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.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Jailed Chinese rights lawyer dismisses “ethnic hatred,” “picking quarrels” charges
South China Morning Post, June 18, 2015

Defence lawyers “attacked” before subversion trial of Chinese rights lawyer and two activists
South China Morning Post, June 19, 2015

Closer Look: Applying the Law Against Child Trafficking
Caixin, June 19, 2015

“人贩子一律死刑”刷爆朋友圈 “一律死刑”曝新媒体平台自律紧迫性 (“Child trafficking - mandatory death penalty” slogan takes over online discussions exposing hastiness of new media platforms)
Legal Daily, June 19, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

Rare direct appeal to Xi Jinping appears, then disappears, online
The New York Times, June 18, 2015

The real censors of China
The New York Times, June 17, 2015

安徽拟制定信息化条例单位非法披露所采集信息最高罚50万 (Anhui drafts regulations for informationization: Units who unlawfully leak information can be fined a maximum of RMB 500,000)
Legal Daily, June 19, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

云南一村民疑因阻止官方强行征地被掘土机碾死 (Yunnan villager run over by excavator and dies allegedly when attempting to stop government’s forceful land requisition)
Radio France Internationale, June 18, 2015中国/20150618-云南一村民疑因阻止官方强行征地被掘土机碾死/

China bans Ramadan fasting in mainly Muslim region
Al Jazeera, June 18, 2015

This is how Beijing residents are outing smokers
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 18, 2015

Chinese officials hounded by activists as dog-eating festival nears
The Wall Street Journal, June 19, 2015

中国医师协会、中华护理学会关于谴责暴力伤医的联合声明 (Chinese Medical Doctor Association and Chinese Nursing Academy release joint statement condemning violent attacks on medical personnel)
中国医师协会, June 18, 2015

Government Accountability, (政府问责)

中国试行环境审计以追究官员环境责任 (China to try environmental auditing to account for officials' environmental responsibilities)
Financial Times, June 19, 2015

教育事故应当纳入国家赔偿的范围 (Accidents in education should fall within the scope of state compensation)
Xinmin Online, June 19, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights, (信息技术与人权)

China unveils anti-corruption app, asks public to upload pictures of corrupt officials
International Business Times, June 18, 2015

Chinese smartphone app adds new feature to dob in corrupt cadres
The Guardian, June 19, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

“It is not what we like to see”-China’s government reacts to Hong Kong’s rejection of political reform plan
South China Morning Post, June 18, 2015

中国官媒批评香港民主派反对政改玩大了 (Chinese state media criticize HK pan-democrats' rejection of reform package as “over the top”)
Radio France Internationale, June 18, 2015中国/20150618-中国官媒批评香港民主派反对政改玩大了/

China media: Hong Kong opposition “destroyers” of democracy
Voice of America, June 18, 2015

彭定康:香港民主不會走入死結 (Last HK Governor Chris Patten: HK democratic movement won't meet a dead end)
Apple Daily, June 19, 2015

”We’re sorry”: Hong Kong pro-establishment lawmakers apologize for reform vote walkout
South China Morning Post, June 19, 2015

Hong Kong leader extends economic olive branch after veto
Reuters, June 19, 2015

南早調查:民意非香港特首選委會優先考量 (SCMP surveys finds public opinion is not priority concern for HK Election Committee)
South China Morning Post, June 19, 2015

成功还是失败?抗争还是妥协? (Success or failure? Rebellion or compromise?)
Deutsche Welle, June 18, 2015成功还是失败抗争还是妥协/a-18525448

Counterterrorism (反恐)

巴马县公安局拉开反恐实战技能训练的帷幕 (Bama County Public Security Bureau raises the curtain on counterterrorism combat skills training)
Xinhua News Guangxi Channel, June 18, 2015

张春贤在新疆政法领导干部座谈会上要求 做具有新疆特色政法好干部 (Party secretary of XUAR Zhang Chunxian requests a Xinjiang-style Politics and Law cadre)
Legal Daily, June 19, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Does Xi Jinping represent a return to the Mao era?
China File, June 16, 2015

A snub to the party
The Economist, June 20, 2015

China’s bluster on Hong Kong vote skirts elephant in the room
The Wall Street Journal, June 19, 2015