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.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

From sea to a sea of words: Poet ensnared as China shuts down commemoration of Liu Xiaobo
China Change, September 14, 2017

Liu Xiaobo’s Death is a Stain on the CPC, International Community Must Press for Liu Xia’s Freedom
Human Rights in China, July 13, 2017

China detains dozens of ethnic Kazakhs who watched Kanat Islam fight
收看境外视频 乌鲁木齐50多名哈萨克族人被拘捕
Radio Free Asia, September 14, 2017

一点进步都没有:海外民进党人士谴责中国审判李明哲 (Overseas members of the Democratic Progressive Party criticize China for putting Lee Ming-che on trial: There has been no progress)
Radio Free Asia, September 14, 2017

人权组织呼吁美国调查全球15个人权迫害案例 包括曹顺利案 (Human rights organizations urge the U.S. to investigate 15 cases of human rights violations, including the case of Cao Shunli)
Radio Free Asia, September 14, 2017

中国“女权五姐妹”之一被罚10年内禁止离境 (Wu Rongrong, one of the “Feminist Five” is banned from leaving China for ten years)
Financial Times, September 14, 2017

"发7万条信息应判三万多年" :卢昱宇二审拒绝认罪 (Citizen journalist Lu Yuyu refuses to confess at appeal court: "Four years is not enough, I sent out 70,000 pieces of information and should be sentenced to over 30,000 years")
Radio Free Asia, September 14, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

China makes chat group administrators—i.e. regular users—Criminally liable for unlawful messages
Global Voices, September 13, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

投诉:陕西退伍兵到省政府请愿遭殴打抓抓捕 (Veterans in Shaanxi petition at local gov’t and get beaten up and arrested)
Weiquanwang, September 14, 2017

陕西民代幼教师100余人到该省教育厅静坐维权 (Over 100 teachers in Shaanxi start a sit-in at local education authority and demand their rights)
Weiquanwang, September 13, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

為《人權新成就》撰序 王毅穿鞋作喻 (Wang Yi writes preface for new book “New accomplishments of human rights”: only the feet know whether the shoes fit)
Mingpao, September 15, 2017

Tiananmen mothers founder hospitalized with heart problems in Beijing
Radio Free Asia, September 15, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

微博实名制大限将至 验证遵循“前台自愿、后台实名”原则 (Deadline of real name registration of Weibo approaches, and the “real name in the back end, voluntary use of real name on the front end” principle will be adopted)
Legal Daily, September 14, 2017

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

China’s new campaign to instill official historical narrative in Xinjiang
South China Morning Post, September 14, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

理大拆校內港獨標語稱為保護學生 組織千字文反駁邀明午公開對話 (PolyU removes HK independence posters to “protect students”, students organization refutes and invites university to open conversation)
Mingpao, September 15, 2017

港人士氣盡失 步劉曉波後塵 應亮:全世界睇香港點死 (Hongkongers’ moral is gone and will follow Liu Xiaobo’s suit; Ying Liang: the world will bear witness to how HK dies)
Nextplus, September 14, 2017

Unlike in Hong Kong, few in Macau demand greater democracy
The Economist, September 15, 2017

Important areas of One Country, Two Systems under “increasing pressure” says UK gov’t
Hong Kong Free Press, September 15, 2017

Commentary (评论)

支持戴耀廷 力抗文革歪風 (Support Benny Tai and fight against the evil wind of cultural revolution)
Inmediahk, September 15, 2017

Beijing gnaws at rule of law in Hong Kong
East Asia Forum, September 14, 2017