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 27, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

让数据“开口”用证据说话 (Let data “start talking,” use evidence to “speak”)
People's Procuratorate Daily, June 21, 2016

Why China both loves and fears the Rule of Law
The Diplomat, June 25, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Gaga晤達賴傳遭內地封殺 IG變網民戰場 (Lady Gaga allegedly banned in mainland China because of meeting with Dalai Lama, her Instagram turned into netizens’ battlefield)
Ming Pao, June 27, 2016

性侵未成年人罪犯信息非常有必要公开 (Child molesters' information must be made public)
China Youth Online, June 21, 2016

Two China media staff still held after Xi “resign” call: letter
Hong Kong Free Press, June 25, 2016

China censors WeChat rumors, including the one about robots taking over
The New York Times, June 25, 2016

Founder of China protest-tracking site detained for “picking quarrels”
Hong Kong Free Press, June 27, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Wukan 2.0 – new mass protests in Chinese village
烏坎2.0:抗議再在農村爆發, June 25, 2016

把群众举报当大事来办 (Take reports from the public seriously)
People’s Procuratorate Daily, June 21, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

希望这是我们最后一次喊:救救孩子! (I hope that this is our final cry: save the children!)
Sina News. June 20, 2016

误抓“跨5000里伤人”男子 四会警方相关人员被追责 (Police held accountable for wrongful arrest of Inner Mongolian man "5000 miles away" when crime was committed)
China Youth Online, June 21, 2016

China wants more cooperation with West in fight to track down fugitive corrupt officials
South China Morning Post, June 27, 2016

Wukan village chief accused of toxic track graft
South China Morning Post, June 25, 2016

China accuses former vice environment minister of taking bribes
Reuters, June 27, 2016

Commission urges UK gov’t to reconsider China policy in light of “severe” human rights crackdown
Hong Kong Free Press, June 27, 2016

China cuts communication channel with Taiwan
Al Jazeera, June 26, 2016

The AIIB and human rights
The Diplomat, June 24, 2016

U.S. legislator: China's organ harvest “Nazi-like”
Voice of America, June 25, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

北京公安将建信息共享体系 (Beijing public security to construct an information sharing system)
Legal Daily, June 20, 2016

广东边防摧毁一起“互联网+”新型偷渡案 (Guangdong border guards crackdown on all "Internet+" smuggling operations)
China Youth Online, June 21, 2016

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

青岛边检站举行海上反恐演练 (Qingdao border station holds counterterrorism exercises at sea)
Da Zhong Online, June 9, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

人權報告──梁振英任內 香港人權大倒退 (Human rights report—Hong Kong human rights situation severely deteriorates during CY Leung’s term of office )
InMedia HK, June 27, 2016

Complaints over police behavior during Chinese official’s visit
Hong Kong Free Press, June 24, 2016

One Country, Two Systems: Hong Kong concern grows over China clampdown
Voice of America, June 24, 2016

銅鑼灣書店案:中國公安部邀港府赴京磋商「通報機制」 (Causeway Bay Books saga: Public security bureau invites Hong Kong government to Beijing for discussion over “notification mechanism”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 27, 2016

取消特首校監必然制? 李國章:特首盼大學好 不信會傷害學校 (Abandon “chief executive as university chancellor” system? Arthur Li thinks the chief executive wishes for the good of the institute and wouldn’t harm it)
Ming Pao, June 27, 2016