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, May 23, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Beijing court rejects complaints from “Woman of Courage” eviction lawyer
Radio Free Asia, May 19, 2017

Wang Quanzhang: The lawyer who simply vanished
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 22, 2017

维权律师王全璋妻子李文足:担心丈夫是否“已不在人世” (Li Wenzu, wife of rights defense lawyer Wang Quanzhang: Doesn’t know if her husband is dead or alive)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 22, 2017

709案医生“辟谣”承认给在押律师用药 (Doctor in 709 case “refutes rumors” by acknowledging giving lawyer medicine in detention)
Voice of America, May 22, 2017

To all friends concerned with the imprisoned human rights activist Wu Gan and the 709 case
China Change, May 22, 2017

China's prisoners of conscience subjected to increasing violence by police
Radio Free Asia, May 22, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

China may have 90 million fewer people than claimed (that’s twice the size of Spain)
South China Morning Post, May 23, 2017

A Chinese student’s commencement speech praising “fresh air” and democracy is riling China’s Internet
Quartz, May 23, 2017

专访:微博又回来了 (Interview: Weibo will come back again)
Deutsche Welle, May 21, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Viral video triggers debate over patriotic education in China, again
Global Voices, May 21, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Pro-democracy activists fly kites in Sai Kung to commemorate 1989 Tiananmen massacre
Hong Kong Free Press, May 23, 2017

支联会民主风筝促平反六四 (Hong Kong Alliance membersfly kites to commemorate June Fourth)
Radio Free Asia, May 22, 2017

Police chief of Chongqing, two senior officials with ties to fallen Tianjin mayor absent from key meetings
Caixin, May 22, 2017

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

After report on killings of C.I.A. sources, China asserts right to defend itself
The New York Times, May 22, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong’s July 1 democracy rally organizers apply for multiple starting points, after gov’t venue rejection
Hong Kong Free Press, May 23, 2017

Hong Kong's Chief Executive-elect already struggling
The Diplomat, May 22, 2017

“Teenager vs. Superpower”: Watch the new movie about the Hong Kong student who stood up to China
Quartz, May 23, 2017

Commentary (评论)

How China wound up outside the international human rights debate
The Diplomat, May 22, 2017

China’s next Internet crackdown
The Diplomat, May 23, 2017