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 25, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

广州诗人浪子取保候审 独立作家指因言获罪 (Guangzhou poet Langzi released on bail as independent writers blast the authorities for oppressing freedom of speech)
Voice of America, September 25, 2017

山东司法厅以祝圣武律师“发表危害国家安全的言论”为由吊销其律师执业证 (Shandong Justice Bureau revokes lawyer Zhu Shengwu’s license for “making speech that endangers national security”)
Weiqianwang, September 23, 2017

Why should we pay attention to China’s televised confessions?
The Diplomat, September 23, 2017

News about Uighur Scholar Ilham Tohti on the third anniversary of his sentencing: No news
China Change, September 22, 2017

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

Wang Quanzhang: the last “709” lawyer left in China’s legal limbo
South China Morning Post, September 24, 2017

Security tightens around home of ethnic Mongolian dissident Hada
Radio Free Asia, September 22, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

Party schools: Safe spaces don’t exist at Chinese universities
The Wall Street Journal, September 24, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

四川数万人抗议区域调整 官方启动反恐级维稳 (Tens of thousands in Sichuan protest against adjustment of administrative areas, the authority responds with anti-terrorism level of stability maintaining mechanism)
Radio Free Asia, September 23, 2017

《中國新歌聲》借台大場地辦活動 學生衝台抗議 批統戰活動促放李明哲 (Students in Taiwan protest during mainland entertainment show held in National Taipei University and demand the release of Lee Ming-che)
Mingpao, September 24, 2017

陕西山阳“11.30”特大爆炸案死难者家属要求政府赔偿 (Family of victims in the firework factory explosion in Shaanxi demand local gov’t to compensate)
Weiqianwang, September 23, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

互联网低俗色情信息专项整治成效显著 (Crackdown campaign on online pornography turns out to be highly effective)
CCTV, September 25, 2017

One of China’s 100 most wanted corruption fugitives gives himself up
South China Morning Post, September 25, 2017

China’s Communist Party expels former insurance watchdog chief over corruption
South China Morning Post, September 23, 2017

China to push for greater cooperation on graft, terrorism at Interpol meeting
Reuters, September 24, 2017

China's ruling party expels anti-graft, ex-insurance officials citing graft
Reuters, September 23, 2017

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

指全國監控鏡頭逾2000萬個 央視節目:中國是治安保障最好國家之一 (CCTV: there are over 20 million surveillance cameras across China and it is one of the safest countries in the world)
Mingpao, September 24, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

張曉明稱各界要對港獨零容忍 王志民說支持特首施政 (Zhang Xiaoming: all walks of life should have zero tolerance of Hong Kong independence; Wang Zhiming: will support the chief executive to govern)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 25, 2017

In Pictures: Protesters attend musical rally in solidarity with Hong Kong’s jailed activists
Hong Kong Free Press, September 25, 2017

團體辦音樂集會聲援在囚者及家屬 何韻詩黃耀明撐場 (Hong Kong groups and singers Denise Ho and Anthony Wong hold concert in support of jailed activists and family members)
Mingpao, September 24, 2017

Ten university heads unite to write nonsense about Hong Kong independence
Hong Kong Free Press, September 23, 2017

Commentary (评论)

The Umbrella Movement after three years: So much accomplished, and much still to do
Hong Kong Free Press, September 24, 2017