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 30, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China’s ailing prisoners
Wall Street Journal, June 30, 2015

Chinese lawyers worry new rules will limit clients’ defenses
The New York Times, June 30, 2015

中国女囚猛增 为人母杀人更是占了一半 (China’s population of women prisoners rapidly increases, mothers who kill account for half), June 30, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

Who are the 5.5 million Facebook fans of Chinese state newspaper People's Daily?
Global Voices, June 29, 2015

Detentions highlight clampdown on China's citizen journalists
Radio Free Asia, June 29, 2015

“无国界记者”谴责中国滥捕多名"六四天网”公民记者 (Reporters Without Borders condemns China for abusive arrest of several 64 Tianwang citizen journalists)
Radio Free Asia, June 29, 2015

64Tianwang Website
64Tianwang, as at June 30, 2015

Blogging the slow-motion revolution: An Interview with China’s Huang Qi
New York Review of Books, February 9, 2013

Censorship in China: An ordinary tragedy
The Diplomat, June 29, 2015

危言耸听 散布谣言行拘5日 (Internet user administratively detained for 5 days for “disseminating rumors”)
Legal Daily, June 30, 2015

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

基督教爱心救助机构,四年多帮助几百人,面临强行解散!(Christian aid agency faces forced shutdown after helping hundreds in past 4 years)
WeChat (基督教关爱中心), June 30, 2015

Shanghai protesters fear chemical plant plan still on, despite government claims
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2015

Armed police move in against Chinese anti-plant protesters
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 29, 2015

上海金山居民持续一周“散步”抗议PX项目 (Shanghai Jinshan citizens continuously “take a walk” for 1 week to protest PX project)
Deutsche Welle, June 29, 2015上海金山居民持续一周散步抗议px项目/a-18549781

A man’s fight against gay conversion clinics in China
China Digital Times, June 29, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

李克強:今天將公布中國減排目標 (Li Keqiang: China to announce emissions target today)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 30, 2015

China says thousands arrested suspected of environmental crimes
Reuters, June 29, 2015

中国去年逮捕数千名环境犯罪嫌疑人 (China arrested thousands of environmental crime suspects last year)
Deutsche Welle, June 29, 2015中国去年逮捕数千名环境犯罪嫌疑人/a-18549670

严打数据作假等违法行为 (China cracks down on statistics fraud and other illegal activities)
Legal Daily, June 30, 2015

China’s Communist Party enlists a million new members
South China Morning Post, June 30, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Online activist in police sights
The Standard, June 30, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Forget political reform and move on, top Beijing official tells Hongkongers
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2015

张晓明今后不谈政改惟“收声”前不忘抨击泛民一番 (Top Beijing representative in HK Zhang Xiaoming condemns pan-dems, vows to stay silent on political reform )
Radio France Internationale, June 30, 2015中国/20150630-张晓明今后不谈政改惟“收声”前不忘抨击泛民一番/

Hong Kong legislature president Jasper Tsang apologises over WhatsApp message scandal
South China Morning Post, June 30, 2015

3,000 police officers to be deployed at July 1 pro-democracy march after Mong Kok clashes
South China Morning Post, June 30, 2015

Fear is unbearable, says activist attacked with Joshua Wong
Hong Kong Free Press, June 30, 2015

CY Leung dismisses call to restart reform debate
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 30, 2015

曾俊华获“习握手”似足当年董建华获“江握手”惹揣测 (Financial Secretary John Tsang’s handshake with Xi Jinping reminiscent of Tung Chee Hwa’s handshake with Jiang Zemin, raises speculations)
Radio France Internationale, June 30, 2015中国/20150630-曾俊华获“习握手”似足当年董建华获“江握手”惹揣测/

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Is China returning to one-man rule?
The Diplomat, June 29, 2015

Beijing leaves no room for Hong Kong's moderate voices on political reform
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2015

Hong Kong must beware spread of radical “localism”
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2015

滕彪:评《境外非政府组织管理法》和《国家安全法》草案 (Teng Biao: Commentary on Foreign NGO and National Security draft laws
Independent Chinese PEN Center, June 30, 2015