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 20, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

在抖音上晒“老赖” 南宁一法院新举措获最高法点赞(Supreme People’s Court “likes” judgments on debt defaulters by local court in Guangxi disseminated on social network site Dou Yin)
China Economic Net, June 20, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

China to clamp down on magic, demons, “historical taboos” in TV dramas
Radio Free Asia, June 19, 2018

美国脱口秀讽习近平 中国微博讨论被删(Discussions of John Oliver’s China segment removed from Weibo)
Radio France Internationale, June 20, 2018中国/20180620-美国脱口秀讽习近平-中国微博讨论被删

厉害了!中国记协:新闻事业“蓬勃发展”?(All-China Journalists’ Association reports on “healthy growth” of Chinese journalism)
Radio Free Asia, June 19, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

广东佛山村民不满政府私拍土地加设围墙 百人包围表达抗议(Hundred Guangdong villagers protest against land sale by government)
Radio Free Asia, June 20, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China loses critic as United States pulls out of UN Human Rights Council, analysts say
South China Morning Post, June 20, 2018

China says it regrets U.S. quitting U.N. rights council
Reuters, June 20, 2018

中国网民热议美国退出联合国人权理事会 (U.S. withdrawal form Human Rights Council a hot topic among Chinese netizens)
Radio Free Asia, June 20, 2018

Local officials held accountable over environmental problems
Xinhua, June 18, 2018

European firms say China business “more difficult”
Channel NewsAsia, June 20, 2018

Survey: Companies in China feel pressure to give up tech
The Washington Post, June 19, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chinese hackers targeting satellite and defense firms, researchers find
Politico, June 19, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Children’s books with LGBTQ themes disappear from shelves at Hong Kong libraries amid pressure from anti-gay group
Hong Kong Free Press, June 20, 2018

【辱警罪】警協新主席林志偉爭取立法:保障香港警察尊嚴!(Junior Police Officers’ Association fights to criminalize insults of police officers)
HK01, June 19, 2018社會新聞/201052/辱警罪-警協新主席林志偉爭取立法-保障香港警察尊嚴

北大法律学者竟“指示”香港法院拒绝一地两检司法覆核 (Peking University law professor “instructs” Hong Kong courts to abstain from judicial review of co-location arrangement)
Radio France Internationale, June 19, 2018中国/20180619-北大法律学者竟指示香港法院拒绝一地两检司法覆核

Commentary (评论)

Patriotism may hold key to China births challenge
South China Morning Post, June 19, 2018

Thank you Dept. of Justice, but Hongkongers will decide for themselves whether the judiciary is independent
Hong Kong Free Press, June 19, 2018

Why the “comfort women” issue still matters, 70 years later
The Diplomat, June 19, 2018