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 27, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

黄琦母亲揭露当局罗织“绝密”文件陷害黄琦 (Mother calls “leaking top secrets” charge against rights activist Huang Qi a fabrication)
Radio Free Asia, June 26, 2018

山东首例英烈权益保护公益诉讼案宣判 一网友辱骂烈士被要求在媒体公开道歉 (First conviction in Shandong under Heroes and Martyrs Protection Act )
Beijing News, June 26, 2018

上访农妇获刑4年 广东高院改判无罪 (Guangdong high court reverses guilty conviction of village petitioner)
Beijing News, June 26, 2018

Activists who investigated abuse at Chinese suppliers for Ivanka Trump’s brand released from bail terms
South China Morning Post, June 26, 2018

河南焦作将三万农民转为居民,十多年后才发现引起诉讼 (Henan court hears case of farmland loss by 30,000 peasants who were designated “townspeople” by local government 14 years ago)
Human Rights Defenders,June 26, 2018

党校教师“颠覆”案当事人子肃坚称无罪 (CPC Party school teacher charged with inciting subversion insists on innocence)
Radio Free Asia, June 26, 2018

Sexual harassment case aftermath: The depressing tale of Somebody Li from Gansu
SupChina, June 26, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

维权人士在北京拉横幅要求落实医疗养老平等权利 (In Beijing, rights activists demand medical assistance, care, and equality for the elderly)
Human Rights Defenders, June 26, 2018

流亡藏人举办“国际反酷刑日”活动 (Group of Tibetan ex-political prisoners celebrates International Day in Support of Victims of Torture in India to pressure Chinese government)
Radio Free Asia, June 26, 2018

刘晓波逝世周年祭日来临 全球纪念会拟在柏林教堂举行 (Berlin church to host commemoration of Liu Xiaobo on first anniversary of his death)
Radio France Internationale, June 26, 2018中国/20180626-刘晓波逝世周年祭日来临-全球纪念会拟在柏林教堂举行

老兵维权层出不穷 有政治力量背后操纵?(Are political forces behind the waves of veterans’ protest?)
Radio Free Asia, June 26, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Russia and China see in Trump era a chance to roll back human rights promotion at U.N.
Foreign Policy, June 26, 2018

Xinjiang rapidly building crematoria to extinguish Uyghur funeral traditions
Radio Free Asia, June 26, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

中国监控系统正在走出国门 (Chinese surveillance system on the march abroad)
Voice of America, June 26, 2018

CEO of a facial recognition company: The tech is too volatile to give to law enforcement
Quartz, June 27, 2018

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

China reaffirms Taiwan threats following naval mission
Washington Post, June 27, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Foreign judges key to success of Hong Kong’s top court, chief justice says
South China Morning Post, June 26, 2018

香港“国歌法”将提交立法会 民间团体抗议 (Civil society protests national anthem bill, demanding withdrawal)
Radio Free Asia, June 26, 2018

【六四29】01揭疑似女警蒐學生資料 警方曾拒認 保安局證為警員 (Security Bureau admits sending undercover police to June Fourth Memorial)
HK01, June 27, 2018社會新聞/203958/六四29-01揭疑似女警蒐學生資料-警方曾拒認-保安局證為警員

【六四29】神秘女子收集到場中學生資料 曾進出警察指揮中心 (Suspicious woman collects students’ information at June Fourth Memorial, found to enter police command center)
HK01, June 04, 2018社會新聞/195685/六四29-神秘女子收集到場中學生資料-曾進出警察指揮中心

Commentary (评论)

Former governor Chris Patten: Hong Kong’s Public Order Ordinance contravenes UN Convention
Hong Kong Free Press, June 26, 2018