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.

Friday, June 09, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

深圳大抓捕:王军妻预产期提前胎儿或出血 国保再逼返鄂 (Shenzhen Crackdown: Wang Jun’s wife forced back to Hubei by national security authorities despite advancement of delivery date and potential danger to her fetus)
Radio Free Asia, June 7, 2017

李和平、李春富探访江天勇父母被警盘问 重点追问是否传出江天勇材料 (Li Heping and Li Chunfu’s parents questioned by police, were asked whether they leaked information about Jiang)
Radio Free Asia, June 8, 2017

“六四光明行”部分被捕者获律师会见 (Some arrested for “June Fourth Walk of Light” allowed meetings with lawyers)
Radio Free Asia, June 7, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

China closes social media accounts from top outlets, including Harper’s Bazaar
China Film Insider, June 9, 2017

WeChat has a great new tool for fighting fake news, but there’s one little problem: Beijing
Quartz, June 9, 2017

Civil Participation (公民参与)

卧底伊万卡代工厂被捕 活动人士妻子寻夫 (Activists arrested while doing undercover investigation at Ivanka Trump’s factory, their wives in search for missing husbands)
Deutsche Welle, June 8, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China accuses U.N. rights envoy of “meddling”' in its judiciary
Reuters, June 8, 2017

四川試驗反腐「特赦」(Sichuan to pilot anti-graft “pardon” program)
Mingpao, June 9, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

How WeChat, China’s social media colossus, can get bigger still if smartphones are used more for work, survey shows
South China Morning Post, June 9, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

辯方大狀曾任反黑組督察 庭上稱慶幸毋須陪審團裁決 「除非你是黃絲」 即被裁判官打斷 (Frankin Chu’s defense counsel, former Police Inspector of the Organized Crime and Triad Bureau, tells court that he is glad case not heard by jury, says “unless you are yellow,” interrupted by magistrate)
Mingpao, June 9, 2017

Chinasplaining: Is Hong Kong China?
China Film Insider, June 8, 2017

Commentary (评论)

【六四28年】冷漠切割才是變相維穩 (28th Anniversary of June Fourth: By indifferently cutting ties with June 4, a disguised form of stability maintenance is achieved)
Mingpao, June 9, 2017

观察:郭文贵爆料能否撼动“习王体制”(Observation: Could Guo Wengui’s exposures shake “Xi-Wang structure”?)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 8, 2017