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.

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

美国呼吁中国当局立即释放华海峰等3名中国劳工权利活动人士 (U.S. calls on Chinese authorities to immediately release 3 labor rights activists, including Hua Haifeng)
Radio Free Asia, June 6, 2017

China won't release men investigating supplier producing Ivanka Trump items
Associated Press, June 6, 2017

China police say activists investigating Ivanka Trump brand used illegal devices, passed info to foreign groups
Hong Kong Free Press, June 7, 2017

被失踪6个月后江天勇被正式批捕 (Jiang Tianyong, missing for six months, formally arrested)
Deutsche Welle, June 6, 2017

VOA连线:王全璋家人到最高院控告 要求展开调查 (VOA Connects: Wang Quanzhang’s family takes case to SPC, to demand they carry out investigation)
Voice of America, June 6, 2017

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers, Defenders and International Reactions: A Brief Chronology
Human Rights in China, June 6, 2017

江西赣州破获一起非法使用窃听窃照专用器材犯罪案,刑拘三人 (Ganzhou City, Jiangxi cracks case involving illegal use of wiretaps and covert photo devices, 3 people detained)
The Paper, June 6, 2017

周强:增强司法话语权和国际规则制定权 (Zhou Qiang, Chief Justice and President of SPC: enhance Chinese rights to have judicial discourse and to make international rules)
Legal Daily, June 6, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

Media round-up: Pro-Beijing newspapers bury or ignore Hong Kong’s Tiananmen vigil
Hong Kong Free Press, June 5, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Mourners blocked from visiting grave of Tiananmen activist Li Wangyang in China, sister says
Hong Kong Free Press, June 6, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

揭阳市委原书记陈弘平受贿13991.678万元被判死缓 (Former Jieyang Municipal Committee Secretary sentenced to death with 2-year reprieve for accepting bribes of RMB 139million)
Southcn.Com, June 6, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

微博起死回生:用户恢复增长 市值超160亿美元 (Weibo’s Revival: user-growth restored and market value over $16 billion)
Phoenix News, June 6, 2017

A key question is at the heart of China’s new cybersecurity law: Where should data live?
Quartz, June 6, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong leader CY Leung tells young people to “reflect” on their Chinese identity amid June 4 controversy
South China Morning Post, June 6, 2017

Commentary (评论)

Tiananmen survivor Rose Tang: Be separatists, be proud, and let the revolution begin in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Free Press, June 4, 2017