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.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Topless protester “disappears” in Beijing after solo protest over official corruption
Radio Free Asia, August 23, 2017

“共产主义接班人”不得参加教会活动 (Juniors banned from joining church activities in Zhejiang)
Radio Free Asia, August 23, 2017

709家属 金变玲: 天勇,家门永远为你敞开 (Jin Bianling, 709 family member, writes open letter to her husband: Tianyong, you are always welcome to come home)
Weiquanwang, August 23, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

Cambridge University Press re-posts censored articles
Al Jazeera, August 23, 2017

Odd inclusions on Chinese censors’ crude Cambridge University Press blacklist
South China Morning Post, August 21, 2017

Chinese film critic feared fired after damning review of “Wolf Warrior II”
Radio Free Asia, August 23, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

贵阳活石教会案:行政复议申请书 (Jailed priest lodges administrative review against local religious authority for interfering with church activities)
Weiquanwang, August 23, 2017

灵魂争夺战 自由之家批评北京严控宗教 (Struggle of the soul: Freedom House criticizes Beijing's control over religion)
Voice of America, August 23, 2017

中国灵魂争夺战:习近平治下的宗教复兴,压制和抵抗 (China's struggle of the soul: Religious revival, repression and resistance under Xi Jinping)
Freedom House, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

政府官员管理色达喇荣佛学院 境内外藏人哗然 (Tibetans inside and outside of China appalled as gov’t appoints public security official to high-level position at local Buddhist academy in Sichuan)
Radio Free Asia, August 23, 2017

吉林省公安厅整治微腐败:惩处104名民警,通报20例典型 (Jilin province punishes 104 police officers for “micro corruption”)
The Paper, August 23, 2017

2017年中央部门决算公开工作取得新进展 (Central agencies make new progress in publishing financial statements in 2017)
Central People’s Government, August 23, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

知乎成立党支部并召开第一次党员大会,全体66名党员参加 (Zhihu establishes party branch and hosted first meeting, 66 party members participate)
The Paper, August 23, 2017

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

哈萨克妇女回国探亲被拘 伊宁“政治学习中心”羁押上千人 (Kazakh woman detained in Xinjang while visiting family and taken to “Political Study Center” where 1,500 people are being held)
Radio Free Asia, August 23, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong's effort to penalize protests is creating a feedback loop
Pacific Standard, August 23, 2017

Jailed activist Joshua Wong “proud of Hongkongers” for big turnout at Sunday’s protest
Hong Kong Free Press, August 23, 2017

Supporters of jailed Hong Kong activists stage solidarity protests in London and Taiwan
Hong Kong Free Press, August 24, 2017

林鄭月娥稱理解父母心情 但不想再評論周永康父親言論 (Carrie Lam says she understands jailed youngsters’ parents, but will not comment on the criticism from Alex Chow’s father)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 24, 2017

黃之鋒父續開火:林鄭顛倒是非 石永泰涼薄傲慢助紂為虐 (Joshua Wong’s father: Carrie Lam confuses truth and falsehood; SHIEH Wing-tai is cold-blooded, arrogant, and assists the tyrant)
Mingpao, August 23, 2017

Badiucao echoes Nobel call for HK democrats
China Digital Times, August 22, 2017

楊潤雄:國教一定做 不設硬指標 兩史課程修訂10月再諮詢 (Secretary for Education: National education is a must, no learning requirement will be set up for HK students, and consultation for two history class courses will start in Oct)
Mingpao, August 24, 2017

「一地两检」论坛上 学者炮轰香港高铁「大骗局」 (Scholar criticizes HK high-speed rail as a “big scam” on “one place, two checks” forum)
Radio Free Asia, August 23, 2017

香港特首林郑月娥到访阿里巴巴总部,更多阿里业务将在港布局 (Carrie Lam visited Alibaba headquarter, more Alibaba business will be placed in Hong Kong)
China National Radio, August 23, 2017

Commentary (评论)

With Hong Kong’s young faces of democracy in jail, is civil society being put in chains?
South China Morning Post, August 23, 2017

Stop the shameful kowtowing to China: Basic rights and the rule of law are under fire in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Free Press, August 22, 2017

上訴庭就黃之鋒、羅冠聰和周永康的判決──回歸事實 (Rimsky Yuen: back to the truth—the verdict of Joshua Wong, Nathan Law, and Alex Chow from the appeal court)
Mingpao, August 24, 2017

團結可能比抗爭更需勇氣 ──非建制超黨派聯盟芻議 (Comment on the alliance among non-establishment groups and parties: it takes more courage to unite than to struggle)
Inmediahk, August 24, 2017

She is not free: Liu Xia’s “time to mourn” video suggests government propaganda
Huffington Post, August 23, 2017

Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow are in jail because Hong Kong law demands it
South China Morning Post, August 23, 2017