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.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Tibetan monks missing in custody for almost a year have been sentenced
Radio Free Asia, June 21, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

无许可证宣扬负面言论 微博、A站、凤凰网等被要求关停视听节目服务 (“Unlicensed” online platforms including Weibo, AcFun, and Phoenix Television asked to halt audio and video services)
Bowen Press, June 22, 2017

Chinese regulators clamp down on online videos
Financial Times, June 22, 2017

China is now censoring paparazzi on social media
NextShark, June 21, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China Focus: China considers changes to public interest litigation rules
Xinhua, June 22, 2017

不满耕地被征抛荒 广东村民诉政府二审开庭 (Guangdong villages dissatisfied with land requisition participate in second trial against county gov't)
Radio Free Asia, June 22, 2017

China supplier for Ivanka Trump brand worst labor abuser, says pressure group
South China Morning Post, June 22, 2017

Ethnic Mongolian activist lodges formal complaint over “tiger bench” torture, interrogation
Radio Free Asia, June 22, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Three weeks on: what we know about enforcement of China’s cybersecurity law
The National Law Review, June 22, 2017

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

In China's far west the “perfect police state” is emerging
The Guardian, June 23, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong's new chief vows to fight “pro-independence behavior” with law enforcement
Radio Free Asia, June 20, 2017

Incoming Hong Kong leader says she defers to China on missing booksellers
Cable News Network, June 22, 2017

3,000 petition against rumoured appointment of pro-Beijing teacher as education undersecretary
Hong Kong Free Press, June 22, 2017

“Deep regret and disappointment”: Journalism watchdog hits out at Carrie Lam’s continuation of digital media ban
Hong Kong Free Press, June 22, 2017

President Xi Jinping’s visit to Hong Kong for 20th anniversary of handover confirmed—details of his packed itinerary revealed
South China Morning Post, June 23, 2017

Two decades after taking over Hong Kong, China is getting tougher
The Economist, June 22, 2017

Commentary (评论)

Xi Jinping takes “first step” in gaining further control over China’s domestic security
The Epoch Times, June 21, 2017