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.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

四川民主人士陈云飞看守所再遭酷刑 (Sichuan activist Chen Yunfei is tortured again while in detention center)
Voice of America, June 14, 2017

中国称按照李明哲意愿为其聘请了律师 (China announces a lawyer has already been appointed for Lee Ming-che, in accordance with his wishes)
Voice of America, June 14, 2017

Chinese authorities “appoint” government lawyer for detained attorney Wang Quanzhang
Radio Free Asia, June 14, 2017

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

Access to Information (信息公开)

Social media users fight back after Weibo censors allegations of sexual abuse at Beijing Film Academy
Hong Kong Free Press, June 13, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China’s cult of stability is killing Tibetans
Foreign Policy, June 13, 2017

长春一汽大众千余派遣工要求同工同酬,三名代表遭刑拘 (More than a thousand employees of FAW-Volkswagen in Changchun are dispatched to demand equal pay for equal work, three representatives are detained)
China Labor Bulletin, June 14, 2017

Beijing protesters in rare clash with police over school dispute
Reuters, June 14, 2017

北京昌平百名家长因子女就学问题举行抗议 (Around 100 family heads protest over problems with their children’s school)
Radio Free Asia, June 14, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese tycoon reportedly caught up in sweeping corruption crackdown
The Guardian, June 14, 2017

Meet Wu Xiaohui—the man behind Anbang’s big bang from no-name to heavy hitter
South China Morning Post, June 14, 2017

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

China top prosecutor says probing Tianjin Port former chairman for graft
Reuters, June 13, 2017

National Security & Counterterrorism (国家安全和反恐)

Muslim Uyghurs in China fined, sent to “study classes” for observing Ramadan
Radio Free Asia, June 14, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

2014 Occupy protests were the most difficult challenge of my tenure, says Hong Kong chief C.Y. Leung
Hong Kong Free Press, June 14, 2017

Handover anniversary: Hong Kong gov’t may pass journalists’ personal data to police
Hong Kong Free Press, June 15, 2017