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 23, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

中国禁止广播电视节目设置“嘉宾主持” (China bans celebrities from guest-hosting television shows)
Reuters, June 23, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Is there life in the old dog-eating festival? Chinese activists increasing efforts to stop the trade
South China Morning Post, June 22, 2015

中国保护动物人士在广西玉林狗肉节被禁止发声 (Chinese animal rights activists banned from speaking out about Guangxi Yulin’s dog meat festival)
Radio France Internationale, June 22, 2015中国/20150622-中国保护动物人士在广西玉林狗肉节被禁止发声/"

Uygur exiles angered by pre-Ramadan beer festival in China's Xinjiang
South China Morning Post, June 23, 2015

Tibetans celebrate Dalai Lama's birthday in defiance of Chinese ban
Radio Free Asia, June 22, 2015

China arrests group over mass protests of judicial hearings
Taipei Times, June 23, 2015

反贪发动民众 90秒一个群众举报 (Anti-graft campaign mobilizes the public: One report every 90 seconds)
Radio France Internationale, June 21, 2015中国/20150621-反贪发动群众-90秒一个群众举报/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

U.S. and China open annual dialogue with "candid, to-the-point" talks
Reuters, June 23, 2015

Financial securities official snared in corruption probe
Caixin, June 22, 2015

China think-tank questions state-run lottery spending
The Financial Times, June 21, 2015

全国精神卫生工作规划(2015—2020年)(National Mental Health Work Plan (2015-2020) :China aims to have 4 psychiatric specialists per 100,000 people by 2020 )
State Council General Office, June 4 , 2015全国精神卫生工作规划(2015-2020年)/

Beijing to set monitoring sites to track soil pollution
China Daily, June 23, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Official underlines national defense technology innovation
China Daily, June 22, 2015

China says up to United States to resume cyber security talks
Reuters, June 23, 2015

U.S. to raise cybersecurity with China in "pretty direct terms"
The Wall Street Journal, June 22, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Liaison Office to host dinner for lawmakers
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 23, 2015

Scholarism urges public debate on Basic Law
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 23, 2015

Last occupy central die-hards face eviction from Hong Kong street
South China Morning Post, June 22, 2015

占中及港币强势影响大陆学生到香港升读大学意愿 (Occupy Movement & strong HK dollar influence mainland Chinese students’ decision to study in HK)
Radio France Internationale, June 22, 2015中国/20150622-占中及港币强势影响大陆学生到香港升读大学意愿/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

It's time for Hong Kong's pan-dems to reject rejectionism
South China Morning Post, June 23, 2015

Has China’s "one country, two systems" experiment failed?
China File, June 17, 2015