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.

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

The disappeared: faces of human rights activists China wants to silence
The Guardian, June 8, 2016

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

郭飞雄狱中绝食满月 体重锐降三分一(Guo Feixiong hunger strike enters 31st day, has lost 1/3 of body weight and physical condition extremely worrying)
Charter 08, June 8, 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

Access to Information (信息公开)

China’s propaganda chiefs rapped by government inspectors over ‘weak’ efforts to control the internet, media
South China Morning Post, June 9, 2016

A human rights film China wants canned
Straits Times, June 9, 2016

Inside the terrifying, absurd world of a women’s rights activist in China
VICE, June 8, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Lawyers' wives, attorneys released after street protest in China's Tianjin
Radio Free Asia, June 7, 2016

U.S. voices concerns about China's NGO Law
Voice of America, June 7, 2016

Animal advocates call for end to Dog Meat Festival in China
The New York Times, June 9, 2016

Counterterrorism (反恐)

中方支持哈萨克反恐 (China supports Kazakhstan’s action on counterterrorism)
Straits Capital City Online, June 7, 2016

Xinjiang Residents must give DNA, voice-print for passports
Radio Free Asia, June 8, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

南宁公布“律师被打”事件调查结果: 法警滥用强制手段(Nanning announces conclusion of investigation into Lawyer Wu Liangshu’s beating: Court police misused force)
Legal Daily, June 8, 2016

我国拟制定强制医疗所条例, 规范管治肇事肇祸精神病人 (China draws up regulations for compulsory medical treatment facilities to standardized management of mentally ill who “cause trouble”)
Xinhua, June 7, 2016

第七轮中美人文交流高层磋商成果清单 (China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Outcomes List of 7th Annual U.S.-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange:)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, June 8, 2016

U.S.-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange
U.S. Department of State, June 7, 2016

China is nowhere near the democracy envisioned by protesters in 1989
Nikkei, June 9, 2016

Detained Tiananmen activist's wife, child seek political asylum in Bangkok
Radio Free Asia, June 9, 2016

赵常青悼六四被抓 妻儿逃泰国寻求庇护 (Zhao Changqing detained after privately commemorating June Fourth, wife in Thailand to seek political asylum)
Charter 08, June 8, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong democracy activists cleared of police obstruction during protest
Radio Free Asia, June 7, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

公民身份证号重号人数已由171万人减至10人 (New program on household registration management has reduced number of people with duplicate personal IDs from 1.71 million to 10)
China News, June 8, 2016

网络租人平台, 不是法外之地 (Internet platforms for “renting people” are not beyond reach of the law)
Procuratorate Daily, June 8, 2016