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.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China says futile to use trial of Taiwanese activist to attack Chinese law
Reuters, September 13, 2017

It’s no surprise a Taiwanese human rights advocate “confessed” to subverting state power in China
Quartz, September 11, 2017

Wife of detained Taiwan activist “silenced” after his trial in China's Hunan
Radio Free Asia, September 12, 2017

李明哲妻返台:歹戲快落幕 (Wife of Lee Ming-che returns to Taiwan: a bad show is about to end)
Mingpao, September 13, 2017

10名律师推动福建缪新华案平反 (Ten lawyers push and vindicate the case of Miao Xinhua who spent 14 years behind bars for crimes he didn’t commit)
Legal Daily, September 13, 2017

海祭刘晓波案马强今获释 被遣返北京 (Ma Qiang, one of the Liu Xiaobo mourners, gets released and escorted back to Beijing)
Weiquanwang, September 12, 2017

周强: 实现法院核心业务全部网上办理 (Zhou Qiang, head of the Supreme People’s Court: all core business of the courts should go online)
Legal Daily, September 12, 2017

One of China’s “feminist five” gender equality activists banned from leaving country for decade
South China Morning Post, September 13, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

Weibo account of prominent Chinese historian who criticized Mao Zedong suddenly shut down
Synglobe, September 12, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China's latest crackdown on message groups chills WeChat users
Bloomberg, September 13, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Pro-independence from China posters appearing on Hong Kong campuses stoke new tension
Reuters, September 11, 2017

Hong Kong's “red flag heroes” call on police to detain independence activists
Radio Free Asia, September 12, 2017

39 pro-Beijing lawmakers petition education chief to take action over “illegal” pro-independence messages on campuses
Hong Kong Free Press, September 12, 2017

Ousted localist lawmakers ask legislature to lower repayment sum for salaries and subsidies, as deadline nears
Hong Kong Free Press, September 12, 2017

Jail “the only option” for 13 protesters who stormed Hong Kong’s Legislative Council, says Court of Appeal judgment
South China Morning Post, September 11, 2017

Democracy activist Joshua Wong applies to appeal at Hong Kong’s top court over jail sentence
Hong Kong Free Press, September 13, 2017

Campaign to oust me akin to Cultural Revolution: Occupy co-founder Benny Tai
South China Morning Post, September 12, 2017

Commentary (评论)

关注坐牢考验香港年轻民主人士的勇气 (Jail time tests mettle of Hong Kong democrats)
Financial Times, September 13, 2017