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 26, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China lawmakers enthusiastic about Constitution pledge
China Daily, June 25, 2015

国家主席、总理就职时拟向宪法宣誓 (President and premier may need to pledge allegiance to the Constitution when assuming office)
Beijing News, June 25, 2015

Provinces continue to separate leadership of police, law committees
Caixin, June 25, 2015

Procuratorate public interest litigation pilot sites
China Law Translate, June 25, 2015

中国刑法修正案新草案提出收买被拐儿童一律被追刑责 (New criminal law draft proposes to prosecute traffickers of abducted children)
Deutsche Welle, June 25, 2015中国刑法修正案新草案提出收买被拐儿童一律被追刑责/a-18540066

Why is China's female prison population growing?
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 25, 2015

China: Protect lawyers from beatings and harassment
Human Rights Watch, June 25, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

The danger of China's cultural protectionism
The Diplomat, June 26, 2015

上海逾千人連續數天上街反PX廠 對照香港佔中 斥政府封鎖消息 (Over 1,000 Shanghainese protest PX factory for days, blame government for news blackout as in HK’s Umbrella Movement)
The Stand News, June 26, 2015上海逾千人連續數天上街反px廠-對照香港佔中-斥政府封鎖消息/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China slaps travel ban on nuclear researcher-turned-poet activist
Radio Free Asia, June 25, 2015

生活无保障 上千退伍老兵上京维权 (Without livelihood protection, around 1,000 veterans petition Beijing)
Deutsche Welle, June 25, 2015生活无保障-上千退伍老兵上京维权/a-18540268

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese sports official, national Olympic committee member, under investigation for alleged corruption
South China Morning Post, June 25, 2015

Former top Tibet security official probed for graft
Channel NewsAsia, June 26, 2016

Repression of rights activists “routine” in China, says U.S. State Department report
South China Morning Post, June 25, 2015

美國人權報告指中國壓制維權人士及少數族裔 (U.S. human rights report criticizes China’s repression of rights activists and ethnic minorities)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 26, 2016

China (Includes Tibet, Hong Kong, and Macau) 2014 Human Rights Report
U.S. Department of State, June 25, 2015

China issues report on US human rights
China Daily, June 25, 2015

US, China exchange criticisms on human rights
Voice of America, June 25, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

U.S. intelligence chief: China top suspect in government agency hacks
Reuters, June 26, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong pro-establishment lawmakers get tea and sympathy from Beijing's top man after botched walkout
South China Morning Post, June 26, 2015

Five July 1 rally groups denied licences for fund-raising on street
South China Morning Post, June 26, 2015

With Beijing’s voting plan dead, Hong Kong looks for way forward
The New York Times, June 25, 2015

Leaked messages reveal behind-the-scenes maneuvers during Hong Kong election vote
The New York Times, June 25, 2015

New leaks show split among lawmakers over walkout
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 26, 2015

香港立法會主席曾鈺成拒因短信醜聞辭職 (LegCo President Jasper Tsang refuses to resign because of texting scandal)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 25, 2015

美國人權報告:香港新聞自由受威脅 (U.S. human rights report: Hong Kong press freedom is under threat)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 26, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Where is China headed?
East Asia Forum, June 25, 2015

The tracks of their tears: Both sides of Hong Kong’s political divide should rue the impasse on democratic reform
The Economist, June 25, 2015