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.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Lee Ming-che: Taiwanese activist goes on trial in China
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 11, 2017

China court releases video of Taiwanese activist confessing to subversion
Reuters, September 11, 2017

李明哲對所犯罪行認罪悔罪 法庭擇期宣判 (As Lee Ming-che confesses and regrets the crime he committed, court will give verdict on another day)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 11, 2017

新疆维稳 微信群宣讲《古兰经》被判刑两年 (WeChat group leader sentenced to two years in prison in Xinjiang for preaching Quran online)
Deutsche Welle, September 11, 2017

实施新制前环球实报微信群主刘鹏飞被抓及抄家 (Liu Pengfei, WeChat group leader, arrested and his personal belongings confiscated)
Radio Free Asia, September 10, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

英国剑桥大学出版社再次拒绝北京屏蔽其在华网络出版内容 (Cambridge University Press refuses censorship order from Beijing of its online content again)
Reuters, September 10, 2017

Cambridge University Press headed for showdown with China over censorship
The Guardian, September 9, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China’s underground churches head for cover as crackdown closes in
South China Morning Post, September 10, 2017

Activists send postcards in support of detained Chinese anti-censorship campaigner
Radio Free Asia, September 11, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

吉林:7至8月查处违反中央八项规定精神问题179起 (Jilin province investigates 179 cases of Party principle violation in July and August)
CCTV, September 11, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Fancy a well-paying job that requires no prior experience? Cybersecurity in China may be your answer
South China Morning Post, September 10, 2017

China wants to build a credit score that dings online chat group users for their political views
Quartz, September 8, 2017

What to make of the explosive new WeChat and QQ spying revelations?
China Change, September 10, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

13 student unions condemn chief executive and university authorities over campus banner controversy
Hong Kong Free Press, September 11, 2017

Ban advocacy of Hong Kong independence, Beijing mouthpiece says amid banner row
South China Morning Post, September 11, 2017

Cyberattackers hack website of Hong Kong pro-democracy party Demosisto
South China Morning Post, September 11, 2017

Jailed activist Nathan Law says the future of his Demosisto party is unclear
South China Morning Post, September 11, 2017

Jail time tests mettle of Hong Kong democrats
Financial Times, September 11, 2017

Commentary (评论)

人民日报刊文评香港高校现“港独”海报:任何自由都有底线 (People’s Daily on the pro independence posters at HK universities: there is a bottom line in any kind of freedom)
People’s Daily, September 11, 2017

Xi Jinping is about to face a constitutional crisis
Foreign Policy, September 7, 2017

Human rights and Chinese culture: The nation has stood up; the individual, so far, has not
Hong Kong Free Press, September 10, 2017