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 29, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Taiwanese activist arrested for alleged subversion in mainland China
South China Morning Post, May 27, 2017

Video: Cops track family of Chinese rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang as they try to sue authorities
Hong Kong Free Press, May 26, 2017

709案跟进︰家属到最高检控办案机关违法 (709 case follow-up: Family bring case to Supreme People's Procuratorate accusing case authorities of breaking the law)
Radio Free Asia, May 26, 2017

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers and Defenders
Human Rights in China, April 27, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

Law scholar He Weifang quits social media
China Digital Times, May 26, 2017

贺卫方:从此在社交媒体不再发声 (He Weifang: Will no longer post on social media)
Deutsche Welle, May 26, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Job prospects look grim for Chinese college grads
China Labor Bulletin, May 26, 2017

Riot police beat, detain eviction protesters in China's Sichuan
Radio Free Asia, May 26, 2017

A closer look at gay rights in China
The Diplomat, May 26, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s tough cybersecurity law to come into force this week
Reuters, May 29, 2017

Is China outsmarting America in A.I.?
The New York Times, May 27, 2017

While the rest of the world tries to “kill email,” in China, it’s always been dead
Quartz, May 29, 2017

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

Restaurants ordered to remain open in Xinjiang amid Ramadan fast
Radio Free Asia, May 26, 2017

China plans undersea observation system “for science and national security”
South China Morning Post, May 29, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Come to express anger over Xi Jinping, Hong Kong June 4 vigil organizer says
South China Morning Post, May 26, 2017

“心未冷 血仍热” - 香港公布纪念“六四28周年”活动安排 (“Heart never cold, blood still hot”—Hong Kong announces plan of activities to commemorate “28th anniversary of June Fourth”)
Radio Free Asia, May 26, 2017

Lowest turnout since 2008 for Hong Kong march in memory of June 4 crackdown
South China Morning Post, May 28, 2017

Interview: Occupy activist Ken Tsang on the 7 cops who beat him, prison life, and his political future
Hong Kong Free Press, May 29, 2017

Top China official says Hong Kong's autonomy is not a license to challenge Beijing
Reuters, May 27, 2017

Commentary (评论)

Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower review—a Hong Kong schoolboy takes the fight to China
The Guardian, May 27, 2017