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 06, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Tibetan writer detained for 11 days, released
Radio Free Asia, June 5, 2018

六四周年严控陆续解禁 广东二维权人士仍失联 (Despite lifting of strict controls surrounding June 4, 2 Guangdong rights defenders still missing)
Radio Free Asia, June 6, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

中国微博上以89.64或64.89兑换纪念六四 (Authorities ban WeChat users from exchanging RMB 89.64 or 64.89 surrounding June 4)
Radio France Internationale, June 6, 2018中国/20180604-中国微博上以8964或6489兑换纪念六四

37 Swedish newspapers urge China to free detained publisher Gui Minhai
Hong Kong Free Press, June 6, 2018

NüVoices: A new collective of women writers and artists launches in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Free Press, June 6, 2018

中联办辖下文汇报招聘舆情监测员职责如 “网管” “五毛” (Wen Wei Po newspaper to hire Public Sentiment Monitor, job duties similar to network administrator, Wumao)
Radio France Internationale, June 6, 2018港澳台/20180606-中联办辖下文汇报招聘舆情监测员职责如网管五毛

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

方政获共产主义受难者基金会人权奖 (Fang Zheng receives human rights award from Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation)
Radio Free Asia, June 5, 2018

“Godfather” of China rock Cui Jian performs popular Tiananmen movement songs at low-key Guangzhou concert
Hong Kong Free Press, June 6, 2018

Road test site in trouble for inviting Buddhist monks
SupChina, June 5, 2018

Hunan vocational school takes down anti-gay message
SupChina, June 4, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

U.S. sets up task force over unexplained diplomatic health incidents
Reuters, June 5, 2018

China’s new highway could make or break this poor European country
Vice, June 5, 2018

【被自殺6年】李旺陽雕像洛杉磯落成 李旺玲欲赴美遭中方禁出境 (6 years after suicide: Li Wangyang statue placed in Los Angeles, Li Wangling prevented from leaving China)
Hong Kong, June 6, 2018即時中國/196425/被自殺6年-李旺陽雕像洛杉磯落成-李旺玲欲赴美遭中方禁出境

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Facebook gave data access to Chinese firm flagged by U.S. intelligence
Facebook与至少4家中国公司共享数据 The New York Times, June 5, 2018

Facebook gave China-government linked Huawei access to user data
Sydney Morning Herald, June 6, 2018

Tencent's Ma unveils WeChat travel plan for China, H.K. bay area
Bloomberg, June 5, 2018

Report: U.S., ZTE sign deal to get Chinese firm operating again
Voice of America, June 5, 2018

China's ZTE signs preliminary agreement to lift U.S. ban: Sources
Sydney Morning Herald, June 6, 2018

China is suddenly full of nice things to say about blockchain technology
Quartz, June 6, 2018

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

What’s next for the Shanghai Cooperation Organization?
The Diplomat, June 1, 2018

"Shanghai Spirit" helps build community with shared future for SCO members
Sina, June 6, 2018

Ex-CIA officer’s case highlights fears about reach of Chinese spying
The Wall Street Journal, June 6, 2018

青岛高度戒备 反恐部队戴黑头套巡逻 (Qingdao on high alert, counterterrorism forces patrol wearing black hoods)
Radio Free Asia, June 6, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong localist Edward Leung may face retrial over Mong Kok riot charge that split jury
South China Morning Post, June 6, 2018

Head of Hong Kong legislature defends decision to limit joint checkpoint bill debate to 36 hours
Hong Kong Free Press, June 6, 2018

Hui disciplinary hearing on hold
The Standard, June 6, 2018

Will shift from Hong Kong politics to social activism give Occupy poster boy Joshua Wong’s Demosisto Party a new sense of purpose?
South China Morning Post, June 6, 2018

香港团体中联办哀悼李旺阳“被自杀”六周年 (Hong Kong human rights groups commemorate 6th anniversary of Li Wangyang’s forced suicide)
Radio Free Asia, June 6, 2018

Commentary (评论)

China: UN human rights experts condemn 5-year jail term for Tibetan activist
U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, June 1, 2018

The legacy of Tiananmen
The Diplomat, June 6, 2018

Who are China's political prisoners? A human rights assessment, 29 years after Tiananmen
Global Voices, June 2, 2018

How should the world respond to intensifying repression in Xinjiang?
ChinaFile, June 4, 2018

How Chinese Communist Party officials can find “honour” in returning home for dinner
Hong Kong Free Press, June 6, 2018