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, March 27, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Missing Taiwanese man may be in Chinese custody, some fear
The New York Times, March 27, 2017

冯崇义案引发中澳微妙风波 堪培拉可能无法干预 (Australian professor Feng Chongyi banned from leaving China, causes subtle changes to Australia-China relationship, Canberra may not be able to intervene)
Radio France Internationale, March 26, 2017中国/20170326-冯崇义案引发中澳微妙风波-堪培拉可能无法干预

Activist who rejected TV confession invites CCTV interviewer to be witness at his trial
China Change, March 24, 2017

吴淦致信央视董倩停止愚民 要求作证带黑头套强迫认罪 (Wu Gan sends letter to CCTV anchor urging her to testify against his “forced confession”)
Radio Free Asia, March 24, 2017

Jailed Living Stone house church pastor now in critical condition; Lawyers request medical bail
China Change, March 25, 2017

贵阳牧师仰华狱中重病,律师吁变更强制措施 (Priest in Guiyang gets sick in prison, his lawyer calls for changes to compulsive measures)
Voice of America, March 26, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Police fire pepper spray at thousands protesting evictions in China's Henan
Radio Free Asia, March 27, 2017

Ride-hailing app drivers in Nanjing strike against hefty fines and poor pay
China Labor Bulletin, March 24, 2017

Food delivery drivers call for strike highlights stagnating conditions in new economy
China Labor Bulletin, March 24, 2017

“I'm very skeptical”: residents of China's growing cities discuss life amid change
The Guardian, March 24, 2017

In rare move, Chinese think tank criticizes tepid pace of reform
The New York Times, March 27, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Shuanggui: The harsh, hidden side of China’s war on graft, and how one man disappeared into it
The Globe and Mail, March 27, 2017

At least nine rights activists “secretly detained” in China's Suzhou
Radio Free Asia, March 24, 2017

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

浙江各教堂被强装监控探头 官称为了“反恐” (Surveillance cameras installed in churches in Zhejiang, officials say they are for “counterterrorism”)
Radio Free Asia, March 25, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong elections: Carrie Lam voted leader amid claims of China meddling
The Guardian, March 26, 2017

香港特首选举2017:林郑月娥当选首位女行政长官 (Hong Kong CE Election 2017: Carrie Lam elected as the first female Chief Executive)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 26, 2017

Police crack down on Hong Kong pro-democracy leaders, a day after leadership election
Hong Kong Free Press, March 27, 2017

佔中三子被預約拘捕 陳健民:政府在特首選舉後要發放什麼信息?(Persons involved in “Occupy Central” to be arrested, Chan Kin-man: What message is the gov’t trying to send after the election?)
Mingpao, March 27, 2017

林鄭月娥不評論佔中檢控 稱修補撕裂不代表法律上妥協 (Carrie Lam does not comment on mass prosecutions against “Occupy Central”, says “repairing split in society“ does not mean legally compromising)
Radio Television Hong Kong, March 27, 2017

特首选举前 香港泛民派上街示威 (Hong Kong pan-democrats protest before CE election)
Radio France Internationale, March 26, 2017政治/20170326-特首选举前-香港泛民派上街示威

777: Chief exec-elect Carrie Lam’s vote count inspires obscene Cantonese puns
Hong Kong Free Press, March 26, 2017

“Isn’t it ridiculous?”: Artists’ stunt shines light on Hong Kong’s 1,194 eligible voters
Hong Kong Free Press, March 26, 2017