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 18, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

劉霞仍在京 出入國安接送 (Liu Xia remains in Beijing and is escorted by national security officers to brother’s residence)
Mingpao, September 18, 2017

张庭源律师因代理成都看守所吴太勇死亡案件遭“被嫖娼”迫害的维权声明 (Lawyer Zhang Tingyuan issues rights defense statement about being accused of hiring prostitutes and persecuted at local police station for representing citizen who died in a Chengdu detention center)
Weiquanwang, September 18, 2017

十九大维稳,湖南长沙维权退伍老兵谢长桢遭刑事拘留 (Veteran in Changsha, Hunan, defends rights and gets criminally detained as stability maintenance continues before the 19th National Party Congress)
Weiquanwang, September 16, 2017

Jailed founder of China protest blog maintains innocence in appeal
Hong Kong Free Press, September 15, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

China’s Communist Youth League opens Twitter account amid crackdown on internet access
South China Morning Post, September 17, 2017

Socially conscious cinema: Fifth China women’s film festival comes to Beijing in September
China Film Insider, September 15, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Macau election: Pro-democracy camp maintains 4 of 33 seats, with youngest ever lawmaker elected at 26
Hong Kong Free Press, September 18, 2017

民主派維持4席 26歲蘇嘉豪膺最年輕議員:望澳門人抱改變之心 (26-year-old Sulu Sou elected as the youngest lawmaker in Macau as pro democrats hold on to four seats; Sou: Macanese should think about what change can they make)
Mingpao, September 18, 2017

陕西洛南县丰汇皮革厂数百万元收入哪里去了? (Laid-off workers at leather factory in Shaanxi write open letter accusing the factory head for corruption)
Weiquanwang, September 17, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

第四批中央环保督察进驻结束 因环境问题问责5763人 (5,763 individuals held accountable as the environmental supervisors from the Central Government end their assignments across the country), September 18, 2017

洛阳浅井头村逼迁出奇招:泼粪灌尿还株连家属 (Government officials evict villagers by pouring urine and feces into their yards and intimidating family members)
Weiquanwang, September 18, 2017

Has China really made great progress on human rights?
The Diplomat, September 16, 2017

沿着中国特色人权发展道路继续前进 (To continue on the path of human rights development with Chinese characteristics)
People’s Daily, September 14, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong umbrella movement leader Benny Tai says he may plead not guilty to public nuisance charges
Hong Kong Free Press, September 18, 2017

Occupy co-founder Benny Tai calls on Hongkongers to defy “sugar-coated authoritarianism”
South China Morning Post, September 16, 2017

何君堯指搞港獨者殺無赦 袁國強:不可憑一兩字說是否犯法 要看字句背景 (Junius Ho: Pro HK independence advocates should be killed “without mercy”; Rimsky Yuen: Can’t rely on one or two words to determine whether a statement or action breaks the law)
Mingpao, September 18, 2017

“Political puppets”: University heads are “threatening” students over pro-independence messages, says student leader
Hong Kong Free Press, September 18, 2017

London School of Economics “concerned” for its student Alex Chow after Hong Kong activist jailed
South China Morning Post, September 15, 2017

Commentary (评论)

Professor Jia Xijin: the first six months of the ONGO law’s implementation
China Development Brief, September 12, 2017