2015

You have a right to an attorney. You have no chance at going free.
Foreign Policy, June 12, 2015

Pollution trial offers rare glimpse into a Chinese courtroom
Reuters, June 13, 2015

中国法院网网上直播 (Streaming broadcasts from China courts online)
China Court

Access to Information (信息公开)

China detains nine for spreading rumours about the military
Reuters, June 12, 2015

China exports repression beyond its borders
The Washington Post, June 9, 2015

Beijing's media damage control
Al Jazeera, June 13, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

The art of dissent [VIDEO]
The New York Times, June 9, 2015

Workers in China's Tesco-linked supermarket chain strike for “fair treatment”
Radio Free Asia, June 12,2015

Chinese police detain two activists linked to prominent NGO
Reuters, June 15, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

赵晋“房产帝国”调查|保护伞名单:何家成、王敏、武长顺 (Investigation into Zhao Jin’s “Real estate empire”: Those who formed his protective umbrella include He Jiacheng, Wang Min, Wu Changshun)
The Paper, June 12, 2015

Six large SOEs criticized for discipline violation
Xinhua, June 13, 2015

China’s graft watchdog vows to continue crackdown on corrupt government officials
South China Morning Post, June 15, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights, (信息技术与人权)

Officials: Second hack exposed military and intel data
Associated Press, June 12, 2015

Chinese hackers circumvent popular web privacy tools
The New York Times, June 12, 2015

Second hack of federal records hit intelligence and military personnel
The Guardian, June 12, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong protesters march to Legislative Council in protest at “fake” democracy
South China Morning Post, June 14, 2015

“Pseudo suffrage” marchers kick off week of protests
The Standard, June 15, 2015

香港三千多人參加反政改遊行 人數不及預期 (Around 3,000 HK people march to protest against political reform proposal, less numerous than expected)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 14, 2015

反政改方案遊行參加人數遜預期 21基督徒今起立會外禁食 (Fewer participants than expected join march against political reform proposal, 21 Christians begin hunger strike outside LegCo)
South China Morning Post, June 15, 2015

Debate on Hong Kong political reform turns many in audience against government's plan
South China Morning Post, June 15, 2015

Legislators, rights advocates urge more US.. action on Hong Kong reforms
Voice of America, June 13, 2015

Academics urge rejection of reform plan
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 15, 2015

香港政改方案表決前雙方繼續動員 (In run-up to vote on political reform proposal, both sides in Hong Kong continue to mobilize)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 15, 2015

Hong Kong’s activist social media culture under threat
The Diplomat, June 14, 2015

Hong Kong soccer fans boo Chinese national anthem
The New York Times, June 12, 2015

Hong Kong Police detain 9 after finding materials for explosives
The New York Times, June 16, 2015®ion=Footer&pgtype=article

A motherland’s embrace: the former colony’s economy is bound ever more closely to China’s
The Economist, June 13, 2015

Counterterrorism (反恐)

中国空降兵赴白俄罗斯参加联合反恐训练 (Chinese paratroopers engage in joint counter-terrorism exercise in Belarus)
People’s Daily Online, June 15, 2015

中吉边防部门开展“东方—2015”首次联合执法行动 (China and Kyrgyzstan engage in first joint border exercise for “East-2015”)
Legal Daily, June 15, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Why I publish in China
China File, June 11, 2015

A federation for Hong Kong and China
The New York Times, June 15, 2015

何清涟: 反腐方针大调整 北京政治急转弯 (He Qinglian: A drastic change in anti-graft policy, a sudden turnaround for Beijing politics)
Voice of America, June 14, 2015

分析:中国的选择性反腐 (Analysis: China’s selective anti-graft probe)
Financial Times, June 15, 2015