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.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Guo Feixiong update: Hunger strike enters 52nd day; Lawyers allowed visit
China Change, June 30, 2016

Sister Says Guo Feixiong Will Not Stop Hunger Strike
杨茂平: 郭飞雄会活着走出监狱吗?
Human Rights in China, June 15, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

A tale of two writers
China Media Project, June 28, 2016

Minitrue: Don’t hype, speculate, or comment on Brexit
China Digital Times, June 29 2016

五毛党有可能被正式收编成军 (Wumaos might formally be drafted as soldiers)
Radio France Internationale, June 28, 2016中国/20160628-五毛党有可能被正式收编成军

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Women's rights activists face hope, challenges in China
Voice of America, June 30, 2016

Police detain dozens of petitioners during “Summer Davos” in China's Tianjin
Radio Free Asia, June 29, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Tibetan film director held in detention after Chinese airport scuffle faced “brutal and violent treatment” from police
South China Morning Post, June 30, 2016

德格一藏人被殴致死 专家:藏人名导遭不公待遇背后疑有政治阴谋 (Tibetan in Dege beaten to death by officials; expert suspects political scheme behind unfair treatment to famed Tibetan film director)
Radio Free Asia, June 29, 2016

Organ harvesting in China
The Diplomat, June 29, 2016

VOA连线:“六四”的亲历者陈云飞被控“寻衅滋事”案明日开庭 (June Fourth witness Chen Yunfei to stand trial tomorrow for alleged “picking quarrels and provoking troubles”)
Voice of America, June 29, 2016

China defiant after international tribunal sets date to announce its ruling on nation’s claims in South China Sea
海牙法庭下月公布南海仲裁案结果 中国外交部:仲裁庭无管辖权
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Watch your back, Lam Wing-kee: Hong Kong police discuss safety with bookseller as protection considered
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2016

Use international treaty to improve Hong Kong-mainland China notification mechanism, experts say
South China Morning Post, June 30, 2016

Beijing human rights activist sought by police after allegedly killing security officers
Hong Kong Free Press, June 30, 2016

New crowd control measures and 2,000 police to be deployed at July 1 democracy rally
Hong Kong Free Press, June 30, 2016

British rights report on China, Hong Kong “too little, too late”
Radio Free Asia, June 29, 2016

“Brexit” may lead to diminished British voice on Hong Kong
The New York Times, June 30, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

July 1: Plenty for Hong Kong to celebrate… and plenty to worry about too
The Washington Post, June 10, 2016