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.

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

60律师联署:谴责天津警方拒绝“709案”家属自聘律师 (60 lawyers joint petition: Condamning Tianjin police for prohibiting “709 event” families from hiring their lawyers)
Radio Free Asia, May 31, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

China’s 50 cent party: The other side of censorship
Voice of America, May 31, 2016

Turns out maybe you shouldn’t trust the “media”
Foreign Policy, May 31, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Rights activist Ni Yulan “barred from leaving” China
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 30, 2016

Husband of Chinese legal assistant detained for a year “worried for her safety”
South China Morning Post, May 31, 2016

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

Government Accountability (政府问责)

At least three activists detained in Beijing over Tiananmen Massacre commemoration
Hong Kong Free Press, May 31, 2016

Chinese worker detained for photos of liquor labels marking Tiananmen Crackdown
The New York Times, May 30, 2016

Police close in on Tiananmen Mothers as massacre anniversary nears
Radio Free Asia, May 31, 2016

Families of Tiananmen Square victims accuse Beijing of three decades of “white terror”
The Guardian, June 1, 2016

Tiananmen Mothers: No amount of power can rub out June Fourth
Human Rights in China, June 1, 2016

中国近四百万人受奴役 全球超4500万 (4 million people suffer slavery in China, over 45 million globally)
Voice of America, June 1, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

What to make of the newly established cybersecurity association of China
Center for Strategic and International Studies, May 25, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

100,000 will attend June 4 vigil in Hong Kong, organizer predicts
South China Morning Post, May 30, 2016

June 4 veteran offers advice to HK students: build bridges, not walls
South China Morning Post, May 30, 2016

中港兩婦涉偽造13選民登記文件 保釋候審 (2 Hong Kong and mainland women forged documents for 13 applications for voter registration, on bail pending trial)
Ming Pao, June 1, 2016

“香港众志”秘书长黄之锋挑战立法会参选年龄限制 (Demosisto Secretary General Joshua Wong challenges age limit for standing for LegCo election)
Radio Free Asia, May 31, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Making the case for nominating Ilham Tohti for the Sakharov Prize—My remarks at the European Parliament
China Change, May 31, 2016

Put petty political divisions aside, pick up a candle and remember the dead on June 4
Hong Kong Free Press, May 31, 2016

「見證六四」是一件無法透過想像去接近的事情 (“Witnessing June Fourth” is something unapproachable through imagination)
InMedia HK, June 1, 2016

六四論壇意義何在? (What’s the significance of the June Forth fora?)
InMedia HK, June 1, 2016

論代溝——試梳理對維園六四悼念晚會的爭論 (Talking about generation gap—An attempt to straighten out debates over Victoria Park June Fourth commemoration vigil)
InMedia HK, June 1, 2016