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 18, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

忠实履行党的新闻舆论工作职责使命 不断提升传播力引导力影响力公信力 (Xi Jinping demands party loyalty from People’s Daily and other media)
People's Daily,June 16, 2018

China’s official news media sharply criticize Trump
The New York Times, June 16, 2018

重磅!不动产登记全国联网 名下多少套房一查就知道 (National real estate registration is set up to assist corruption investigations)
Global Times, June 18, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

为纪念六四 山东退休教授孙文广被关黑监狱43天 (Shandong retired professor Sun Wenguang was detained 43 days in black jail for commemorating June Fourth)
Radio Free Asia, June 18, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中国英烈保护法寒蝉效应 史学研究担心紧箍咒 (Scholars worry Heroes and Martyrs Protection Law will chill freedom of historical research)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 18, 2018

北京:市纪委监委机关干部不准打官腔摆架子 (Beijing party and city commissions for discipline inspection and supervision ban ten behaviors among their officials )
People's Daily,June 18, 2018

中船重工集团总经理孙波涉嫌严重违纪违法被查 (Manager of China Shipbuilding Industry Corp is investigated for serious disciplinary and legal violations)
People's Daily,June 16, 2018

中国上市公司被要求设立党支部 (Chinese listed companies are required to establish party branches)
Radio Free Asia, June 18, 2018

Officials in China's Hunan slammed over high school tuberculosis outbreak
Radio Free Asia, June 15, 2018

证监会召开打击股市“黑嘴”案件调度推进 会夯实证据严格追究法律责任 (China Securities Regulatory Commission to intensify “black mouth” campaign to prosecute frauds, Ponzi schemes, and “fake news”)
Legal Daily, June 18, 2018

江西省委常委会:要持续开展殡葬乱象治理,全面推行遗体火化 (Funeral service reform in Jiangxi Province: a push for 100% cremation )
The Paper, June 14, 2018

How China censors the net: by making sure there’s too much information
The Guardian, June 16, 2018

Vatican, China in new round of talks on appointment of bishops
Reuters, June 15, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Beijing wants to rewrite the rules of the Internet
The Atlantic, June 18, 2018

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

中国明确恐怖极端主义定罪标准 针对维吾尔人? (China defines the criteria for conviction of terrorist extremism, aimed to Uighurs?)
Radio Free Asia, June 15, 2018

Australia to ban Chinese technology giant from mobile data project
Voice of America, June 17, 2018

Huawei rejects Australia security concerns
BBC News, June 18, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

香港公布七一大游行主题:结束一党专政 (Hong Kong Civil Human Rights Front announces the theme of July 1 Parade: End one-party dictatorship)
Radio Free Asia, June 18, 2018

香港团体“端午节”悼念刘晓波促放刘霞 (Hong Kong Group mourns Liu Xiaobo and urges release of Liu Xia on day of Dragon Boat Festival)
Radio Free Aisa, June 18, 2018

香港刘晓波铜像遭警告须移走 民团斥政治打压 (Civil society denounces Times Square owner’s threat to remove Liu Xiaobo statue)
Radio Free Asia, June 17, 2018

Chinese agent orchestrating HPV vaccine protest against US medical firm Merck in Hong Kong is profiting from offering the jab
South China Morning Post, June 18, 2018

Hong Kong’s July 1 march participants could face legal action over start point in shopping areas, police chief Stephen Lo warns
South China Morning Post, June 16, 2018

Explainer: How Hong Kong’s controversial rail link law was pushed through using four unprecedented tactics
South China Morning Post, June 16, 2018

Hong Kong pair to launch judicial review applications over controversial joint checkpoint plan for high-speed rail
South China Morning Post, June 16, 2018

Rights group hits out at dual checkpoint plan for Hong Kong
Radio Free Asia, June 18, 2018

Commentary (评论)

Exiled in the U.S., a lawyer warns of “China’s long arm”
The New York Times, June 15, 2018

In translation: “To stay or to leave Hong Kong?” – A letter from jailed localist Edward Leung, written before his sentencing
Hong Kong Free Press, June 16, 2018

Kim Jong-Un’s Air China summit charter is proof Beijing is wind beneath his wings
South China Morning Post, June 17, 2018

Protecting child rights in Hong Kong will take more than an official commission
South China Morning Post, June 15, 2018