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, September 01, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

司法部为维权律师授课 再否定“三权分立” (Department of Justice lectures rights lawyers and denies separation of powers once again)
Radio Free Asia, August 31, 2017

新疆阿勒泰逾20人被捕 两哈族女大学生被抓 (More than 20 arrested in Xinjiang, including two female Kazakh students who tried to wear Islamic clothing and pray at universities)
Radio Free Asia, August 31, 2017

Gao Yu tweets show continued surveillance
China Digital Times, August 31, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

中国大陆新学年起用“红色教材”遭质疑 (Mainland China dictates “red textbooks” in primary and middle schools for the coming semester)
Radio Free Asia, August 31, 2017

Science suffers as China’s Internet censors plug holes in Great Firewall
Science Mag, August 30, 2017

Another Hong Kong reporter barred from entering storm-hit Macau, as gov’t denies journalist ban
Hong Kong Free Press, August 31, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China’s effective greens and gaps in climate activism
The Diplomat, September 4, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Date set for China’s most important political event: the Communist Party congress
South China Morning Post, September 1, 2017

中共中央政治局会议建议中国共产党第十九次全国代表大会10月18日在北京召开 (Politburo suggests the 19th National Congress of the CPC to be held on October 18)
People’s Daily, September 1, 2017

“A whirlwind of charisma!”: China propaganda blitz hails Xi, the Great Statesman
The Guardian, September 1, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Jailed Hong Kong student activist Alex Chow lodges final appeal
South China Morning Post, September 1, 2017

律政司:收到周永康就刑期上訴通知 (Department of Justice: received the notice of Alex Chow’s appeal over sentencing)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 31, 2017

港大学生会长吁新生向入狱校友周永康学习 (HKU student union chief calls freshmen to learn from the imprisoned Alex Chow)
Radio France Internationale, August 31, 2017中国/20170831-港大学生会长吁新生向入狱校友周永康学习

Will the protest movement in Hong Kong be tamed by the jailing of Occupy trio?
South China Morning Post, September 1, 2017

Outgoing HKU vice-chancellor rejects calls to sack Occupy leader and legal scholar Benny Tai
South China Morning Post, August 30, 2017

Commentary (评论)

李卓人:誰是香港猶太人——寫在劉曉波尾七 (Lee Cheuk-yan: who are the Jews in Hong Kong—49 days after Liu Xiaobo’s death)
Inmediahk, September 1, 2017

VOA连线(高文谦):中共确定19大召开日期 挑战何在? (Gao Wenqian: CPC sets date for the 19th National Congress and what are the challenges?)
Voice of America, August 31, 2017