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 14, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

王全璋父亲被要求回乡办理养老金手续 (709 lawyer Wang Quanzhang’s father asked to return to his hometown in order to continue receiving his pension)
Radio Free Asia, June 13, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Why foreign NGOs are struggling with new Chinese law
South China Morning Post, June 13, 2017

湖南落选村支书被打死 逾2千村民围堵镇政府抗议 (Hunan village Party Secretary beaten to death, more than 2,000 villagers surround township government in protest)
Radio Free Asia, June 12, 2017

中石油数百下岗工人追讨养老金 成都500警驱散 多人被抓打 (A few hundred workers of PetroChina demand unpaid pension, protestors dispersed by 500 police from Chengdu, some beaten up)
Radio Free Asia, June 13, 2017

Shanghai loosens housing policy after rare protests
Financial Times, June 13, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

这位落马官员被中央双开 党委开会批其令人发指 (Former Lanzhou Municipal Committee secretary Yu Haiyan faces criticism, Central Party Committee deems his transgressions heinous)
China Huan Qiu, June 13, 2017

内蒙多伦农民上访案开庭 被告当庭指遭电棍打伤 (Farmer activist case opens in Duolin county of Inner Mongolia, defendant says in court that he was beaten with electric baton)
Radio Free Asia, June 13, 2017

中纪委巡视组再发现多两省伪造经济数据 (Central Commission for Discipline Inspection found two more provinces forging economic data)
Radio France Internationale, June 13, 2017中国/20170613-中纪委巡视组再发现多两省伪造经济数据

China detains chairman of Anbang, which sought ties with Jared Kushner
The New York Times, June 13, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

港媒:习近平访港前后或为十九大定调 (Hong Kong media: Xi Jinping’s speech before or after his visit to Hong Kong will set the tone for the 19th National Party Congress)
Deutsche Welle, June 13, 2017

程翔称中央令一国两制走样 (Cheng Xiang: Central gov't makes "one country, two systems" deviate from its original form)
Radio Free Asia, June 13, 2017

Hong Kong must nip any form of separatism in the bud, says Chief Exec. CY Leung
Hong Kong Free Press, June 13, 2017

Commentary (评论)

中共汹汹封杀网络 言论将全面倒退吗 (If the CCP aggressively shuts down the Internet, will freedom of expression completely regress?)
Deutsche Welle, June 12, 2017

The one big unanswered question hanging over China’s plans for new state anti-graft agency
South China Morning Post, June 13, 2017