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 25, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

打人就是上班: "领工资的人"狂殴湖北鄂州家庭教会信徒 (“Beating people up is my job” –Dozens of men attack family church members in Hubei)
Radio Free Asia, August 24, 2017

父亲上访获刑四年 女儿替父伸冤遭刑拘 (Daughter of jailed petitioner gets criminally detained in Shandong for demanding justice for her father)
Radio Free Asia, August 24, 2017

政治犯秦永敏羁押逾两年首次见律师 要求公开庭审 (Political prisoner Qin Yongmin meets with lawyer for the first time after being detained more than two years ago and demands open trial)
Radio Free Asia, August 24, 2017

全国律协:反对给律师乱贴“官派律师”“死磕律师”标签 (All China Lawyers Association: Reject randomly labeling lawyers as “officially-appointed lawyers” and “diehard lawyers”), August 24, 2017

律师协会“两个中心”维权与惩戒并举 受理维权申请178件 接待投诉2362件 (The “Two Centers” of lawyers associations handled 178 rights defense cases and 2362 complaint cases)
Legal Daily, August 24, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

中国裁判文书网总访问量破百亿 (Total traffic of China Judgments Online over 10 billion)
Supreme People’s Court of the PRC, August 24, 2017

Canadian journalist briefly detained in Xinjiang
China Digital Times, August 24, 2017

At Beijing book fair, publishers admit to self-censorship to keep texts on Chinese market
South China Morning Post, August 24, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

One of China's Feminist Five denied permission to leave China over 2015 detention
Radio Free Asia, August 25, 2017

姜立军致中国国家主席习近平的公开信——免于酷刑和恐惧是每个公民的中国梦 (Jiang Lijun writes open letter to President Xi Jinping—to be free from torture and fear is every citizen’s China dream)
Weiqanwang, August 25, 2017

黑龙江4000民办教师省城上访:要求并不高 (4,000 teachers at private schools in Heilongjiang petition at local gov’t for pensions and medical care)
Radio Free Asia, August 24, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Exclusive: In China, the Party’s push for influence inside foreign firms stirs fears
Reuters, August 24, 2017

十八大以来17名中央委员落马 最高受贿1.46亿被判无期 (Since the 18th Party Congress, 17 members of Central Committee dismissed, the highest bribe reach RMB 146 million and that member jailed for life)
Legal Daily, August 25, 2017

China military warns against return to bad old ways in graft fight
Reuters, August 25, 2017

In China’s war on graft, television is a double-edged sword
The Economist, August 24, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

微信淘宝等隐私条款接受“考核”:不得违背约定采集个人信息 (Privacy provisions of WeChat, Taobao got reviewed: shall not collect personal information violating permissions)
The Paper, August 24, 2017

China’s regulators announce real-name system for online commenting
Financial Times, August 25, 2017

网信办:网站不得向未实名认证的用户提供跟帖评论服务 (Chinese cyberspace authority: websites must not provide comment services to users without real name identification), August 25, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Ousted Hong Kong lawmakers Baggio Leung and Yau Wai-ching lose final bid to reinstate seats
South China Morning Post, August 25, 2017

梁游宣誓案 終極上訴申請被拒 (Pro-independence lawmakers rejected by HK Court of Final Appeal and fail to get reinstated)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 25, 2017

Hong Kong’s judicial independence still intact following jailing of democracy activists, says UK’s Asia minister
Hong Kong Free Press, August 25, 2017

Education chief Kevin Yeung: Implementing national education “a must”
Hong Kong Free Press, August 25, 2017

解放軍首出動澳門救災 千人十月初五街、大馬路清雜物 (1,000 PLA soldiers dispatched to help with disaster relief in Macau, the first time in both Special Administrative Regions’ history)
Mingpao, August 25, 2017

Commentary (评论)

葉劉淑儀倡港人可自願參軍 讓青年了解國家 (Regina Ip: Young Hong Kongers could join the Chinese army voluntarily and know about the country)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 25, 2017

政府製造香港的少年劉曉波 (The young versions Liu Xiaobo are made by the HK gov’t)
Mingpao, August 25, 2017

Why you should care about China’s VPN crackdown
The Conversation, August 22, 2017

Hong Kong’s new normal
Dissent Magazine, August 23, 2017

Twilight for Hong Kong’s democracy?
American Interest, August 24, 2017