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.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

More protests over private-car services like Uber in China
Tech In Asia, June 15, 2015

Chinese police hold outspoken activists in Beijing, Guangzhou
Radio Free Asia, June 16, 2015

中国:应放弃制定压迫性的境外NGO法律 (China: Scrap Repressive Foreign Organizations Law)
Human Rights Watch, June 15, 2015

夏明:中国独立民间组织生存愈发艰难 (Ming Xia: China's independent civic organisations are in a state of increasing difficulties)
Radio France Internationale, June 16, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

No gifts for the teachers: China puts corruption in schools under scrutiny
South China Morning Post, June 16, 2015

China's state-owned firms get their “report card” on corruption
South China Morning Post, June 17, 2015

CPC issues rules to regulate leading Party members' groups
China Daily, June 17, 2015

China's anti-graft drive fueled by Party's "stricter-than-law" disciplinary policy
China Daily, June 16, 2015

Government oversight with “Chinese characteristics”
The Diplomat, June 17 2015

Executives at Grid Firms Received Improper Benefits, CCDI Says
Caixin, June 17, 2015

党组工作条例(试行) (Party Group Work Regulations (Provisional))
China Law Translate, June 16 2015

China steps up controls in unruly Xinjiang as Ramadan approaches
Reuters, June 16, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

中国广为发放网络身份证为网络管理提供新措施 (China begins broad-based online identification as a new measure for internet management)
Radio France Internationale, June 9, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong begins debate on electoral reform plan
Al Jazeera, June 17, 2015

Protesters gather outside Legco ahead of Hong Kong political reform debate
South China Morning Post, June 17, 2015

穿印有號碼上衣支持政改人士拒絕記者訪問 (People wearing numbered T-shirts, who support political reform, refuse press’ interviews)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 17, 2015

Lawmakers flay increased security at Legco
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 17, 2015

不滿曾鈺成讓警方入立會 陳偉業離開會議廳抗議 (People Power Albert Chan leaves conference chamber to protest that LegCo President Jasper Tsang let police enter the premises)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 17, 2015

梁國雄:議員由選民授權議事 進立會要安檢是侮辱 (Leung Kwok-hung (Long hair): Having to undergo a security check to enter LegCo is insulting as lawmakers are authorized to work by voters)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 17, 2015

Hong Kong election plan appears unlikely to win lawmakers’ approval
The New York Times, June 16, 2015

Chinese dissident urges pan-democrats to vote for Hong Kong reform proposal
South China Morning Post, June 15, 2015

Hong Kong “localist” groups seek inspiration from academic's book
South China Morning Post, June 17, 2015

Six suspects in alleged Hong Kong bomb plot may face 20 years in jail
South China Morning Post, June 16, 2015

IN PICTURES: Political showdown-Hong Kong weighs its future as reform debate unfolds
South China Morning Post, June 17, 2015

林鄭月娥:中央真心誠意讓香港落實普選 (Chief Secretary Carrie Lam: Beijing is sincere about letting Hong Kong implement universal suffrage)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 17, 2015

梁家傑指既然中央一意孤行 不如及早投票否決政改方案 (Civic Party Alan Leong: As Beijing does not listen, we may as well vote earlier to reject the political reform proposal)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 17, 2015

雨傘運動警權報告:警方濫權令2067人身心受傷 (Umbrella Movement police power report: abuse of power by police caused 2,067 people physical & psychological harm), June 15, 2015

雨傘暴警資料庫2014-2015 雨傘運動警權及人權報告 (Official report: 2014-2015 Umbrella Movement—police power and human rights), June 15, 2015

阿里與TVB合拍劇:「將更迎合大陸觀眾需求」 (Alibaba and TVB to coproduce TV dramas that “will better cater to mainland viewers’ needs”)
Apple Daily, June 17, 2015

Counterterrorism (反恐)

Chinese police kill Uighur man at station in suspected attack
Reuters, June 17, 2015

王民大使:继续推进国际反恐合作 共同维护世界和平稳定 (Ambassador Wang Min: Continue pursuing international cooperation on counterterrorism, jointly preserving international peace and stability)
People’s Daily, June 17, 2015

组图:乌鲁木齐公交系统进行反恐反劫持演练 (In pictures: Urumqi Public Transport System undertakes counterterrorism and anti-hijacking exercises)
QQ News, June 17, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China's great purge
Al Jazeera, June 16, 2015

China must grant Hong Kong genuine democracy, says activist on eve of vote
The Guardian, June 16, 2015

一位中国律师被捕引发的涟漪效应 (The ripple effect of the arrest of a Chinese lawyer)
Financial Times, June 17, 2015

The ripple effect of a Chinese lawyer’s detention
Freedom House, June 17, 2015