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 16, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Breaking down the courtroom door
NewsChina Magazine, July, 2015

Closer Look: How a child comes to pen the words “death has been my dream”
Caixin, June 14, 2015

Beijing’s migrant children forced out of the city
Financial Times, Date

Court to order retrial in case of milk scandal parent activist
Radio Free Asia, June 15, 2015

小学生因网聊辱骂同学遭围殴半小时 (Compensation granted to elementary student who was beaten for 30 minutes after insulting classmates online)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 15, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

互联网视听节目管理办法 (征求意见稿)
Internet Audiovisual Program Management Measures (Draft for solicitation of comments)
China Law Translate, June 11, 2015

Local Chinese authorities use internet slang “Ziganwu” in their propaganda recruitment
Global Voices, June 15, 2015

Shanghai film festival axes Japanese anime movie after censors add it to “black list”
South China Morning Post, June 15, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Fears for Chinese NGOs as activists arrested
South China Morning Post, June 15, 2015

Refile: China detains two rights activists in widening crackdown
Deutsche Presse-Agentur, June 15, 2015

China asserts more control over foreign and domestic NGOs
The Wall Street Journal, June 16, 2015

公告:两反歧视公益人士被抓捕,均曾在益仁平工作 (Notice: two anti-discrimination rights defenders criminally detained by police, both used to work at Yirenping)
Beijing Yirenping Center, June 14, 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

Ai Weiwei's RA show to house weighty remnants from Sichuan earthquake
The Guardian, June 16, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

周案落幕 打虎告停 纪委削权 内斗方酣
Has Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign been derailed?
China in Perspective, June 13, 2015

Chinese military to probe building projects for evidence of corruption
South China Morning Post, June 16, 2015

CPC expels two former senior officials
Xinhua, June 15, 2015

China arrests former senior energy executive after graft probe
Reuters, June 16, 2015

首套领导干部国学教材出版 各级干部将轮训 (First set of leadership cadre’s national education materials published, to be used as training material for various levels of cadres)
Tencent, June 15, 2015

最高检:一年多近3万人因破坏环境资源犯罪被起诉 (Supreme People’s Procuratorate: In over a year, nearly 3000 people charged with destruction of environmental resources)
China News, June 16, 2015

Expert asks how government spends social welfare money it gets from lotteries
Caixin, June 15, 2015

国家赔偿,不能等同于“补工资”(State Compensation cannot be equal to a “supplementary wage”)
East Morning News, July 14, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong bomb plot a conspiracy to smear us, localists claim, ahead of reform vote
South China Morning Post, June 16, 2015

學者指 TATP 炸彈材料容易購買 (Academic says bomb material TATP can easily be purchased)
Cable News, June 15, 2015

西貢炸彈案疑點迥異 四大可能逐一拆解 (Four possible theories behind the Sai Kung bomb-making plot), June 16, 2015

環球時報:西貢爆炸品案令內地人覺得香港像搞文革 (Global Times: Sai Kung bomb incident makes mainland people feel like Hong Kong wants a Cultural Revolution)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 16, 2015

Illegal activities won't be tolerated: CY
The Standard, June 16, 2015

Lawmakers battle over Hong Kong reform vote schedule as pro-Beijing parties dodge protests
South China Morning Post, June 16, 2015

Hong Kong on high alert as new democracy showdown looms
Reuters, June 16, 2015

Long Hair appears at ICAC over bribery claim
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 16, 2015

Emily Lau questions ICAC's quick probe
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 16, 2015

莫乃光:認為「袋住先不等於袋一世」才是誤導 (HK LegCo’s Charles Mok: Thinks the phrase “Taking what you can first doesn’t mean taking forever” is misleading)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 16, 2015

何俊仁認為王光亞的澄清絕不影響泛民投票意向 (Democratic Party Albert Ho: Dir of the HK and Macau Affairs Office Wang Guangya’s clarification won’t affect pan-democrats voting direction)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 16, 2015

加拿大國會報告建議表態支持港人爭取民主 (Canadian Parliament report proclaims support for Hong Kong people’s fight for democracy)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 16, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Either way Hong Kong votes this week, democracy loses
Quartz, June 16, 2015

Q. and A.: Holden Chow on China, Elections and Hong Kong’s Attitude
The New York Times, June 15, 2015

Why should China embrace “universal values”?
The Diplomat, June 16, 2015

违背和平与发展的时代潮流: 民主制度不能强制移植(大势所趋) (The trend of our era violates peace and development: the system of democracy cannot be forcefully transplanted)
People's Daily, July 15, 2015

观点:乔石在89学运的作用应更受肯定 (Perspective: Qiaoshi's role in 1989 student movement needs more recognition)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 15, 2015