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.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

全国律师行业党校揭牌成立 打造律师行业党性教育新高地 (CPC Committee on All-China Legal Profession unveils Party School, touts “new height” in Party-ist education)
Legal Daily, June 25, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

Reeducation returns to China
Foreign Affairs, June 20, 2018

Beijing tries to play down “Made in China 2025” as Donald Trump escalates trade hostilities
South China Morning Post, June 26, 2018

Chinese forum event attended by Hong Kong ex-leader C.Y. Leung tries to censor local media
Hong Kong Free Press, June 25, 2018

Chinese uni teaches women to be “perfect” in era of President Xi
Sydney Morning Herald, June 26, 2018

How China tried to shut down Australian media coverage of its debt-trap diplomacy in the Pacific
Business Insider, June 21, 2018

Beijing’s demand to refer to “China Taiwan” still being defied by U.S. airlines
South China Morning Post, June 26, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Marching Across China, Army Veterans Join Ranks of Protesters
New York Times, June 25, 2018

Chinese police detain, beat military veterans in crackdown operation
Radio Free Asia, June 25, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

吉林省商务厅原厅长丛红霞、原副巡视员姜伟军被逮捕(Jilin commerce department’s former head and deputy inspector arrested on corruption charges)
Jilin Government Press Release, June 26, 2018

China punishes 7,199 officials in May for violating austerity rules, June 25, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Proposal for suspension and fines targets Hong Kong lawmakers who continue to misbehave
South China Morning Post, June 25, 2018

Legislator punishment ideas wanted
The Standard, June 26, 2018

Pro-democracy organizers defy Hong Kong officials over July 1 rally and tell supporters to join march along the route
South China Morning Post, June 25, 2018

Appeal board upholds police decision over starting point for annual Hong Kong democracy march
Hong Kong Free Press, June 25, 2018

同志童書被閉架 團體斥違法違憲申覆核 答辯方:保護道德觀念 (Student LGBTQ advocacy group applies for judicial review of removal of LGBTQ children’s books from open stacks)
Ming Pao, June 26, 2018

Libraries’ decision to hide children’s books with LGBT content challenged in Hong Kong court
South China Morning Post, June 26, 2018

Commentary (评论)

Chris Patten: Hong Kong’s use of public order legislation to restrict freedoms flouts UN obligations
South China Morning Post, June 26, 2018

China’s cybersecurity law is biased and open to abuse, but it may not stop others copying it
South China Morning Post, June 25, 2018

China’s second century of humiliation
The Diplomat, June 25, 2018