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, May 17, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

709案王全璋安危受关注律师再被拒会见 (709 Crackdown: Wang Quanzhang’s safety in jeopardy, his lawyers denied meeting again)
Voice of America, May 16, 2017

U.S. Congress to hear cases of detained Chinese rights lawyers, Taiwanese NGO worker
Hong Kong Free Press, May 16, 2017

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers and Defenders
Human Rights in China, May 11, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

声援709、郭文贵 释大成法师被拘留10天 (Master Shi Dacheng detained for 10 days for supporting 709 lawyers and Guo Wengui )
Radio Free Asia, May 16, 2017

限制网络封锁账号 “一带一路”被指“一堵一路” (Internet censorship tightened during “One Belt One Road” summit in Beijing)
Radio Free Asia, May 16, 2017

Taxi drivers stage sit-in over licensing rules in China's Henan
Radio Free Asia, May 16, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Why is China home to half of the computers infected with WannaCry ransomware?
Global Voices, May 16, 2017

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

China quietly releases draft of tough new intelligence law
Reuters, May 16, 2017

中国新法律草案授予情报部门广泛权力 (Newly drafted law in China grants intelligence department with broad authority)
Voice of America, May 16, 2017

National Intelligence Law of the People’s Republic of China (Draft)
National People’s Congress of the PRC, May 16, 2017

China moves to expand DNA testing in Muslim region
Associated Press, May 16, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Localist lawmaker pleads not guilty to desecrating China, Hong Kong flags
Hong Kong Free Press, May 17, 2017

How the Communist Party plans to win young Hongkongers’ hearts and minds
South China Morning Post, May 17, 2017

Hong Kong Chief Executive meddled with investigation of secret payments
The Diplomat, May 16, 2017

特首梁振英涉嫌干预立会调查引哗然 (C.Y. Leung said to have intervened in Legislative Council’s investigation against him)
Deutsche Welle, May 16, 2017特首梁振英涉嫌干预立会调查引哗然/a-38860297