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.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Widow of late Chinese dissident “in Yunnan” as traditional mourning period ends
Radio Free Asia, August 29, 2017

Liu Xiaobo’s death breathes life into China-Norway trade talks
The Diplomat, August 28, 2017

澳門司警以涉刑事案為由拘民間公投委員 (Macau police arrest referendum activists on criminal charges)
Apple Daily, August 29, 2017

法检两院组织法迎来大修 (Organic Law of the People's Courts and People's Procuratorates to be revised)
Legal Daily, August 28, 2017

司法部副部长:进一步完善法律援助制度 确保各项改革任务落地生效 (Vice Minister of Justice: further improve legal aid system, ensure various reforms implemented)
Central People’s Government, August 28, 2017

Missing Chinese rights lawyer’s brother detained, released by police
Radio Free Asia, August 28, 2017

中国多所大学成立党委教师工作部改善意识形态“薄弱” (Several universities in China set up Party committee work groups for teachers to address the problem of ideological “weakness”)
Radio France Internationale, August 29, 2017中国/20170829-中国多所大学成立党委教师工作部改善意识形态薄弱

Access to Information (信息公开)

Typhoon Hato aftermath: Macau arrests two people for “spreading rumors”, as ex-Observatory chief investigated
Hong Kong Free Press, August 29, 2017

傳協:傳媒收「高層要求」多正面報道少問責 批愚弄公眾扭曲專業 (Macau Journalists Association: Reporters ordered by bosses to cover typhoon from the positive side and question the gov’t less)
Mingpao, August 30, 2017

新闻出版广电总局要求规范报刊单位及其所办新媒体采编管理 (SAPPRFT demands to regulate editorial management of newspaper units and their new media platforms)
The Paper, August 28, 2017

Press groups slam Macau's ban on four Hong Kong journalists
Radio Free Asia, August 29, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

网友呼吁为中国维权律师获国际人权奖投票 (Netizens call for voting for Wang Quanzhang for international human rights award)
Voice of America, August 29, 2017

投诉:三百多参加核试的退伍兵再次到陕西省政府上访 (Over 300 veterans from nuclear weapon squad petition at local gov’t in Shaanxi for better pension and healthcare)
Weiquanwang, August 29, 2017

黑龙江省“五大生”和民代教师共300多人在省信访局上访维权 (Over 300 teachers in Heilongjiang petition at provincial bureau for letters and visits for pensions and healthcare)
Weiquanwang, August 29, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China urged to end illegal practice of enforced disappearances
Voice of America, August 29, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

在上海,B站等互联网企业都在推进党建工作:企业带着责任感,产品充满正能量 (In Shanghai, popular video streaming website and other Internet enterprises push forward in party building)
Shanghai Observer, August 28, 2017

Chinese tech firms are at the cutting edge of artificial intelligence—But at what cost?
Global Voices, August 28, 2017

The evolution of China's Great Firewall: 21 years of censorship
Global Voices, August 30, 2017

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

七名新疆哈萨克族留学生逃抵土耳其 (Seven Kazakh students from Xinjiang evade Egyptian police and arrive in Turkey)
Radio Free Asia, August 29, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

饒戈平:香港不能以自治為由 免除實施《國歌法》責任 (Chinese Basic Law Committee official: Hong Kong can’t be exempted from the responsibility of implementing the National Anthem Law on autonomy grounds)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 29, 2017

Disqualified lawmakers say they will not stand for re-election or fight request to repay wages in court
Hong Kong Free Press, August 28, 2017

“This is a joke”: Hong Kong democratic lawmaker Helena Wong latest to be denied entry to Macau
Hong Kong Free Press, August 30, 2017

Commentary (评论)

How many times can the world turn its head…The case for Wang Quanzhang
China Law and Policy, August 30, 2017

China is risking the lives of political prisoners by denying them medical care
ChinaFile, August 28, 2017

Political storm: Macanese rebuff judging eyes from Hong Kong, as army aids typhoon clean-up
Hong Kong Free Press, August 29, 2017