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, June 10, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Detained lawyers’ families & colleagues fight on as anniversary approaches
China Digital Times, June 8, 2016

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

Lawyer who had his clothes torn by China court police refuses to accept court apology
Hong Kong Free Press, June 10, 2016

时事大家谈:被撕掉的是律师的裤子还是法治的尊严? (Current Affairs Discussion: Was it the lawyers’ pants that were ripped apart or the dignity of the rule of law?)
Voice of America, June 9, 2016

Fears mount for health of Chinese activist Guo Feixiong entering 40th day of hunger strike
South China Morning Post, June 10, 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)

“Corruption has no limit”: Hooligan Sparrow—the film China doesn’t want you to see
Hong Kong Free Press, June 9, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Thousands of Walmart China workers organize online to oppose new working hours system
Hong Kong Free Press, June 8, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China says most wanted corruption suspect returned of own accord from Canada
Reuters, June 8, 2016

广东佛山警察鸣枪示警 流弹打死5楼居民 (Police in Foshan, Guangdong fire warning shots, stray bullet kills resident on fifth floor)
Radio Free Asia, June 9, 2016

时事大家谈:六四申遗,寻找和勿忘坦克人 (Current Affairs Discussion: June Fourth legacy, searching for and not forgetting Tank Man)
Voice of America, June 9, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Tycoon Li Ka-shing’s family drawn into Denise Ho controversy as political fallout continues for Lancome
South China Morning Post, June 8, 2016

Hong Kong pop singer hits out at “white terror” amid Lancôme row
Radio Free Asia, June 9, 2016

L’Oreal is setting a dangerous global precedent by bowing to China over free speech
Quartz, June 8, 2016

National Security & Counterterrorism (国家安全和反恐)

China restricts Ramadan fast for Muslim Uyghurs in Xinjiang
Radio Free Asia, 9, 2016