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, April 18, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

冯正虎5名助选被行拘提起诉讼 不获法院受理 (Case brought by Feng Zhenghu’s five campaign assistants over unlawful administrative detention in November denied by court)
Radio Free Asia, April 18, 2017

Just Who Was Actually Destroying Electoral Order?
Human Rights in China, December 25, 2016

获国际人权奖北京维权人士被暴力逼搬 (Beijing activist who was awarded international human rights award evicted by violence)
Voice of America, April 18, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

中国网络审查“709案”数据曝光 封锁日趋精密复杂 (Citizen Lab: Censorship in China is increasingly precise and sophisticated)
Radio Free Asia, April 14, 2017

What happens when you try to send politically sensitive messages on WeChat
Quartz, April 17, 2017

China’s party officials warned not to cross “red lines” while using WeChat
South China Morning Post, April 18, 2017

德媒,中国坚持死刑并且数字保密严重损害了中国的开放形象 (German media: China’s insistence to keep execution data secret seriously harms China’s open image)
Radio Free Asia, April 18, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中国官方媒体承认中纪委腐败违纪 (Chinese official media admits member of senior Central Commission for Discipline Inspection currently under investigation for graft)
Voice of America, April 18, 2017

China's graft watchdog investigates senior inspector in drive to tackle internal rot
Reuters, April 17, 2017

中国反腐败:巡视组长张化为落马 利好王岐山留任?(Anti-graft in China: With head of inspection team Zhang Huawei stepping down, will Wang Qishan be able to stay?)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 17, 2017

中央巡视组原副部级巡视专员张化为 涉嫌严重违纪接受组织审查 (Former Central Leading Group for Inspection Work deputy inspector Zhang Huawei under investigation for serious discipline violation)
Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, April 17, 2017

Greater corruption in China? A billionaire says he has evidence
New York Times, April 17, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

中国异议人士赴台旅游脱团 (Chinese activist slips away from tour group in Taiwan to seek asylum)
Deutsche Welle, April 17, 2017中国异议人士赴台旅游脱团/a-38453459

突破防线赴京上访 无锡访民孙静芳被限制人身自由 (Personal freedom of Wushi activist Sun Jingfang, who charged cordon line and petitioned her case in Beijing during Two Congresses, limited)
Radio Free Asia, April 17, 2017

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

新疆当局批维族教师“被渗透” 11名网民涉“暴恐”被拘 (Xinjiang authorities criticize Uygur teachers for being “penetrated” by foreign powers, 11 netizens arrested for terrorism)
Radio Free Asia, April 18, 2017

Details emerge of ‘terrorism suspect’ arrest during armed raid in China
South China Morning Post, April 17, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

China’s Communist Party puts ‘Hong Kong separatism’ on national security agenda
South China Morning Post, April 16, 2017

党媒把遏制“港独”纳入习近平的总体国家安全观 (Party mouthpiece puts “Hong Kong Independence” on Xi Jinping’s national security agenda)
Radio France Internationale, April 16, 2017中国/20170416-党媒把遏制“港独”纳入习近平的总体国家安全观

记者遭港警袭击 调查逾两年方确认滥权 警成袭击自由帮凶?(Journalist attacked by Hong Kong police, abuse of power confirmed after 2-year investigation, are police complicit in attack on Hong Kong press freedom?)
Radio France Internationale, April 17, 2017中国/20170416-记者遭港警袭击-调查逾两年方确认滥权-警成袭击自由帮凶?

It’s unbelievable: Hong Kong pan-democrat denied entry to Macau
South China Morning Post, April 16, 2017

保安局回應梁繼昌事件 稱不干預其他地區國家入境管理 (Security Bureau’s response to Kenneth Leung incident: Will not interfere in immigration management of other areas and countries)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 16, 2017

Democratic Party leader urges amnesty for Occupy protesters and police
Hong Kong Free Press, April 18, 2017

胡志偉就特赦言論深切道歉 承認未經黨內深思熟慮討論 (Wu Chi-wai apologizes for amnesty suggestion, admits Democratic Party has not had thorough internal discussion on the issue)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 18, 2017

Commentary (评论)

How can western universities operating in China ignore human rights? A legal perspective
Hong Kong Free Press, April 15, 2017

Rahmah's story: “I am a Chinese hijabi”
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 18, 2017