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 22, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

江西丰城发电厂事故25人涉嫌职务犯罪被立案侦查 (25 put under investigation for allegedly committing crimes while on duty in Jiangxi power plant accident that killed 73 workers)
Beijing News, September 22, 2017

厦门一男子组织出租车车主和司机非法聚集,已被警方刑拘 (Man criminally detained by police in Xiamen for organizing taxi drivers to join illegal assembly)
The Paper, September 21, 2017

Trial of Inner Mongolia petitioner linked to surveillance row adjourned again
Radio Free Asia, September 21, 2017

China strikes off defense lawyer in “Steamed Buns” presidential nickname case
祝圣武律师执照吊销听证会举行 当局阻公民、律师旁听
Radio Free Asia, September 21, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

Ai Weiwei attacks latest Chinese crackdown on free speech and sees little hope Communist Party Congress will bring changes
South China Morning Post, September 21, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

An indomitable spirit: Labor activist Meng Han talks about his prison ordeal and the continued fight for workers’ rights in China
China Labor Bulletin, September 22, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China's ruling Communist Party expels former Gansu party boss for graft
Reuters, September 22, 2017

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

中国反邪教“一网两微”今天正式上线 (Official anti-cult website, social media and WeChat go online today)
CCTV, September 22, 2017

China’s security chief calls for greater use of AI to predict terrorism, social unrest
South China Morning Post, September 21, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

張曉明稱會離任中聯辦 說和香港「從未走遠」 (Zhang Xiaoming confirms that he will leave Liaison Office: Will never walk away from Hong Kong)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 22, 2017

消息指王志民已接任香港中聯辦主任一職 (Wang Zhimin, chief of the Macau Liaison Office, reported to be the new Hong Kong Liaison Office director)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 22, 2017

訪英晤首席大臣 林鄭:回歸20年港成功落實一國兩制 (Carrie Lam in the UK: Hong Kong successfully executes “One Country, Two Systems” twenty years after handover)
Mingpao, September 22, 2017

CUHK student union removes Hong Kong independence banner but denies bending to pressure
Hong Kong Free Press, September 21, 2017

Commentary (评论)

「殺無赦」背後的愚蠢 (The stupidity behind “kill mercilessly”)
Mingpao, September 22, 2017

Don’t give up on pursuit of democracy, former governor Chris Patten tells Hongkongers
South China Morning Post, September 22, 2017

李家超引述黃柳權強調不容許港獨或危害國家安全行為 (John Lee, Hong Kong security chief, quotes deputy of Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council: Won’t allow Hong Kong independence or any actions that endanger national security)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 22, 2017

All hands for cybersecurity
China Media Project, September 20, 2017

Chen Quanguo: The strongman behind Beijing’s securitization strategy in Tibet and Xinjiang
Jamestown Foundation, September 21, 2017