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 11, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Liu Xia, widow of Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, missing for 26 days
Hong Kong Free Press, August 10, 2017

Liu Xia's imprisonment “violation of international law”
Deutsche Welle, August 9, 2017

Liu Xiaobo's Living Legacy
Human Rights in China, July 27, 2017

Xinjiang authorities sentence Uyghur scholar to 10 years in prison
Radio Free Asia, August 9, 2017

江苏盐城民营企业主蒋思军因联署访民要求市委书记履职被拘留15日 (Yancheng, Jiangsu business owner Jiang Sijun detained for 15 days for requesting that municipal Party Committee Secretary perform his duties)
Weiquanwang, August 9, 2017

“No sign” of Kazakh imam scheduled for release from prison in July
Radio Free Asia, August 9, 2017

丁汉忠案改判死缓 家属称不公将上诉 (Land rights activist Ding Hanzhong sentenced to life, family says he will appeal)
Radio Free Asia, August 10, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

Developers file antitrust complaint against Apple in China
Voice of America, August 10, 2017

China clamps down on quake reporting as rescue workers battle damaged roads
Radio Free Asia, August 10, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

許志永堅信中國會順應歷史潮流走向民主法治自由 (Xu Zhiyong: China will follow historical trend and walk towards democracy, rule of law, and freedom)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 11, 2017

西藏人权组织发布《喇荣佛学院之秘》报告 (Tibetan human rights organization releases report on Larung Gar Buddhist institute)
Radio Free Asia, August 10, 2017

上海公民近日举行今年第15次上街举牌要求批准《公民权利和政治权利国际公约》和官员公开财产 (Shanghai citizens protest for the 15th time, requesting public disclosure of government assets in accordance with the “International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights”)
Weiquanwang, August 10, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China urges Canada to expand joint efforts to fight corruption
South China Morning Post, August 10, 2017

Chinese province says ends corruption “cancer”
Reuters, August 9, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

腾讯微信、新浪微博、百度贴吧涉嫌违反《网络安全法》被立案调查 (Tencent, Sina, and Baidu under investigation for suspected violation of Cybersecurity Law of the PRC), August 11, 2017

广东举办全省网络新闻信息服务从业人员培训班 (Guangdong launches province-wide training course for internet news information service practitioners)
Office of the Central Leading Group for Cyberspace Affairs, August 9, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

BREAKING: Hong Kong Democratic Party says member was “grabbed, assaulted, threatened” by Chinese agents in Mong Kok
Hong Kong Free Press, August 11, 2017

【民主黨員被擄】遭警告勿交美斯簽名予劉霞 林子健稱砵蘭街被擄迷魂毆打 凌晨西貢沙灘醒來 (Democratic Party member says he was grabbed, drugged, assaulted, and told not to give Messi’s autograph to Liu Xia)
Mingpao, August 11, 2017

尋找劉霞行動 (Hong Kong Alliance to organize poster campaign demanding to know Liu Xia’s whereabouts)
Hong Kong Alliance, August 11, 2017

Mainland continues preferential policies for HK and Macao residents
Xinhua, August 10, 2017

Beijing plan to give Hongkongers based on mainland same rights there raises questions
South China Morning Post, August 10, 2017

Chief Exec. Carrie Lam refuses to limit powers of Chinese law enforcement at Hong Kong’s new rail terminal
Hong Kong Free Press, August 10, 2017

Broad role in Belt and Road Initiative for HK: Carrie Lam
The Straits Times, August 10, 2017

Former Executive Council member Barry Cheung to face fraud charges
Hong Kong Free Press, August 10, 2017

Commentary (评论)

A new torture in China
China Policy Institute, August 10, 2017

China’s VPN ban exposes its citizens to cyber-attacks
The Next Web, August 9, 2017

Interview: Jeremy Brown on learning lessons and maintaining stability after accidents and disasters
China Digital Times, August 10, 2017

不是跨境執法,而是國安行兇 (It is not cross-border law enforcement, it is Chinese agents assaulting people)
Inmediahk, August 11, 2017

楊岳橋譴責擄走林子健事件踐踏香港底線 (Alvin Yeung: The abduction of Howard Lam toes Hong Kong’s bottom line)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 11, 2017

Hong Kong government seeks harsher sentence for democracy activists
Jerry’s Blog, August 10, 2017