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 25, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Second Hong Kong film on mainland China’s “709” human rights crackdown shows lives of families seeking asylum in U.S.
South China Morning Post, June 24, 2018

China questions husband of rights activist who fled to Taiwan
Radio Free Asia, June 22, 2018

院士李宁涉嫌贪污被羁押已超4年,光明网:审而不判不正常 (No verdict for member of Chinese Academy of Science nearly three years after corruption trial)
Guang Ming, June 25, 2018

四川炉霍县藏人收藏达赖喇嘛法像被捕 (Two Tibetan businessmen arrested for possessing Dalai Lama portraits in private)
Radio Free Asia, June 22, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

Censors come down on HBO over Pooh joke
Agence France-Presse, June 25, 2018

广电总局局长聂辰席会见马云一行:巩固壮大主流舆论阵地(Chief of State Administration of Radio and Television met with Jack Ma on strengthening CPC ideological hold on public opinions)
The Paper, June 25, 2018

进课本、进头脑 习思想走进课堂 (Chinese universities to include classes on Xi Jinping Thought in fall 2018)
Deutsche Welle, June 23, 2018

中国机密文件曝光 强推伊斯兰教“中国化” (Classified documents reveal Chinese government’s plan for Sinicizing Islam)
Radio Free Asia, June 22, 2018

遭抵制:中国组织在港办论坛竟要求先审稿后发布 (Mainland organizer of event in Hong Kong demands local reporting to be screened before publication)
Radio France Internationale, June 23, 2018中国/20180623-遭抵制中国组织在港办论坛竟要求先审稿后发布

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Road warriors strike back: why protests by China’s truck drivers could put the brakes on the economy
South China Morning Post, June 24, 2018

Chinese military veterans’ rally for better welfare ends as armed police move in
South China Morning Post, June 24, 2018

镇江老兵抗议数日 当局出动警力清场 (Veterans’ protest ends in detention and dispersal by police)
Deutsche Welle, June 25, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese doctors accused of wrongly diagnosing hundreds of workers with black lung disease
South China Morning Post, June 23, 2018

吉林省政府原秘书长刘喜杰被提起公诉:受贿数额特别巨大(Changchun procuratorate moves to indict former secretary general of Jilin on corruption charges)
Xin Hua Net, June 23, 2018

Xi says China must lead way in reform of global governance
Reuters, June 23, 2018

In a high-stakes environmental whodunit, many clues point to China
New York Times, June 24, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chinese island eyes oasis from web censorship for foreigners
Hong Kong Free Press, June 24, 2018

China takes surveillance to new heights with flock of robotic Doves, but do they come in peace?
South China Morning Post, June 24, 2018

Huawei’s smart cities and CCP influence, at home and abroad
Jamestown Foundation, June 19, 2018

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

Taiwan hit by jump in cyber attacks from China
Financial Times, June 24, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Don’t turn prosecution into persecution, head of Hong Kong barrister body warns
South China Morning Post, June 23, 2018

開架有益 歧視下架 多元閱讀聯合陣線行動 (United Front for Open Libraries protests removal of children’s books on nontraditional families from open stacks)
In Media HK, June 25, 2018

議員多次被逐研「全年停賽」? 謝偉俊澄清:不是我個人意見 指有聲音要求改議規免失禮 (Chair of Legco Rules of Procedure Committee says call for year-long suspension of “unruly” legislators came from others, not him)
Ming Pao, June 25, 2018

民陣上訴被駁回 否認會「公民抗命」 籲市民沿途加入七一遊行 (Civil Human Rights Front urges citizens to join July 1 March along its way, denies act as “citizen disobedience”)
The Stand, June 25, 2018民陣上訴被駁回-否認會-公民抗命-籲市民沿途加入七一遊行/

黃柳權指香港實施中央統一領導制度 並非美國聯邦制 (Liuquan Huang: Hong Kong is subject to central government control, neither separation of powers nor federalism applies)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 25, 2018

暴動罪成囚6年 梁天琦就定罪及刑期提出上訴 (Edward Leung appeals his rioting conviction)
The Stand News, June 25, 2018暴動罪成囚6年-梁天琦就定罪及刑期提出上訴/

梁天琦暴動罪判決書 (Edward Leung’s Verdict)
The Stand News, June 24, 2018梁天琦暴動罪判決書/

香港一地两检条例刊宪 多人入禀司法覆核 (Motions filed for judicial review on co-location bill)
Voice of America, June 22, 2018

Commentary (评论)

It doesn’t pay to get Beijing too involved
South China Morning Post, June 23, 2018

“Super-strong leadership” of Xi Jinping: China’s new science of sycophantology
Hong Kong Free Press, June 24, 2018

學生報如何面對廿三條的來臨? (How student-run papers should deal with the advent Article 23 legislation)
The Stand News, June 24, 2018學生報如何面對廿三條的來臨/