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.

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

李和平再曝酷刑细节 江天勇女儿公开致父信 (Li Heping again reveals details of his torture, Jiang Tianyong’s daughter writes open letter to her father)
Radio Free Asia, May 31, 2017

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers, Defenders and International Reactions: A Brief Chronology
Human Rights in China, May 11, 2017

Activist held in China's Guangdong for printing T-shirts bearing Guo Wengui quote
Radio Free Asia, June 1, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese Foreign Ministry rebukes student for exalting free speech in graduation remarks
Global Voices, May 30, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

More than 20 veterans behind bars, 28 years after Tiananmen massacre
Radio Free Asia, May 31, 2017

Hidden away for 28 years, Tiananmen protest pictures see light of day
The New York Times, June 1, 2017

Former China Telecom boss Chang Xiaobing sentenced to six years for corruption
South China Morning Post, May 31, 2017

Former China statistics chief jailed for life over corruption
South China Morning Post, May 31, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

《网络安全法》施行前夕国家互联网信息办公室网络安全协调局负责人答记者问 (Ahead of Cyber Security Law implementation, spokesman for the Cyberspace Administration of China Cybersecurity Mediation Bureau responds to journalists’ questions)
Cyberspace Administration of China, May 31, 2017

中国施行《网络安全法》 外企为何担忧?(With the implementation of the Cyber Security Law, what do multinationals have to worry about?)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 31, 2017

China gives businesses 19 months to comply with controversial cross-border cyber data rules
South China Morning Post, May 31, 2017

Facebook sorry for Tiananmen picture frame rejection
Facebook为“误禁”香港纪念六四头像特效框道歉 还有谁曾中招?
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 31, 2017

China's cybersecurity law: What you need to know
The Diplomat, June 1, 2017

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

China created a new terrorist threat by repressing secessionist fervor in its western frontier
Quartz, May 31, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

School apologizes after exam asks about police rally and Hong Kong rule of law
Hong Kong Free Press, June 1, 2017