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 12, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China trial of Taiwanese activist highlights discrepancy in democratization, rule of law
Voice of America, September 11, 2017

李明哲庭上认罪悔罪 李妻双臂刺青力挺捍卫尊严 (Wife demonstrates tattoos in support of Lee Ming-che after he confesses to crimes in a mainland courtroom)
Radio Free Asia, September 11, 2017

陕西原民办教师陈彦华“因煽动非法集会”被行政拘留十五日 (Former teacher at private school in Shaanxi detained for 15 days for “inciting illegal assembly”)
Weiquanwang, September 11, 2017

涉高智晟失踪案 山西三维权人士被刑拘 (Three rights defenders in Shanxi detained for raising money online for Gao Zhisheng after his disappearance)
Radio Free Asia, September 11, 2017

国际刑警组织主席孟宏伟:开启国际司法合作新篇章 (Interpol Chairman Meng Hongwei: start a new chapter of international judicial cooperation), September 11, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

北京市教委:中小学幼儿园教师将必修中华优秀传统文化 (Beijing education authority: teachers from middle schools, primary schools, and kindergartens will study traditional Chinese culture), September 11, 2017

Minitrue: Do not spread images of Tangshan riot
China Digital Times, September 10, 2017

Minitrue: Rules for 19th Congress media coverage
China Digital Times, September 10, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Weeks after row over academic articles, China says imported publications must be legal
Reuters, September 8, 2017

辽宁姜立军、金宇、赵野等举报控告辽宁关山子监狱监狱长胡文明、监区长吴占军、教导员隋长青、中队长李鹏等人索贿受贿、滥用职权、虐待被监管人等系列反人类反文明犯罪的公开信 (Citizens in Liaoning lodge torture and bribery complaints against prison officials and write open letter)
Weiquanwang, September 12, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

The stealth mission that brought down a Chinese police chief
South China Morning Post, September 12, 2017

深前副市長涉受賄被查 (Former mayor of Shenzhen under investigation for suspicion of taking bribes)
Xinhua News Agency, September 12, 2017

广西平南多名女童遭猥亵 教育局长等11人被问责 (11 officials including local education chief held accountable, as child molestation scandal involving many girls breaks out in Guangxi), September 11, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

“刷脸”应用呈爆发式增长,身份证将被取代? (Will ID cards be replaced, as the use of facial recognition apps explodes?)
Xinhua News Agency, September 11, 2017

公安紧急提醒:多名群主已被拘留处分!9种消息千万别发! (Public security’s emergency warning: several chat group leaders detained and published! Nine types of message should not be sent), September 11, 2017

2017年国家网络安全宣传周将于9月16日至24日举行 (2017 National Cybersecurity Propaganda Week to take place from Sep 16 to 24), September 8, 2017

National Security & Counterterrorism (国家安全和反恐)

China runs region-wide re-education camps in Xinjiang for Uyghurs and other Muslims
Radio Free Asia, September 11, 2017

China facing intensified threat of religious infiltration, extremism: official
Reuters, September 12, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

“Not question of freedom of speech”: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam takes aim at independence banners and malicious posters
South China Morning Post, September 12, 2017

林鄭月娥:校園內出現港獨標語 非言論自由問題 (Carrie Lam: the appearance of pro-HK independence banners at universities is not a question of freedom of speech)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 12, 2017

香港變成火藥庫 (As Democracy Wall dispute continues, Hong Kong is becoming an arsenal)
Mingpao, September 12, 2017

香港民主派团体示威声援李明哲 (HK pro-democracy groups march in support of Lee Ming-che)
Voice of America, September 11, 2017

4 vacant legislative seats should be filled as soon as possible, but details up to election body, says Carrie Lam
Hong Kong Free Press, September 12, 2017

Despite Legco ouster, Hong Kong politician “Long Hair” Leung keeps faith in city’s social activism
South China Morning Post, September 10, 2017

Democracy activist and ex-lawmaker Nathan Law will not appeal disqualification
Hong Kong Free Press, September 11, 2017

Scholars condemn pro-Beijing lawmaker’s calls to remove Occupy leader Benny Tai from HKU
Hong Kong Free Press, September 11, 2017

Commentary (评论)

从榆林孕妇事件看中国医改歧路 (Incident of woman committing suicide while giving labor shows that Chinese health sector reform has gone astray)
Financial Times, September 12, 2017

Beyond the profanities: Mainland students share mixed views on the Hong Kong independence campus row
Hong Kong Free Press, September 12, 2017

Hong Kong’s Basic Law does not ban ideas, and universities are not for one-way learning
Hong Kong Free Press, September 11, 2017