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.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

最高检出台强制医疗新规, 防止正常人“被精神病” (Supreme People’s Procuratorate introduces new regulations to prevent healthy individuals from being subjected to compulsory mental health treatment)
China News, June 22, 2016

最高检印发《人民检察院强制医疗执行检察办法(试行)》, 防止“被精神病”“假精神病”问题出现 (Supreme People's Procuratorate issues People's Procuratorates Compulsory Medical Treatment Enforcement Supervision Methods (Trial), to prevent “being wrongly detained for mental illness” or “false mental illness” and other problems from occurring)
Legal Daily, June 22, 2016

畅通诉讼渠道推进修复式裁判机制, 山东法院环境公益诉讼有始有终 (Unimpeded environmental lawsuit channels promote judgements for environmental rehabilitation, once started, environmental public interest lawsuits in Shandong courts are always finished)
Legal Daily, June 23, 2016

广西执行月追回46亿欠款 (Enforcing court judgments in Guangxi for one month recovers RMB 4.6 billion in debts)
Legal Daily, June 23, 2016

在派出所设立检察官办公室 (Prosecution offices established at police stations)
Procuratorate Daily, June 23, 2016

Chinese legal assistant moved amid fears of abuse in detention
Radio Free Asia, June 27, 2016

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

China activist to stand trial after visiting Tiananmen victim's grave
The Guardian, June 28, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Minitrue: Don’t exaggerate Hunan bus fire
China Digital Times, June 27, 2016

China “bans Lady Gaga” after Dalai Lama meeting
The Guardian, June 28, 2016

China's central bank denounces foreign media's "distorted" report
Xinhua, June 27, 2016

Beijing to change law to punish any person or group that harms image of Red Cross Society of China
South China Morning Post, June 27, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Officials call for calm amid mass pollution protests in China's Hubei
Radio Free Asia, June 27, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

英国保守党报告批中国人权持续恶化 (British Conservative Party’s report criticizes China’s continuously deteriorating human rights situation)
Voice of America, June 28, 2016

群众一看就懂一用就会, 湖北探索法定途径分类处理信访诉求成效初显 (For the general public, seeing is understanding and using is mastering: Early results from Hubei's exploration into the use of legal channels to categorize and handle appeals requests)
Legal Daily, June 22, 2016

集中整治和加强预防扶贫领域职务犯罪专项工作主题标识发布 (Announcing special efforts focused on repairing and strengthening efforts to prevent crimes of abusing public office in poverty alleviation services)
Procuratorate Daily, June 24, 2016

Senior ideologue kills self over party infighting
Caixin, June 27, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

网络安全法草案:公民个人信息应在境内存储 (Draft Cybersecurity Law: Citizens’ personal information should be stored in mainland China)
Beijing Youth Daily, June 28, 2016

China's new search engine rules will hamper, not protect, web users
Radio Free Asia, June 27, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Returned bookseller Lam Wing-kee meets with police to discuss his “kidnap” and detention in China
Hong Kong Free Press, June 27, 2016

Beijing agrees to talks on HK-China communication mechanism following bookseller incident
Hong Kong Free Press, June 27, 2016

中國官媒抨擊香港從未向內地移交嫌犯 (Chinese state media criticizes Hong Kong for never having extradited suspects)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 28, 2016

七一遊行決戰689 林榮基帶頭 終點夏慤道 (July 1 march challenging CY Leung—Lam Wing-kee will lead, ending on Harcourt Road)
InMedia HK, June 27, 2016

港大:梁評分微升仍低於警戒線 「處理與中央關係」跌至回歸新低 (HKU Public Opinion Programme: CY Leung’s marks still lower than alert level, “handling relationship with central government” drops to new low since handover)
Ming Pao, June 28, 2016

More Hong Kongers are embracing mainland values: legal scholar Eric Cheung
Quartz, June 28, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Patrolling China’s cyberspace
China File: A Sinica Podcast, June 27, 2016