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 13, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

“No such thing as justice” in fight over chemical pollution in China
The New York Times, June 12, 2017

北京名人后代高瑜家庆生日 国保指右派聚会围住所 (Descendants of prominent figures celebrate one of their birthdays in independent journalist Gao Yu’s home, domestic security officers surround the venue saying it is a “rightest” gathering)
Radio Free Asia, June 12, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

Two more Chinese provinces found faking economic data
South China Morning Post, June 12, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China pollution: Survey finds 70% of firms break regulations
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 11, 2017

China upholds life sentence for corrupt former official
South China Morning Post, June 10, 2017

郭文贵案进入司法程序 (Judicial proceedings begin for case of Guo Wengui)
Deutsche Welle, June 10, 2017郭文贵案进入司法程序/a-39191457

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong fireworks display for 20th handover anniversary sparks controversy over use of simplified Chinese characters
South China Morning Post, June 12, 2017

“We face a similar problem”: Taiwanese lawmakers set up Hong Kong democracy concern caucus
Hong Kong Free Press, June 12, 2017

港台议员连线! 黄之锋:非“港独”、“台独”合流 (Taiwanese and Hong Kong legislators establish an alliance! Joshua Wong: It's not collusion for "Hong Kong independence" and "Taiwan independence")
Radio Free Asia, June 12, 2017

Beijing slams links between Taiwan, Hong Kong lawmakers as “collusion”
Radio Free Asia, June 13, 2017

Commentary (评论)

“We should stand firm on human rights”: Australia-based scholar recounts detention ordeal in China
The Conversation, June 10, 2017