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, May 22, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese courts & “foreign beneficial experience”
Supreme People’s Court Monitor, May 22, 2017

六位妻子 一个声音——受中国迫害的维权人士妻子美国会作证 (Six wives, one voice—Wives of tortured rights defense lawyers testify to U.S. Congress)
Radio Free Asia, May 19, 2017

BBC中国博客:“消失的”维权律师王全璋 (BBC China Blog: “Disappeared” rights defense lawyer Wang Quanzhang)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 22, 2017

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers and Defenders
Human Rights in China, May 11, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Reports emerge that dog meat will finally be banned at Chinese food festival
Vice, May 19, 2017

西藏年轻僧人自焚身亡抗议高压政策 (Young Tibetan monk dies in self-immolation protest against repressive gov’t policies)
Voice of America, May 21, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Killing C.I.A. informants, China crippled U.S. spying operations
The New York Times, May 20, 2017

Chinese newspaper applauds reported “anti-espionage” killing of C.I.A. sources
The Guardian, May 22, 2017

NYT’s spy in China story full of narcissism
The Global Times, May 22, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chinese cybersecurity firm claims to have developed WannaCry virus “vaccine”
South China Morning Post, May 20, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Stories of Hong Kong: Hopes and fears on landmark anniversary
Agence France-Presse, May 21, 2017

Commentary (评论)

Collective family punishment—Challenge and response
Jerry’s Blog, May 21, 2017

How Chinese artist Ai Weiwei became an enemy-of-the-state
CBS News, May 21, 2017

Person of the week: Qiao Mu
China Digital Times, May 19, 2017