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.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Wife of human rights lawyer says she was beaten in Beijing police custody after peaceful protest
Hong Kong Free Press, June 10, 2016

Jailed Chinese activist on hunger strike for more than a month
Radio Free Asia, 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

北京维权律师夏霖被抓一年半后终获庭审 (Beijing rights defender Xia Lin finally gets trial after 1.5 years’ detention)
Voice of America, June 13, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Video: Canadian prime minister urges China to change how it speaks to journalists
Hong Kong Free Press, June 10, 2016

焦点对话:中国外长发脾气,外国记者该反思? (Focused Conversation: Chinese minister of foreign affairs throws tantrums—foreign journalists should reflect on themselves?)
Voice of America, June 10, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Merkel says will raise concerns on China's new NGO law, steel during Beijing trip
Reuters, June 11, 2016

人权组织促默克尔向中国提人权及高瑜等个案 (Human rights organization urges Merkel to raise human rights topic to China and talk about cases such as Gao Yu’s)
Voice of America, June 13, 2016

Germany and China agree “early warning system” to avert NGO problems
Reuters, June 12, 2016

Chinese feminists post selfies in solidarity with Stanford assault victim
The Guardian, June 10, 2016

Shenzhen labor activists and trade union help workers secure compensation
China Labor Bulletin, June 13, 2016

Tensions rise in Dongguan, China’s factory to the world
China Labor Bulletin, June 10, 2016

Activists gather 11 million signatures against China’s infamous dog-meat festival
The Washington Post, June 10, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Four Chinese men jailed for 22 years after wrongful murder convictions seek 30 million yuan in compensation
South China Morning Post, June 10, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

The Chinese hackers in the back office
The New York Times, June 11, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Student unions in Hong Kong snub offer to host seminars about June 4 Tiananmen Square crackdown
South China Morning Post, June 13, 2016

Postmortems: two Hong Kong groups to release studies on 2014 Occupy protests
South China Morning Post, June 13, 2016

“Was this necessary?” Ex-Taiwanese president Ma Ying-jeou responds to Hong Kong visit ban
Hong Kong Free Press, June 13, 2016

【Lancôme風波】王永平:強國政治掛帥 吃中國飯愈來愈難 ([Lancôme scandal] Former accountable official Joseph Wong: “Strong nation” politics comes first, harder than ever to get China’s business)
Ming Pao, June 13, 2016

【Lancôme風波】范太指屬商業決定 看不到打壓言論自由 ([Lancôme scandal] NPC Standing Committee Rita Fan considers the decision commercial in nature, cannot see suppression of freedom of speech)
Ming Pao, June 11, 2016

報道指「8964」城巴車長遭停職3個月 城巴:個別處分涉員工個人資料,不便透露 (Citybus driver who put up “8964” reportedly suspended from duties for 3 months, Citybus wouldn’t disclose individual disciplinary actions involving personal information)
Ming Pao, June 11, 2016

記協去信申訴專員 投訴政府拒認可網媒 限制公眾知情權 (The Journalists Association files complaint with the Ombudsman for government’s refusal to recognize Internet media, restricting people’s right to know)
Ming Pao, June 11, 2016

呼籲港人七一繼續上街 民陣:決戰689 (Civil Human Rights Front urges Hong Kong people to continue to take it to the streets on July 1, against CY Leung and the current elective system)
InMedia HK, June 10, 2016

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

Xinjiang’s Uygurs “not radical Muslims,” says China’s former culture minister
South China Morning Post, June 11, 2016