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 30, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Taiwan rights activist’s wife demands answers after arrest in China
South China Morning Post, May 30, 2017

Veteran 1989 democracy, labor rights activist's case stalled: Lawyer
Radio Free Asia, May 29, 2017

两高司法解释将实施:中介买卖交换个人信息将严处 (Judicial interpretation of Supreme People’s Court and Procuratorate to take effect: broker trading of personal information to be harshly punished)
Legal Daily, May 30, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

China Defamation Law – based on a (mostly) true story
China Law Blog, May 29, 2017

Popular Chinese lesbian dating app removed from Internet
Voice of America, May 29, 2017

China’s news websites face harsh discipline
The Diplomat, May 27, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

村主任带领村民堵塞河道致景区停业: 16名被告人因破坏生产经营被判刑 (Village head leads villagers to block river in attempt to gain higher compensation for commercial use of land, 16 people sentenced for “destruction of production and operation”)
People’s Court Daily, May 30, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

A high-proof tribute to Tiananmen’s victims finds a way back to China
The New York Times, May 30, 2017

Foreword to “the martial law troops of June Fourth”
China Change, May 29, 2017

宁波纪委端午节现身景区,严查公车私用、公款买票 (Dragon boat festival, Ningbo Commission for Discipline Inspection closely investigates private use of government vehicles and ticket purchases with public funds)
The Paper, May 30, 2017

十省份推反腐专题片 这些官员成反面主角 (Ten provinces promote anti-corruption TV series)
Legal Evening News, May 29, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

6月起一批新规将实施 网络安全法保护个人信息 (A number of new regulations to be implemented in June: Cyber Security Law to strengthen protection of personal information protection)
Xinhua, May 30, 2017

China’s cyber security law rattles multinationals
The Financial Times, May 30, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

China commemorates Hong Kong’s Basic Law by restricting it
The Diplomat, May 30, 2017

What more does China want from Hong Kong 20 years on from handover?
South China Morning Post, May 30, 2017

Commentary (评论)

How China can gain from clearing the air over freedom of speech
South China Morning Post, May 30, 2017