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, September 07, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

李明哲案將開庭 李凈瑜7日辦赴陸證件 (Lee Ming-che to face trial in Hunan, as wife will soon arrange travel document to go to the mainland)
Central News Agency, September 6, 2017

山东祝圣武律师被指涉嫌发表危害国家安全言论遭调查 或被吊销律师执业证书 (Lawyer Zhu Shengwu under investigation in Shandong for making statements that endanger national security, as Department of Justice looks to revoke his license)
Weiquanwang, September 6, 2017

维权人士甄江华被刑拘 律师会见遭拒并受骚扰 (Rights defender Zhen Jianghua criminally detained and not allowed to meet with lawyer)
Radio Free Asia, September 6, 2017

黄琦案退侦 律师求见遭拒 老母忧心 (Prosecutor sends website founder Huang Qi’s case back for further investigation, as lawyer still not allowed to meet with him)
Radio Free Asia, September 6, 2017

云南当局以“邪教罪”逮捕、起诉二十余名基督徒 (Over 20 Christians in Yunnan arrested and charged of “sabotaging legal enforcement by organizing and using evil religion”)
Radio Free Asia, September 5, 2017

Chinese debate medical rights after pregnant woman's suicide
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 7, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese poet Langzi detained after commemorating late Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo
Hong Kong Free Press, September 7, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

联合国人权专家敦促中国释放江天勇 (UN human rights experts urge China to free Jiang Tianyong)
Voice of America, September 7, 2017

Chinese general reported to be facing corruption probe off military delegation to party congress
South China Morning Post, September 6, 2017

安徽:查处6986起违反中央八项规定精神问题 (Anhui province investigates 6,986 cases of party principle violation), September 7, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

In quest for “ideological security”, China pushes to extend Communist Party influence inside tech firms
Global Voices, September 6, 2017

Blocked in China, Facebook is said to seek a Shanghai office
The New York Times, September 6, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Petition to oust Occupy co-founder Benny Tai from university post attracts 80,000 signatures
South China Morning Post, September 7, 2017

何君堯收集逾8萬簽名 將再致函港大要求辭退戴耀廷 (Lawmaker Junius Ho collects over 80,000 signatures and writes to HKU demanding Benny Tai to be dismissed)
Sing Tao Daily, September 6, 2017即時/163265-何君堯收集逾8萬簽名-將再致函港大要求辭退戴耀廷/

學生會堅守最後一張「香港獨立」標語 陸生多擁護言論自由 「香港本身就係一個大家都可以發聲嘅地方。」 (Student union stands by the last HK independence banner at CUHK, as mainland students support freedom of speech)
Inmediahk, September 7, 2017

Commentary (评论)

China’s “super” anti-corruption agency set to repeat past abuses
Hong Kong Free Press, September 6, 2017