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 22, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Nine held after clashes over access to Inner Mongolia freshwater lake
Radio Free Asia, June 19, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Kazakhs hit out at China's travel ban
Radio Free Asia, June 20, 2017

新疆没收哈萨克族人护照 关闭民间网站 (Xinjiang authorities confiscate Kazakh residents’ passports, shut down folk websites)
Apple Daily, June 20, 2017

广西数百老兵集体上访无果 赴京维权遭围追堵截 (Hundreds of Guangxi veterans petition Beijing for improved treatment, face suppression from authorities)
Radio Free Asia, June 20, 2017

要求加薪 珠海逾两千公交司机大罢工 (2,000 Guangdong bus drivers seeking higher pay go on strike)
New Tang Dynasty Television, June 21, 2017

数百名银行下岗员工连续两天在北京银监会维权 (Hundreds of laid off bank employees protest outside the Beijing Banking Regulatory Commission office for two consecutive days)
Radio Free Asia, June 20, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

German ambassador to China calls for release of pope-chosen bishop
South China Morning Post, June 20, 2017

德国驻北京大使敦促中国当局释放梵蒂冈任命的温州教区主教邵祝敏 (German ambassador to China urges authorities to release Vatican-appointed Wenzhou bishop Shao Zhumin)
Radio Free Asia, June 20, 2017

Trial of deceased former Shanxi vice governor opens
Xinhua, June 21, 2017

中国一副省长已死三年 1477万赃款被追扣 (Deceased former Shanxi governor placed on trial, 14.77 million yuan in assets confiscated)
Deutsche Welle, June 21, 2017

Graft fugitive on "red list" surrenders
Xinhua, June 21, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Carrie Lam defends cabinet as “ideal team”, dismisses talk of Beijing meddling in choices
South China Morning Post, June 21, 2017

Hong Kong police watchdog to send observers to July 1 anti-government march
South China Morning Post, June 21, 2017

Corruption watchdog drops investigation into pro-Beijing candidate’s sudden election withdrawal
Hong Kong Free Press, June 21, 2017

Commentary (评论)

Britain is looking away as China tramples on the freedom of Hong Kong—and my father
The Guardian, June 22, 2017

Voices: “We are not extremists”—activists talk Chinese suppression
The News Lens, June 21, 2017

A lawyer is not acceptable—at least not in China
The McGill International Review, June 20, 2017

Why the West treats China with kid gloves
Politico, June 21, 2017