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.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China tries man for chat posts using satirical names for President, Chairman Mao
Radio Free Asia, March 30, 2017

兩名內地維權人士上載佔中照片判囚3年及4年半 (Activists Chen Qitang and Su Changlan jailed for 4.5 years and 3 years respectively for uploading photos supporting “Occupy Central”)
Radio Television Hong Kong, March 31, 2017

王江峰“习包子案”开庭 300百米内警设防线 (Case of Wang Jiangfeng, who referred to Xi Jinping as “steamed bun Xi”, opens, security heightened as police sets checkpoints within 300-meter radius of court building)
Radio Free Asia, March 30, 2017

被中国阻止出境澳副教授天天接受国安问话 (Australian professor, denied leaving China, questioned by state security officers every day)
Voice of America, March 30, 2017

Two Chinese activists who backed HK democracy protests jailed for “subverting state power”
South China Morning Post, March 31, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

藏传佛教高僧结婚 但称仍是17世噶玛巴 (Tibetan lama to get married, still proclaims to be the 17th reincarnation of the Karmapa Lama)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 30, 2017

Counterterrorism (反恐)

新疆反恐举措已然违法? (New Xinjiang counterterrorism law obviously unlawful?)
Radio Free Asia, March 31, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Thousands of polluters in northern China fake emissions data, resist checks
South China Morning Post, March 31, 2017

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

新疆对蓄长须、穿蒙面罩袍者颁布新禁令 (New regulation imposed in Xinjiang against “abnormally” long beards and burqas)
Deutsche Welle, March 30, 2017新疆对蓄长须穿蒙面罩袍者颁布新禁令/a-38204369

新疆维吾尔自治区去极端化条例 (Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Anti-Extremist Law)
Tian Shan Net, March 29, 2017

Terrorism threat transforms China's Uyghur heartland into security state
South China Morning Post, March 31, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Can Hong Kong’s next leader satisfy her masters and the public?
The Economist, March 30, 2017

Occupy protester jailed for contempt of Hong Kong court over injunction violations
South China Morning Post, March 30, 2017

“占中三子”法庭应讯 担心不合理指控 (The three main organizers of “Occupy Central” face trial, worry about unreasonable prosecution)
Deutsche Welle, March 30, 2017占中三子法庭应讯-担心不合理指控/a-38202049

As Hong Kong ponders its future under Beijing, politics infuses its art
The New York Times, March 31, 2017

Fears of China’s control still on track at Hong Kong station
Voice of America, March 31, 2017

Commentary (评论)

社会急需保护,谁来保护社会?(Society needs protection, but who will protect it?)
Financial Times, March 31, 2017

Is Hong Kong on Its Way to Becoming Just Another City in the P.R.C.?—A ChinaFile Conversation
ChinaFile, March 31, 2017