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 16, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Worries flare over Yang Maodong, jailed Chinese dissident on hunger strike
The New York Times, June 16, 2016

Sister says Guo Feixiong will not stop hunger strike
杨茂平: 郭飞雄会活着走出监狱吗?
Human Rights in China, June 15, 2016

2 Chinese activists sentenced to over 10 years on subversion charges
The New York Times, June 17, 2016

Court accepts lesbian student’s lawsuit over textbook homophobia
Sixth Tone, June 15, 2016

China seeks to open judiciary to lawyers and scholars
South China Morning Post, June 16, 2016

Lawyer for Hebei man executed in 1995 says rehabilitation could restore confidence in justice system
Hong Kong Free Press, June 16, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Reuters to scale down Chinese language news site, editorial staff to be redeployed
Hong Kong Free Press, June 15, 2016

古巴也解禁!全球只剩兩國禁 Google 及 Facebook! (Cuba lifts the ban! Only two countries in the world still ban Google and Facebook!)
Yes News, June 15, 2016古巴也解禁全球只剩兩國禁-Google-及-Facebook

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Navigating China’s new era of civil society regulation
China Digital Times, June 15, 2016

In China, feminism is growing—and so is the backlash
Los Angeles Times, June 15, 2016

How the Cultural Revolution sowed the seeds of dissent in China
The New York Times, June 16, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Son and wife of China’s jailed ex-security tsar found guilty of taking bribes
South China Morning Post, June 15, 2016

Obama meets Dalai Lama in spite of China protest
Reuters, June 15, 2016

白宮發布奧巴馬晤達賴照片 強調私人性質 (White House releases photo of Obama’s meeting with Dalai Lama, emphasizing the “personal nature” of the meeting)
Ming Pao, June 16, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

The best and worst Internet experience in the world
MIT Technology Review, June 8, 2016

China-U.S. talks on cybercrime: What are the outcomes?
The Diplomat, June 16, 2016

Inside the slow workings of the U.S.-China Cybersecurity Agreement
The Wall Street Journal, June 15, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Bookseller Lam Wing-kee reveals explosive details of his mainland China detention, claims Lee Po told him he was "taken away from Hong Kong"
South China Morning Post, June 16, 2016

I wasn’t abducted by mainland agents … Lam Wing-kee has it wrong, Lee Po insists
South China Morning Post, June 17, 2016

Pro-democracy singer Denise Ho to hold concert on same day as cancelled Lancôme gig
Hong Kong Free Press, June 15, 2016

香港人民力量、社民连联盟参选立法会 (People Power and League of Social Democrats join hands in their bid for the upcoming LegCo elections)
Radio Free Asia, June 15, 2016

Causeway Bay Bookstore book seller Lam Wing-kee spoke out, discussion with Albert Ho & William Nee, Belt Road Scholarship with Michael Tien & Chan Ka-lok
The Pulse, June 18, 2016