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, May 31, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese human rights lawyer’s five-year jail term after subversion conviction “likely to be upheld by appeal verdict”
South China Morning Post, May 31, 2016

維權律師女助理傳獄中遭性侵 家人律師禁會面 (Female assistant of rights defender allegedly harassed in detainment, family and advocate prohibited from meeting her)
Hong Kong Economic Times, May 31, 2016維權律師女助理傳獄中遭性侵%20家人律師禁會面

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

Access to Information (信息公开)

中國媒體的新控制手段:資本與技術 (New means of China’s media control: capital and technology)
InMedia HK, May 31, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese asylum-seekers tracked down to Chongqing amid torture fears
Radio Free Asia, May 30, 2016

“六四”纪念日前夕 多名公民被监控、“被旅游” (In the run-up to June Fourth, many civilians surveilled and “made travelling”)
Radio Free Asia, May 30, 2016

【六四27年】高瑜引丁子霖來電:6月1日起將遭警軟禁 切斷住所電話 ([27th anniversary of June Fourth] Gao Yu quotes Ding Zilin’s call: Ding will be put under house arrest from June 1, domicile telephone will be cut)
Ming Pao, May 30, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China detains two over “1989” Tiananmen crackdown labels on spirits
Radio Free Asia, May 30, 2016

支聯會申「六四」屠殺為世界記憶項目 (Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China applies for registering June Fourth Massacre with U.N. Memory of World Programme)
InMedia HK, May 31, 2016

美民间团体发起“寻找坦克人”活动 (U.S. civil groups organize “Tell us what happened to the two ‘Tank Men’” activity)
Voice of America, May 31, 2016

Tell us what happened to the two "Tank Men"

China to provide 10% of UN peacekeeping budget
Global Times, May 31, 2016

达赖喇嘛认为中国正发生深度转变 (Dalai Lama thinks China is going through deep changes)
Deutsche Welle, May 31, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

”Connected by blood”: CY Leung says Hongkongers should care about major mainland incidents like Tiananmen
South China Morning Post, May 31, 2016

Why the plan to rename Pikachu has made Hong Kong angry
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 31, 2016

中大人團結一致 向梁振英遞交「大信封」行動 (CUHK people unite and give CY Leung the “Big Envelop” (letter of dismissal))
InMedia HK, May 31, 2016

中大校友學生會特首辦請願 促撤李君豪校董任命 (CUHK alumni concern group and student union representatives protest at chief executive's office, demanding to drop appointment of Vincent Lee as Council member)
Ming Pao, May 31, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

【六四27年】讓六四記憶與大中華觀念脫鈎(文:徐承恩) (Let’s unlink the memory of June Fourth and Pan-China perception)
Ming Pao, May 31, 2016

六四與《十年》:〈自焚者〉的啟示 (文:梁麗幗@法政匯思) (Yvonne Leung from Progressive Lawyers’ Group—June Fourth and “Ten Years”: Message from the “Self-Immolator”)
Ming Pao, May 31, 2016