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 19, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

709案被捕者勾洪国:终获批准赴京求医 (Detained 709 lawyer Gou Hongguo finally obtains official approval to receive medical attention in Beijing)
Radio Free Asia, June 15, 2017

Chinese police warn father of jailed rights lawyer after family's angry statement
Radio Free Asia, June 16, 2017

Jiang Tianyong’s Family Rejects Officially-Appointed Lawyers
Human Rights in China, June 15, 2017

Tibetan nomads forced from resettlement towns to make way for development
Radio Free Asia, June 15, 2017

MP presents petition calling for release of Canadian citizen detained in China
The Epoch Times, June 15, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

The three government numbers China’s economists trust least
South China Morning Post, June 16, 2017

被捕劳工活动人士华海峰妻子受压 网上发文讲述遭遇被屏蔽 (Authorities block online letter written by labor rights activist Hua Haifeng’s wife detailing his detention)
Radio Free Asia, June 15, 2017

Labor disputes at historic highs, official statistics reveal
China Labor Bulletin, June 16, 2017

Police warn off journalists after Chinese kindergarten bombing
Radio Free Asia, June 16, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

山东临沂村民抗强征遭当局打压 四人至今未获释 (Four Shandong Linyi villagers detained for protesting insufficient land compensation yet to be released)
Radio Free Asia, June 16, 2017

Chinese NGOs hold sideline meeting on human rights, poverty reduction in Geneva
Xinhua, June 16, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Beijing targets 5,500 polluting companies in clean-air campaign
China Daily, June 16, 2017

China court sentences seven over falsifying air quality data
Xinhua, June 16, 2017

Detention of Chinese insurance company chief not without risks
Voice of America, June 16, 2017

何挺被免 重庆3任公安局长先后沦陷 (Chongqing Municipal Public Security Bureau Secretary He Ting fired, marking the third dismissal of a Chongqing Public Security Bureau secretary or deputy secretary)
Deutsche Welle, June 16, 2017

人民日报:中国方案推进全球人权治理 (People’s Daily Commentary: China’s plan promotes global human rights governance)
People’s Daily, June 16, 2017

The disturbing wedding trend in China of groomsmen sexually assaulting bridesmaids
Global Voices, June 16, 2017

Greece blocks EU's criticism at UN of China's human rights record
The Guardian, June 18, 2017

Activist “still recovering from torture” inflicted in Chinese prison
South China Morning Post, June 18, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Anti-graft agency investigating CY Leung’s intervention in LegCo probe, media reports say
Hong Kong Free Press, June 16, 2017

Rival camps argue over Taiwan caucus
Hong Kong Standard, June 16, 2017

Hong Kong university student journalists seeking better access to government urge court to be “protector of free speech”
South China Morning Post, June 16, 2017

Commentary (评论)

China’s crushing of independent lawyers is a blow to rule of law
The Economist, June 15, 2017

Two systems, one headache: Hong Kong twenty years after the handover to China
The Conversation, June 19, 2017

The Infamous Chalkgirl
The Guardian, June 15, 2017