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 22, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

江西俩月破盗窃案两万余起 (Within a couple of months, Jiangxi has cracked 20,000+ cases of theft)
Legal Daily, June 19, 2015

Chinese police case against Guangdong women's rights activist “lacks evidence”
Radio Free Asia, June 19, 2015

”Nowhere to turn but faith”, says wife of detained Chinese rights lawyer in subversion trial
South China Morning Post, June 8, 2015

Chinese court pulls plug on activists' subversion trial amid procedural dispute with defense
Radio Free Asia, June 19, 2015

China clamps down on activists ahead of lawyers' subversion trial
Radio Free Asia, June 18, 2015

国务院办公厅关于支持 农民工等人员返乡创业的意见 (State Council general office on supporting migrant workers and others in returning to the countryside for entrepreneurship)
State Council General Office, June 17, 2015

China, where the “left-behind children” turn to suicide
Caixin, June 18, 2015

我市流浪未成年人1/4来自离异家庭或监护缺失 (A quarter of Dalian's homeless youth come from broken homes or those lacking a guardian)
Sohu, June 21, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

Fears over deteriorating health of veteran Chinese journalist Gao Yu jailed for leaking state secrets
South China Morning Post, June 20, 2015

上海市委原常委徐麟调任中央网信办副主任 (Head of Shanghai Propaganda Department Xu Lin becomes deputy director of General Office of Cyberspace Affairs)
Tencent, June 19, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

海南不再开展法院集中接访 (Hainan to discontinue “concentrated” hearings of petitions in courts)
Legal Daily, June 19, 2015

大陆加强打压NGO 于建嵘捐助被约谈 (Mainland strengthens crackdown on NGOs: Scholar Yu Jianrong “invited to chat” after making donation to domestic group)
Radio Free Asia, June 19, 2015

China's dog meat festival raises hackles of fans and opponents
Reuters, June 22, 2015

Chinese woman buys 100 dogs to stop them being eaten during festival
South China Morning Post, June 21, 2015

China busts protest organizers who tried to sway court cases
Reuters, June 21, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China lets citizens’ fingers do the talking to report graft
The New York Times, June 8, 2015

China: “Petty graft” app feature sees tip-offs soar
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 22, 2015

涉嫌两罪; 中核一厅官被逮捕 (Dept head at China National Nuclear Safety Corporation arrested on 2 graft charges)
Legal Daily, June 19, 2015

吉林一男子反复被查12年 获国家赔偿后又获刑 (Jilin man investigated repeatedly for 12 years, is sentenced again after receiving state compensation)
Tencent, June 19, 2015

In China, illegal drugs are sold online in an unbridled market
New York Times, June 21, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Attack gave Chinese hackers privileged access to U.S. systems
The New York Times, June 20, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

香港特区行政长官普选法案因少数议员阻挠未获通过 (HK’s legislation on Chief Executive election by universal suffrage is blocked by a minority of LegCo members)
Legal Daily, June 19, 2015

Counterterrorism (反恐)

博白举办车站反恐防爆和消防应急演练 (Bobai, Yulin County, Guangxi, holds counterterrorism and firefighting exercises at train station)
Xinhua Online, June 19, 2015

广安预演反恐防暴 警察按翻“劫匪”(图) (In pictures: Police play “bandits” in Guang’an city counterterrorism and violence prevention exercises)
Sohu News, June 19, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

The Guardian view on Hong Kong’s rejection of China’s proposals: another chance for compromise missed
The Guardian, June 19, 2015

Mutual respect for international laws can keep the peace between China and the US
South China Morning Post, June 20, 2015

NGOs to Kerry and Lew: Raise human rights concerns in upcoming dialogue with China
Human Rights in China, June 19, 2015