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 24, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China: women prisoner numbers rise 10 times faster than men
Duihua, June 23, 2015

心理健康教育普及率达100% (Mental health education penetration rate reaches 100% of women prisoners in Yunnan)
Legal Daily, June 23, 2015

郭飞雄的逆袭:起诉广州天河看守所并要求国家赔偿 (Guo Feixiong brings lawsuit against Tianhe detention center, Guangzhou, demands state compensation)
Boxun, June 23, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

China to tighten controls on news commentary TV show hosts and guests
South China Morning Post, June 24, 2015

China’s biggest taboos: the three Ts
The Diplomat, June 23, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese city defends dog meat festival, despite scorn
The New York Times, June 23, 2015

Trying to hit a moving target: The Lide shoe factory workers’ campaign for relocation compensation
China Labour Bulletin, June 22, 2015

Beijing police detain hundreds of PLA veterans as thousands protest lack of pension
Radio Free Asia, June 23, 2015

State council invites public to help review its policies
Caixin, June 24, 2015

Tibetan netizen detained amid Dalai Lama birthday fanfare
Radio Free Asia, June 23, 2015

EU: Address China’s downward spiral on rights, Council, Commission presidents should focus on rights defenders
Human Rights Watch, June 24, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese anti-corruption agency enlists help of telecom firms to track fugitives overseas
South China Morning Post, June 23, 2015

China's graft-busters train sights on new round of targets
South China Morning Post, June 23, 2015

China sets targets for graft inspections, including official newspaper
Reuters, June 23, 2015

China to recall Shaanxi baby milk powders
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 24, 2015

“中国饮用水致千万人患病” (“Chinese drinking water makes tens of millions sick”)
Deutsche Welle, June 23, 2015中国饮用水致千万人患病/a-18536382

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

U.S. airs deep concerns over cyber security in China meetings
中美举行战略与经济对话 美方对网络安全深表关切
Reuters, June 23, 2015

U.S. scolds China for online attacks
The New York Times, June 23, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Ex-Hong Kong chief executive Donald Tsang to know in 3 months if he will face corruption charges
South China Morning Post, June 24, 2015

香港清除最后一片“占中”抗议营地 (Hong Kong’s last “Occupy” protest camps cleared)
Deutsche Welle, June 24, 2015香港清除最后一片占中抗议营地/a-18537810?maca=chi-rss-chi-ca-1044-rdf

Asia's richest man "disappointed" by Hong Kong democracy veto, but business as usual
Reuters, June 23, 2015

Hong Kong legislator Ronny Tong set up successor in secret talks months before tearful resignation
South China Morning Post, June 24, 2015

Counterterrorism (反恐)

At least 18 dead in Ramadan attack on police checkpoint in Xinjiang
Radio Free Asia, June 23, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China's illusion of harmony
Al Jazeera, June 23, 2015

What next for Hong Kong after the tears and cheers of electoral reform vote?
South China Morning Post, June 24, 2015