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 25, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China may increase penalties for illegal cults to life in prison
Reuters, June 25, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

Shine light on draft judicial interpretation on “twisting the law in arbitration”!
Supreme People’s Court Monitor, June 24, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

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

上海金山市民遊行反對化工PX項目 (Shanghai Jinshan citizens march to protest PX industrial project)
British Broadcasting Coporation, June 24, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China co-sponsors discussion on gender equality at UN human rights session
Shanghai Daily, June 25, 2015

Second woman PLA major general under corruption investigation
South China Morning Post, June 25, 2015

中國國家體育總局副局長肖天被調查 (Deputy director of China's State General Administration of Sports Xiao Tian to be investigated)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 25, 2015

China says getting good global cooperation on graft fight
Reuters, June 25, 2015

加大纪律审查力度、遏制腐败蔓延势头之五: 审查纪律就是政治纪律 (Strengthen disciplinary inspection efforts, check the momentum of corruption's spread: discipline inspection is political discipline)
Central Commission for Discipline Inspection Department, June 24, 2015

把握好“树木与森林”的关系 (Grasping the relationship between “trees and forests”)
Central Commission for Discipline Inspection Department, June 24, 2015

Children of migrant parents left alone to die
Caixin, June 24, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China mulls cyber security law
Xinhua, June 24, 2015

我国拟制定网络安全法维护网络主权国家安全 (China to create cyber security law to protect Internet sovereignty and state security)
National People’s Congress, June 25, 2015

U.S. slams Chinese “government-sponsored” cyber attacks
Voice of America, June 24, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong's legislature went off script, and the pro-Beijing establishment is not happy
Global Voices, June 24, 2015

Hong Kong lawmaker Lau Wong-fat denies he's quitting Legislative Council
South China Morning Post, June 24, 2015

Hong Kong lawmaker Regina Ip to call for unity of pro-government camp during liaison office meeting
South China Morning Post, June 25, 2015

Counterterrorism (反恐)

Deadly clash between police and ethnic Uighurs reported in Xinjiang region of China
The New York Times, June 24, 2015

新疆公路檢查站襲擊致「18人喪生」 (Eighteen people killed in attack at Xinjiang road checkpoint)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 24, 2015

Chinese authorities urge “close watch” on Muslim Uyghurs during Ramadan
Radio Free Asia, June 24, 2015