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, September 05, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

广州诗人浪子的友人助印制展览图录被刑拘 (Friend of detained poet Langzi put under criminal detention in Guangzhou for introducing printing factory to him)
Voice of America, September 4, 2017

Chinese police detain associate of poet who tried to commemorate Liu Xiaobo
Radio Free Asia, September 5, 2017

卖翻墙软件 判刑9个月 (Man sentenced to nine months in prison in Guangdong for selling VPN)
Deutsche Welle, September 4, 2017卖翻墙软件-判刑9个月/a-40357228

维族被囚学者伊力哈木再获国际人权奖 (Jailed Uygur scholar Ilham Tohti receives another international human rights award)
Radio Free Asia, September 4, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

湖南广电”娱乐立台”被批党性不足 多个节目下架整改 (Criticized for focusing on entertainment and not having enough Party spirit, Hunan Television ordered to take down and reform many TV programs)
Radio Free Asia, September 4, 2017

电视剧管控进一步加强 吁“讴歌党国”宣扬主旋律 (Control over TV series tightens as Chinese authorities call for more promotion of the Party and the state)
Radio Free Asia, September 4, 2017

China to unleash flood of TV dramas singing Communist Party’s praises
South China Morning Post, September 5, 2017

China curbs online debate after Beijing condemns North Korea's nuclear test
Radio Free Asia, September 5, 2017

China rewrites history with new censorship drive
Financial Times, September 4, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Labor activist Meng Han released after 21 months in prison
China Labor Bulletin, September 5, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Senior Chinese military officer questioned over suspected graft: sources
Reuters, September 4, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Student face and voice scans the new keys to Chinese university dorms
South China Morning Post, September 4, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

為在囚抗爭者成立基金 目標籌得$400萬 (Hong Kong groups set up fund to raise four million HKD in support of the jailed activists)
Apple Daily, September 4, 2017

Former student leader and ousted lawmaker Nathan Law lodges final appeal against jail sentence
South China Morning Post, September 5, 2017

羅冠聰就刑期覆核案提出上訴 (Nathan Law lodges appeal against his sentencing)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 4, 2017

“The law favors the privileged”: Jailed democracy activist Alex Chow criticizes gov’t for “deceiving” Hongkongers
Hong Kong Free Press, September 4, 2017

香港中大开学典礼校园多处出现港独横幅 (Pro HK independence banners appear in CUHK before opening ceremony)
Voice of America, September 4, 2017

Guangzhou in 48 minutes? Hong Kong critics of high-speed rail plan urge pulling TV commercial over claim
South China Morning Post, September 5, 2017

Commentary (评论)

Hong Kong’s autonomy is slipping away
The New York Times, September 1, 2017