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 17, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

They’re not police, military or even official...inside the mysterious “central investigation team” that answers only to the Communist Party
South China Morning Post, June 17, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Shanghai authorities detain 100 ahead of Disney resort opening
Radio Free Asia, June 16, 2016

中国多地多名学童出现流鼻血、咳嗽等异常症状,家长怀疑祸首是塑胶跑道 (Many school children from different Chinese towns have symptoms of nose bleeding and coughing, parents suspect the reason being poisonous rubber running tracks)
Radio Free Asia, June 16, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Anti-corruption drive, frugality campaign sap banks of VPs
Caixin, June 16, 2016

You’re stir-fried squid. That is, “you’re fired” in Chinese: officials meet “The Apprentice”
The Economist, June 18, 2016

China’s Communist Party asks cadres to cough up fees—on time and in full
South China Morning Post, June 17, 2016

“六四申遗”进展顺利,首批文件已提交联合国教科文组织 (Application for registering June Fourth as “Memory of the World” progresses smoothly, first batch of documents presented to UNESCO)
Radio Free Asia, June 16, 2016

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

China’s response to terrorism
U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, June 16, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Returned bookseller says he was detained by “special unit” in China, TV “confession” was scripted
Hong Kong Free Press, June 16, 2016

Full transcript of Lam Wing-kee’s opening statement at his Hong Kong press conference
South China Morning Post, June 17, 2016

“I want to tell the whole world—Hongkongers will not bow down before brute force"
South China Morning Post, June 17, 2016

I wasn’t abducted by mainland agents…Lam Wing-kee has it wrong, Lee Po insists
李波否认非自愿返内地 外交部:林荣基在内地违法有权处理
South China Morning Post, June 17, 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
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 18, 2016

“Defend the freedoms of Hong Kongers”: Angry protests at China office over “kidnapped” bookseller
Agence France-Presse, June 17, 2016

香港民主派批梁振英「一带一路」奖学金拍马屁 (Hong Kong pan-dems slam CY Leung’s setting up of “Belt and Road” scholarship as toadyism)
Radio Free Asia, June 16, 2016