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, June 06, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese labor activist who probed Ivanka Trump supplier “meets with accident” in detention
Radio Free Asia, June 6, 2017

U.S. urges China to free labor activists who investigated Ivanka Trump’s shoe factories
Associated Press, June 6, 2017

China rejects U.S. call for release of labor rights activists
Reuters, June 6, 2017

Prominent Chinese rights activist charged with subversion after being held six months
Reuters, June 6, 2017

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

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese firms help government monitor citizens with big data
Voice of America, June 6, 2017

Volkswagen worker representatives arrested at Changchun plant
China Labor Bulletin, June 6, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Thousands join Hong Kong vigil for Tiananmen Square anniversary
Reuters, June 4, 2017

China hits back at Taiwan leader's offer of help on democracy
Reuters, June 4, 2017

时事大家谈:六四血迹改变了历史足迹 (Current Affairs Discussion: The blood of June Fourth altered the historical footprint)
Voice of America, June 6, 2017

Tiananmen Square anniversary: A war of memory and oblivion
The Diplomat, June 5, 2017

The meaning of Tiananmen: 28 years later
The Diplomat, June 5, 2017

部分中国人改变对天安门事件看法 (Some Chinese citizens change their opinion on Tiananmen crackdown)
Financial Times, June 5, 2017

南京史庭福纪念六四被刑拘 株洲8人行为艺术被抓失联 (Shi Tingfu from Nanjing arrested for commemorating June Fourth, 8 other people in Zhuzhou taken away, contact lost and disappeared)
Radio Free Asia, June 5, 2017

“习金平”是巧合?编剧谈《人民的名义》用意 (Is "Xi Jinping" a coincidence? Screenwriter discusses meanings of "In the Name of the People")
The New York Times, June 6, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

張曉明指香港現分離思潮 有必要正確認識香港國家關係 (Zhang Xiaoming says there is a rise of separatism in Hong Kong and there is a need to learn accurately the relationship between Hong Kong and state)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 6, 2017

二千中大人联署反对停悼六四言论 称言论无知兼冷血 (Two thousand students and alumni from Chinese University of Hong Kong issue statement jointly opposing the halting of commemoration of June Fourth, saying that the opinion is ignorant and cold-blooded)
Radio France Internationale, June 5, 2017港澳台/20170605-二千中大人联署反对停悼六四言论-称言论无知兼冷血