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, August 04, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

“非新闻”创办人卢昱宇今获刑4年 女友李婷玉取保获释 (Citizen journalist Lu Yuyu sentenced to four years in prison, Li Tingyu out on bail)
Weiquanwang, August 3, 2017

忧儿成刘晓波第二 黄琦八旬老母致信中央 (Worried son will follow Liu Xiaobo’s example, mother of Huang Qi writes public letter to central gov’t)
Radio Free Asia, August 3, 2017

China accused over “enforced disappearance” of Liu Xiaobo's widow
The Guardian, August 3, 2017

美国律师向联合国投诉:谴责中国当局令刘晓波的遗孀失踪至今 (American Bar Association lodges complaint at UN for the missing of Liu Xia)
Agence France-Presse, August 3, 2017

多個團體發聯合聲明要求內地當局盡快讓劉霞出國 (Chinese PEN and other groups issue joint statement urging Chinese gov’t to allow Liu Xia to go abroad)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 3, 2017

不满购票实名制侵犯公民权 律师起诉深圳市客运公司 (Lawyer in Shenzhen sues transportation authority of violating civic rights by asking for personal identification)
Radio Free Asia, August 3, 2017

Son of mainland human rights lawyer Chen Jiangang barred from school after request by authorities
Hong Kong Free Press, August 4, 2017

紧急关注:丁家喜律师等在西安与网友聚餐全部遭抓捕 共30余人 (Urgent: over 30 arrested at lawyer Ding Jiaxi’s dinner with friends in Xi’an)
Weiquanwang, August 3, 2017

China jails protest blogger, researcher for four years on public order charges
Radio Free Asia, August 3, 2017

上海维权人士吴玉芬3人转黑监狱,吴慕珍一人失踪15日 (Shanghai human rights defender Wu Yufen and two others transferred to black jails, Wu Muzhen has been missing for 15 days)
Weiquanwang, August 3, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

China’s internet censors play a tougher game of cat and mouse
The New York Times, August 3, 2017

中国强化网络监控 跨国企业忧心忡忡 (China strengthens internet monitoring, multinational corporations concerned)
Radio Free Asia, August 2, 2017

China holds drill to shut down “harmful” websites
Reuters, August 3, 2017

北京网信办遏制追星炒作低俗媚俗 指导微博制定《社区娱乐信息管理规定》 (Beijing Internet Information Office introduces guiding instructions for Weibo “Community Entertainment Information Regulations” to curb celebrity worship publicity and vulgar pandering)
China Huan Qiu, August 3, 2017

Chinese chatbots shut down after anti-government posts
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 3, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Ex-aide to China’s personnel chief sacked for “corrupt political morals”
South China Morning Post, August 3, 2017

Thousands of polluters shut down in Hebei
China Daily, August 2, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China has over 700,000 social organizations
China Daily, August 3, 2017

访民上访遭殴打鼻梁骨折 (Petitioner beaten while protesting, nose fractured)
Radio Free Asia, August 2, 2017

国家信访局发布《依法分类处理信访诉求工作规则》(State Bureau for Letters and Calls issues “Work Regulations According to Classification of Petitions”)
China News, August 2, 2017

北京市信访工作“五大系统”助力疏解非首都功能过程中社会矛盾的预防和化解 (Beijing Office of Letters and Calls “Five Systems” to help prevent and defuse non-capital social conflicts)
Xinhua, August 3, 2017

湛江万人上街抗议光伏项目遭镇压 数十人被抓捕打伤 (Tens of thousands protest in the street against solar panel project in Zhanjiang, Guangdong, dozens arrested)
Radio Free Asia, August 3, 2017

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

China bans Uighur Muslims from using their own language in schools
International Business Times, August 3, 2017

招募线人,强迫归国,扣押遣返:北京长臂伸向海外维族人 (Informant recruitment, forced repatriation, detainment: Beijing’s long arm reaches towards overseas Uighurs)
Voice of America, August 3, 2017

China tears down the Tibetan city in the sky
The Diplomat, August 3, 2017

Xinjiang authorities convert Uyghur mosques into propaganda centers
Radio Free Asia, August 3, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

New Hong Kong coalition seeks to collect 300,000 signatures to block express rail link plan
South China Morning Post, August 3, 2017

Joint checkpoint row: Public consultation not the only way to gauge opinion, says Justice Sec.
Hong Kong Free Press, August 3, 2017

一地兩檢是一國兩制的試金石 (“One place, two checks” is the touchstone of “one country, two systems”)
Mingpao, August 4, 2017

萬人聯署支持橫洲三贏方案 (Over ten thousand sign in support of triple-win plan of developing Wang Chau in New Territory)
Inmediahk, August 4, 2017

Wang Chau villagers threaten “bloody fight” in the face of eviction under Hong Kong housing plan
South China Morning Post, August 3, 2017

港府官员与民主派议员就「一地两检」对质 (Officials and pro-democracy lawmakers debate about “one place, two checks” in LegCo)
Radio Free Asia, August 3, 2017

袁國強稱政府不會為方便及效益破壞一國兩制及基本法 (Rimsky Yuen: gov’t won’t compromise “one country, two systems” or the Basic Law in exchange for convenience and economic benefits)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 3, 2017