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 20, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Mother's fight to exonerate executed son highlights gaping holes in justice system
Caixin, June 17, 2016

Rights lawyers on trial: China's sharp crackdown shows no sign of letting up
The Christian Science Monitor, June 17, 2016

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

2 Chinese activists sentenced to over 10 years on subversion charges
The New York Times, June 18, 2016

Tibetan monk detained a second time, vanishes into police custody
Radio Free Asia, June 17, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Minitrue: Delete Global Times editorial on bookseller
China Digital Times, June 17, 2016

Supervising supervision
China Media Project, June 17, 2016

Find-a-journalist app highlights murky media practices in China
The Wall Street Journal, June 17, 2016

Chinese media: Attack to defend
Deutsche Welle, June 17, 2016

Western forces are conspiring to divide China, a top media official says
Quartz, June 20, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Villagers in southern China defy warnings and press ahead with demonstration to demand chief’s release
South China Morning Post, June 19, 2016

China: Wukan leader arrested ahead of planned protests
Al Jazeera, June 19, 2016

Chinese animal activists are fighting against the centuries-old tradition of eating dogs
Quartz, June 17, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Nephew of China's former domestic security tsar jailed for graft
The New York Times, June 17, 2016

CPC names officials punished for condoning misconduct
Xinhua, June 18, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China-U.S. relations in cyberspace: A half-year assessment
The Diplomat, June 16, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong bookseller defies China by leading protest
Al Jazeera, June 19, 2016

Video: Hong Kong’s “bottom line”: Supporters rally around returned bookseller Lam Wing-kee
Hong Kong Free Press, June 19, 2016

Hong Kong bookseller finds associates challenging his account of detention
The New York Times, June 20, 2016

专访:铜锣湾书店林荣基“早已被跟踪” (Interview: Causeway Bay Books Lam Wing-kee “has been followed early on”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 19, 2016

【林榮基現身說法】兩日兩刪文 環時再有報道消失 ([Lam Wing-kee explains] Two Global Times articles deleted during two days)
Ming Pao, June 18, 2016

【銅鑼灣書店事件】環時再發社評 斥林榮基為私利犧牲港穩定 稱反對派應有底線 ([Causeway Bay Books event] Global Times publishes commentary again, to denounce Lam Wing-kee’s sacrificing Hong Kong’s stability for own benefits, says opposition party should have bottom line)
Ming Pao, June 20, 2016

Bookseller Speaks Out for Freedom of Hong Kong People
Human Rights in China, June 17, 2016

林榮基兒子:今日赴中 測試會否再遭無理拘留 (Lam Wing-kee’s son: Will go to China today to test if I’d be unjustly detained)
Apple Daily, June 20, 2016

【音樂會如期舉行】何韻詩:這行動是告訴大家不需要害怕 ([Concert held on the same day] Denise Ho: This action is to tell everyone not to be afraid)
Ming Pao, June 19, 2016

Other brands dumped me after Lancome snub, says Hong Kong singer Denise Ho
何韵诗音乐会数千人到场 继Lancôme后其他品牌也取消合作关系
South China Morning Post, Date

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

“China is the biggest mad house in the world and CPC the worst lunatic”
China Change, June 18, 2016

“My father never spoke about the persecution he suffered”
Radio Free Asia, June 17, 2016