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 11, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China slaps prominent human rights lawyer with effective travel ban
Radio Free Asia, June 8, 2018

中国三知名维权律师被当局正式吊销执业证 (Chinese authorities revoke law licenses of 3 prominent rights defense lawyers)
Voice of America, June 11, 2018

Police in China's Shandong detain 23 petitioners, cutting short their vacation
Radio Free Asia, June 8, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

China’s national media places rare blame on ZTE
The Diplomat, June 9, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China's truck drivers stage strike over rising costs, low fees
Radio Free Asia, June 11, 2018

南京史氏父子赴港悼念六四遭打压 (Father and son detained after participating in June Fourth Hong Kong rally)
Radio Free Asia, June 8, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Underpaid and exhausted: the human cost of your Kindle
The Guardian, June 9, 2018

At least 3 electrocuted in street during south China storms
South China Morning Post, June 7, 2018

基层一直监管乏力!打击“微腐败”,乡镇到底该做什么? (National Supervisory Commission extends reach to village level)
Legal Daily, June 11, 2018

The forgotten farm families in Beijing’s anti-poverty campaign: how China’s rural poor fall through the cracks
South China Morning Post, June 11, 2018

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

北京整治村庄安全 变相清理“低端人口”?(Beijing increases security in villages, a disguised form of the cleanup “low-end population" campaign?)
Radio Free Asia, June 8, 2018

China-hosted SCO summit “unity” contrasts with G7 disarray
Al Jazeera, June 10, 2018

上合峰會發《青島宣言》 倡建全球反恐統一戰線 (SCO summit issues the Qingdao Declaration, advocates for a global counterterrorism alliance)
Oriental Daily News, June 10, 2018

定了!“上合”未来要干这些大事 (18th SCO Summit releases Joint Statement of Heads of Member States of SCO on Promoting Trade Facilitation)
People’s Daily, June 11, 2018

Xi clarifies SCO direction, outlines future goals
People’s Daily, June 11, 2018

Chinese hackers steal unclassified data from navy contractor
The New York Times, June 11, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong activist Edward Leung, the face of city’s independence movement, jailed for six years over Mong Kok riot
South China Morning Post, June 11, 2018

Edward Leung 6-year jail sentence “political retribution,” says ex-lawmaker as democrats rally around localist
Hong Kong Free Press, June 11, 2018

彭定康回應梁天琦被判刑 批評公安條例被用作政治用途 (Ex-governor Chris Patten criticizes Public Order Ordinance as being “vague" and “open to abuse”)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 11, 2018

时代广场指物业遭非法占用向刘晓波塑像摆设人下逐客令 (Time Square Hong Kong claims their property is illegally occupied, expulsion order is issued to owner of Liu Xiaobo Statue)
Radio France Internationale, June 10, 2018港澳台/20180610-时代广场指物业遭非法占用向刘晓波塑像摆设人下逐客令

Commentary (评论)

Who are China’s political prisoners? A human rights assessment, 29 years after the Tiananmen Massacre
Hong Kong Free Press, June 10, 2018

Here’s how to re-educate an entire ethnic group
Al Arabiya Network, June 11, 2018

廖亦武:“中国早已是洗脑式独裁” (Liao Yiwu: China is already a brainwashing dictatorship)
Deutsche Welle, June 09, 2018