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.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

New docketing procedures come to the Chinese courts
Supreme People’s Court Monitor, June 18, 2015

立案登记制改革实施首月 案数增两成 (Caseloads have doubled in first month of case filing system reform)
Anhui Online, June 18, 2015

British investigator says Chinese officials tried to force confession
The Wall Street Journal, June 18, 2015

看守所:如果不想挨打,就得送钱?(Detention facilities: Do you have to use money if you don't want to get beaten?)
China Youth Daily, June 18,2015

公安部召开深入推进2015年缉枪治爆专项行动会议郭声琨作出批语强调 深入推进缉枪治爆专项行动确保人民群众生命财产安全 (In meeting, Minister of Public Security Guo Shengkun stresses that thorough implementation of the anti-guns and explosives campaign ensures safety for the lives and property of the public)
Legal Daily, June 18, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

China prepares "traditional culture" textbooks for its officials
Caixin, June 18, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Joint letter on the 2015 US-China strategic and economic dialogue
Human Rights Watch, June 17, 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

Foreign groups fear China oversight plan
The New York Times, June 18, 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

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中国反腐下一步迈向哪里? (What’s the next step for China’s anti-corruption program?)
Voice of America, June 18,2015

检察机关介入广西南宁暴力伤医案 (Investigative authorities undertake investigation into the Guangxi (Nanning) Hospital violence case)
China Youth Daily, June 18, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong vetoes controversial China-backed electoral blueprint
Reuters, June 18, 2015

28反對8票贊成 政改方案否決 (Political reform proposal rejected: 28 against, 8 for)
Ming Pao, June 18, 2015

Many pro-establishment lawmakers fail to vote
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 18, 2015

蔡子強:缺席投票犯極嚴重政治錯誤 (Commentator Ivan Choy Chi-keung: Absence at voting is major political blunder)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 18, 2015

Why did pro-Beijing lawmakers walk out of the Hong Kong vote?
The Wall Street Journal, June 18,2015

香港政改遭否决 北京表遗憾 (Beijing expresses regret at the rejection of the political reform proposal in HK)
Deutsche Welle, June 18, 2015香港政改遭否决-北京表遗憾/a-18524655?maca=chi-rss-chi-ca-1044-rdf

梁振英:对香港政改方案被否决极度失望 (HK chief executive CY Leung: Extremely disappointed in the rejection of the political reform proposal)
People’s Daily, June 18, 2015

Reactions to the defeat of the Hong Kong election plan
The New York Times, June 18,2015

The day Hong Kong's Legco entered a parallel universe
South China Morning Post, June 18, 2015

Not a time to celebrate, says Joshua Wong
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 18, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

How will Beijing deal with an increasingly radical Hong Kong?
South China Morning Post, June 17, 2015