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, May 27, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Wives of detained Chinese human rights lawyers refuse to be silenced
Cable News Network, May 27, 2016

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers and Defenders
Human Rights in China, February 5, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

China’s independent journalists face high risks—and are in high demand
Global Voices, May 26, 2016

China among 10 countries blocking press freedom watchdog from UN status
Hong Kong Free Press, May 27, 2016

CPJ denied ECOSOC consultative status after vote in UN NGO Committee
Committee to Protect Journalists, May 26, 2016

Blurred lines: Chinese state media pixelates Taiwanese flag in news clip about new president
Hong Kong Free Press, May 26, 2016

It may have been quickly censored, but a sex tape is the talk of China
The Los Angeles Times, May 26, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Walmart workers in Shenzhen finally get the official trade union on their side
China Labor Bulletin, May 27, 2016

Two Tibetan monks detained in Ngaba on unknown charges
Radio Free Asia, May 26, 2016

Death of activist in Chinese custody sparks outcry
Voice of America, May 26, 2016

制反强拆标语被“寻衅滋事” 南方街头运动者欧荣贵失踪数日证实遭刑拘 (Southern Street Movement participant Ou Ronggui criminally detained after a few days’ disappearance, charged with “picking quarrels and provoking troubles” for making anti-forcible demolition slogan banners)
Radio Free Asia, May 26, 2016

良心犯郭飞雄关注组致信联合国 (Concern group for prisoner of conscience Guo Feixiong sends open letter to the U.N.)
Voice of America, May 26, 2016

Guo Feixiong on Day 11 of Hunger Strike in Prison, Wife Asks President Xi Jinping to Intervene
Human Rights in China, May 19, 2016

Hunger Strike Relay to Support Guo Feixiong Continues
Human Rights in China, May 16, 2016

Save Guo Feixiong: Hunger Strike Relay Proposal
Human Rights in China, May 2, 2016

Wife of Guo Feixiong Appeals to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Regarding His Deteriorating Condition
Human Rights in China, April 28, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China’s state firms must become “bigger, stronger” and still be at the core of the nation
South China Morning Post, May 27, 2016

China to promote anti-corruption efforts at G20: minister
Reuters, May 26, 2016

China clamps down on memorial events ahead of Tiananmen crackdown anniversary
Radio Free Asia, May 26, 2016

悼念六四天安門屠殺二十七週年 (Commemorating 27th anniversary of June Fourth Tiananmen Massacre)
China Worker Info, May 26, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Rocking boats, shaking mountains: To bewilderment in China, neither Hong Kong nor Taiwan seems to want to follow its script
The Economist, May 28, 2016

“Ungrounded, unjustified and arbitrary”: Artists slam removal of ICC protest art
Hong Kong Free Press, May 25, 2016

Hong Kong protests: “beaten” activist found guilty of assault
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 26, 2016

中大師生校友聯署聲明:校董會不是政治酬庸!廢除特首校監必然制! (CUHK staff, students and alumni joint petition: The university council is no political reward! Abolish chief executive-council head mechanism!)
InMedia HK, May 27, 2016

「梁粉」李君豪獲委任中大校董 潘淑嫻任城大校董 任期3年 (“CY Leung fans” appointed as CU and CityU council members for 3 years’ term)
Ming Pao, May 25, 2016

聯校六四論壇活動宣言 (Declaration of joint university June Fourth forum)
InMedia HK, May 27, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

China and the end of reform
ChinaFile, May 26, 2016