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, August 07, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

深圳年底前實行快遞實名制 料明年涵蓋全部郵件 (Personal ID needed for delivery service in Shenzhen before year end, regulation to apply to all mail sent in 2018)
Sing Tao Daily, August 5, 2017中國-深圳年底前實行快遞實名制+料明年涵蓋全部郵件

遭指搞台獨 成功大學:政治認知問題 (Mainland authority refuses to issue Taiwan visa to prospective students of National Cheng Kung university)
Central News Agency, August 5, 2017

Senate set to pass resolution calling on China to release Liu Xiaobo’s widow
The Washington Post, August 3, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

China's few investigative journalists face increasing challenges
National Public Radio, August 8, 2017

支持「港人非中國人」北師大教授遭解聘 (Professor fired by Beijing Normal University for supporting localism in Hong Kong)
Sing Tao Daily, August 5, 2017

Five days after his essay went viral, Chinese author apologizes for “imprecise” writing on Beijing's economic boom
Global Voices, August 4, 2017

China warns officials to behave online as two universities fire lecturers
Radio Free Asia, August 7, 2017

Chinese academic who called Mao a “devil” says he was sacked
Reuters, August 4, 2017

中国以言治罪解聘教授 网民抨击抗议 (China dismisses professor for “criminal” remarks, netizens criticize and protest)
Voice of America, August 4, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

公民监督群第4次被封的告示 (Citizen Supervision group receives fourth notice of closure)
Weiquanwang, August 4, 2017

维权被打压 退伍军人赴京被阻 (Rights protests suppressed, veterans go to Beijing and are blocked)
Radio Free Asia, August 4, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Former senior China Development Bank official jailed for 14 years for graft
Reuters, August 5, 2017

China jails former senior official for life over graft
Reuters, August 4, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

华为和腾讯陷入用户数据之争 要求政府介入 (Huawei caught in user information row with Tencent and demands gov’t intervention)
The Wall Street Journal, August 4, 2017

Legal robots deployed in China to help decide thousands of cases
The Telegraph, August 4, 2017

China's online population hits 751 mln
Xinhua, August 4, 2017

CNNIC发布第40次《中国互联网络发展状况统计报告》 (CNNIC issues 40th “Statistical Report on Internet Development in China”)
Office of the Central Leading Group for Cyberspace Affairs, August 4, 2017

第40次中国互联网络发展状况统计报告 (40th Statistical Report on Internet Development in China)
Office of the Central Leading Group for Cyberspace Affairs, August 4, 2017

71个国务院部门和直属机构已开通网站 19个开设APP (71 state departments and subordinate units have already launched 19 open apps)
China News, August 4, 2017

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

新疆奇台县穆斯林祷告须持许可证 一村25人办理许可证被捕 (25 arrested in Xinjiang for praying without holding a certificate from local gov’t)
Radio Free Asia, August 5, 2017

中国强迫海外维吾尔人做线人 (China forces overseas Uighurs to be informants)
Radio Free Asia, August 4, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

李飛批評反對派是香港民主發展最大障礙 (Li Fei: Opposition groups are the biggest hurdle to democracy in Hong Kong, and “the position of law and the order of the Constitution” in Hong Kong have changed since the handover, as NPC’s interpretation of the Basic Law is essential)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 5, 2017

梁家傑認為李飛的言論反映中共背信棄義 (Alan Leong: Li Fei’s words show CPC breaks promises and has no regard for the Basic Law)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 5, 2017

The aftermath: Hong Kong’s ousted lawmakers continue their community work and activism against odds
Hong Kong Free Press, August 7, 2017

Is Chinese national education set to make a comeback in Hong Kong? It’s not if, but how, experts say
South China Morning Post, August 4, 2017

訪京期間將到港澳辦商討安排林鄭:「不會推翻一地兩檢」 (Carrie Lam in Beijing: will not overturn the “one place, two checks” plan)
Apple Daily, August 7, 2017

Joint checkpoint controversy: No time to consult public, says pro-Beijing lawmaker and ExCo member
Hong Kong Free Press, August 4, 2017

Commentary (评论)

因为都装作视而不见 所以李文星死了 (As policy makers and people who have a voice choose to turn a blind eye on pyramid schemes, Li Wenxing dies as a martyr tragically)
Life Weekly, August 5, 2017

观察家:习近平铁了心,北戴河难起风浪 (Commentary: Iron-hearted Xi Jinping will not allow meeting in Beidaihe to go uncontrolled)
Voice of America, August 5, 2017

China’s “new achievements” in legal reform exist more in policy than in practice
ChinaFile, August 3, 2017

After the streaming “gold rush”—a guide to China’s video crackdown
The Conversation, August 3, 2017