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.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China charges activist over Tiananmen massacre t-shirt and friends who "sheltered" her
Radio Free Asia, June 9, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese censors have a new target: celebrity news
The New York Times, June 12, 2017

Annecy Festival drops Chinese film after Chinese government pressure
China Film Insider, June 12, 2017

Communist Party rebukes China’s internet watchdog for "lax" control over cyberspace
South China Morning Post, June 12, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

上海南京路万人游行抗议政府房屋整改措施 (Around 10,000 people protest on Shanghai’s Nanjing Road against housing reform measures)
Radio France Internationale, June 11, 2017中国/20170611-上海南京路万人游行抗议政府房屋整改措施

Rare public protest in China's Shanghai over property rule change
Reuters World News, June 11, 2017

湖南尘肺病人省府请愿 维权代表被抓失联 (Hunan lung disease patients and rights defenders petitioning the provincial government arrested)
Radio Free Asia, June 9, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese dissidents call for reparations for persecuted "anti-rightist" intellectuals
Radio Free Asia, June 12, 2017

Why China’s anti-graft watchdog is a stepping stone to higher office
South China Morning Post, June 11, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

7.1游行誓争民主自治 候任特首称港独未成思潮 (Organizer of July 1 demonstration vows to fight for democracy and autonomy, CE-elect says “Hong Kong independence” is not yet a school of thought)
Radio France Internationale, June 11, 2017港澳台/20170611-71游行誓争民主自治-候任特首称港独未成思潮

香港民阵投诉港府涉嫌打压七一游行 (Civil Human Rights Front says Hong Kong government is suppressing July 1 demonstrations)
Radio Free Asia, June 9, 2017

梁振英两度避过弹劾 (CY Leung escapes impeachment twice)
Radio France Internationale, June 9, 2017政治/20170609-梁振英两度避过弹劾

Pro-independence Taiwanese lawmakers launch support group for Hong Kong democracy
South China Morning Post, June 12, 2017

Privacy commissioner slams election office’s treatment of voter data following missing laptop incident
Hong Kong Free Press, June 13, 2017

Commentary (评论)

中国应对年轻人更宽容 (China should be more lenient towards young people)
Financial Times, June 12, 2017