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 24, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Lawyer hired for Wukan’s chief says he is being pressured to withdraw from case
Hong Kong Free Press, June 23, 2016

China rights activist's cancer spreads after seven months pretrial detention
Radio Free Asia, June 23, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

True or false? WeChat offers a gauge for online rumors
The Wall Street Journal, June 24, 2016

Founder of protest reporting outlet goes missing in China
Global Voices, June 23, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Animal activists and locals quarrel at Yulin dog meat festival
Hong Kong Free Press, June 23, 2016

Protests enter fifth day in China's rebel village of Wukan
Radio Free Asia, June 23, 2016

Police attack, beat Tibetan protesters at Qinghai lake
Radio Free Asia, June 13, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Investigators: China still harvesting human organs on huge scale
Voice of America, June 24, 2016

China's Communist Party members given quiz online
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 23, 2016

Issues at Taishan nuclear plant in China's Guangdong spark safety fears
Radio Free Asia, June 23, 2016

Who draws the party line? Xi Jinping sends his spin doctors spinning
The Economist, June 25, 2016

“毒跑道”产自黑作坊 官员轻描淡写惹众怒 (Toxic running tracks made from black workshops, officials’ downplaying provokes public anger)
Radio Free Asia, June 23, 2016

港澳办首度列入中纪委巡视名单 (Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office first put on Central Commission for Discipline Inspection’s list)
Deutsche Welle, June 23, 2016港澳办首度列入中纪委巡视名单/a-19350686

哈佛华裔女教授的“六四”课程 (Chinese professor’s June Fourth course at Harvard)
Voice of America, June 23, 2016

一位北京“洋造反派”的文革50年反思 (Reflections 50 years after Cultural Revolution by then “foreign rebel” in Beijing)
Voice of America, June 24, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Are Chinese cyberattacks against U.S. targets in decline?
The Diplomat, June 22, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Bookseller Lam Wing-kee says he’ll report to Hong Kong police “in next few days”
South China Morning Post, June 23, 2016

林荣基称如要寻求庇护他选台湾因相信民选政府 (Lam Wing-kee would choose Taiwan if he seeks asylum because he trusts democratically elected government)
Radio France Internationale, June 22, 2016中国/20160622-林荣基称如要寻求庇护他选台湾因相信民选政府

New Hong Kong political party seeks independence via “return to British rule”
Hong Kong Free Press, June 24, 2016

In Beijing’s bad books. China’s clumsy, baffling handling of Hong Kong alienates its people
The Economist, June 23, 2016

大公报指香港最大祸根原来就是黎智英 (Ta Kung Pao accuses Jimmy Lai as Hong Kong’s biggest source of trouble)
Radio France Internationale, June 24, 2016政治/20160624-大公报指香港最大祸根原来就是黎智英

港人自认中国国民指数比自认世界公民还要低 (Hongkongers’ index of identification as Chinese national lower than that of global citizen)
Radio France Internationale, June 22, 2016社会/20160622-港人自认中国国民指数比自认世界公民还要低