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.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

中国大陆异议人士杨天水脑瘤手术结束 (Chinese dissident Yang Tianshui, aka Yang Tongyan, receives brain surgery to treat his brain tumor)
Radio Free Asia, August 28, 2017

司法部邀維權律師研討 「點名」通知出席 部長授課 (Department of Justice in China invites rights lawyers to seminar and attend classes taught by head of the Department)
Mingpao, August 29, 2017

深圳前政法委書記蔣尊玉受賄8522萬 囚終身充公財產 (Jiang Zunyu, former Secretary of the Shenzhen Political and Legal Affairs Commission sentenced to life for accepting bribes of RMB 8.52 million)
Mingpao, August 28, 2017

2長者被捕!涉WeChat謠傳政府瞞停車場5死 (Two seniors arrested in Macau for sending WeChat messages about gov’t concealing the number of typhoon victims)
Apple Daily, August 28, 2017

维权律师刘尧被判刑20年 将提上诉 (Rights lawyer Liu Yao sentenced to 20 years in prison, his lawyer says he will appeal)
Radio Free Asia, August 28, 2017

在华外企也要加强党的领导 (Foreign companies in China will beef up Party leadership)
Deutsche Welle, August 27, 2017在华外企也要加强党的领导/a-40239826

酷刑报告:四川维权人士陈明燕在雅安看守所被管教虐待的控告状 (Sichuan rights defender Chen Mingyan sues detention center in Ya’an for torture)
Weiquanwang, August 27, 2017

China law threatens 15 days of jail for improper anthem use
Associated Press, August 28, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese universities tighten ideological control of teaching staff
South China Morning Post, August 28, 2017

China's censors cut off social media access for ethnic Mongolian activist couple
Radio Free Asia, August 28, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

辽宁民师近100人到省教育厅上访维权 (Nearly 100 teachers petition at education authority in Liaoning for pension schemes)
Weiquanwang, August 28, 2017

Hotel workers fight back in low paid service jobs
China Labor Bulletin, August 28, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Corrupt officials holding back China’s drive to eliminate poverty
South China Morning Post, August 29, 2017

China merging state-owned energy giants
The Hindu, August 28, 2017

Demolish the factories—China's violent economy helps iron ore prices
The Australian Financial Review, August 29, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Concerns over planned law to prevent abuse of Chinese national anthem in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, August 28, 2017

林鄭月娥:國歌法應透過本地立法在本港實施 (Carrie Lam: the National Anthem Law should be implemented in Hong Kong through local legislation)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 29, 2017

Ousted Hong Kong lawmaker Yau Wai-ching shows remorse for “arrogance and rashness”
South China Morning Post, August 27, 2017

Freedom of expression NGO “deeply troubled” by RTHK’s cancellation of BBC World Service relay
Hong Kong Free Press, August 29, 2017

Alleged recording of Hong Kong activist Lee Sin-yi surfaces, months after she “fled” to Taiwan ahead of Mong Kok protest trial
Hong Kong Free Press, August 28, 2017

Commentary (评论)

Cambridge University Press censorship attacks are misguided
The Guardian, August 24, 2017

Behind bars, Hong Kong political activist Joshua Wong remains in good spirits
South China Morning Post, August 28, 2017