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.

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

U.N. panel raises concerns about China’s detention of American
The Wall Street Journal, July 5, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Missing Lings: Chinese state media silent on ex-presidential aide Ling Jihua’s brothers and “Shanxi Gang” ties
South China Morning Post, July 5, 2016

China’s news websites now have to verify social media stories before they report them
Quartz, July 5, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Hong Kong rights group calls China's NGO law a “step forward”
Voice of America, July 5, 2016

HRIC Law Note: Draft Law on Foreign NGOs Undermines Chinese Civil Society and China’s International Engagement
Human Rights in China, May 5, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

世维会呼吁国际社会毋忘七五乌鲁木齐黑色星期日 (World Uyghur Congress calls on international community not to forget July 5 Urumqi Black Sunday)
Radio Free Asia, July 5, 2016

“Just a piece of trash paper”: former Chinese envoy dismisses upcoming ruling on nation’s South China Sea claims
South China Morning Post, July 6, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权) launches VPN information database
China Digital Times, July 5, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Chinese police urge bookseller Lam Wing-kee to return to mainland for investigation
Hong Kong Free Press, July 5, 2016

【銅鑼灣書店事件】黨報斥林榮基「背信棄義」 指公安港警加緊合作:勿以為到港可脫法律制裁 (State media calls Lam treacherous, says mainland and Hong Kong police would strengthen cooperation, being in Hong Kong does not spare him from legal penalties)
Ming Pao, July 6, 2016

Hong Kong bookseller in the confessional during eight months of detention in mainland China
South China Morning Post, July 6, 2016

【短片:林榮基專訪】首披露缺席七一遊行內情 稱遭4大漢跟蹤返家 林:好似想郁我咁 ([Video: Interview with Lam Wing-kee] Lam reveals reason behind absence in July 1 demonstration: followed by 4 big guys on the way home who seemed about to beat him)
Ming Pao, July 5, 2016

C.Y. Leung announces Hong Kong and mainland agree to notify within 14 days of detaining each other’s residents
South China Morning Post, July 6, 2016

Bookseller Lam Wing-kee could be sent to mainland China if there was a reciprocal deal with Hong Kong: legal scholar
内地法律学者:中港若有司法互助协议 林荣基可能被送到内地
South China Morning Post, July 5, 2016

I wish to complete democratic reform as soon as possible, says C.Y. Leung
Hong Kong Free Press, July 5, 2016

Hong Kong doesn’t want anyone to know the city’s best film is at a New York festival
Quartz, July 4, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Using free sex to expose sexual abuse in China: A Q&A with Nanfu Wang
China Film Insider, July 4, 2016