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 31, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

广州原副市长曹鉴燎受贿案二审:驳回上诉,维持原判无期徒刑 (Charged with receiving bribes, former vice mayor of Guangzhou loses appeal and gets sentenced to life)
The Paper, August 31, 2017

广东将立法防治校园欺凌和暴力问题 (Guangdong will establish laws to prevent bullying and violence in schools)
Chinanews, August 30, 2017

Rights groups, victims' families call for action over China's enforced disappearances
8.30国际反强迫失踪日 人权团体吁中国停止“合法失踪”
Radio Free Asia, August 31, 2017

China’s war on dissent
The Diplomat, August 30, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

Keep it positive: Macau editorial staff told to minimize critical reporting after typhoon, says media watchdog
Hong Kong Free Press, August 30, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Are young Chinese liberalizing as China's political leaders crack down?
Public Radio International, August 28, 2017

伍立娟:19大前全国四大行下岗职工在黑龙江、四川、河南各地在省社保局、省政府进行维权 (Over 60 laid-off bank workers in Henan protest for social insurance at local human resources and social security authority)
Weiquanwang, August 30, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

In Pictures: Hong Kong supporters bid final farewell to Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo; urge China to release widow Liu Xia
Hong Kong Free Press, August 31, 2017

刘晓波“尾七”香港团体促中国释放刘霞 (Hong Kong groups march and call on China to free Liu Xia 49 days after Liu Xiaobo’s death)
Voice of America, August 30, 2017

“We expect people to take responsibility for their actions,” says outgoing HKU chief on jailed student activist
Hong Kong Free Press, August 30, 2017

回應周永康入獄 馬斐森冀學生要自己行為承擔後果 (HKU Vice-Chancellor on the jailing of Alex Chow: we expect people to take responsibility for their actions)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 30, 2017

Hong Kong activists fear Chinese anthem law is latest curb on freedom
The Guardian, August 31, 2017

Court finally releases English version of judgment that jailed Hong Kong activists Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow
South China Morning Post, August 30, 2017

30/08/2017 Caar4x/2016 Secretary for Justice v. Wong Chi Fung and Others
Court of Appeal, The High Court of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, August 30, 2017

“Let love win over hate”: Activist Raphael Wong thanks democracy protesters in letter from prison
Hong Kong Free Press, August 30, 2017

Commentary (评论)

Our universities are a frontline in China's ideological wars
Financial Review, August 30, 2017

Here’s what lies ahead for Hong Kong after the 19th Party Congress
South China Morning Post, August 31, 2017

清算雨傘第三步:消滅戴耀廷教授 (The third step to clearing the accounts with the Umbrella Movement: Destroying Professor Benny Tai)
Inmediahk, August 31, 2017

放下哀傷 繼承遺志 為生者爭自由 為死者討公道 (Let go of sadness and inherit Liu Xiaobo’s legacy; fight for freedom of the living and demand justice for the dead)
Inmediahk, August 31, 2017

Drinking tea with China’s "National Treasure": Five questions, August 28, 2017