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.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Concerns voiced over Interpol's neutrality on eve of assembly in Beijing
Radio Free Asia, September 25, 2017

新疆一穆斯林被拘 阿訇主持婚礼念尼卡判囚10年 (Head of a mosque in Xinjiang sentenced to 10 years for presiding over a wedding)
Radio Free Asia, September 25, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

68 things you cannot say on China’s Internet
The New York Times, September 24, 2017

Hip hop with Chinese characteristics: the Communist Party plan to hook millennials
South China Morning Post, September 25, 2017

中国名导新片被撤档让路十九大主旋律 (Release of new movie by famous Chinese director cancelled to make way for 19th National Party Congress)
Voice of America, September 25, 2017

Headlines from China: Feng Xiaogang’s "Youth" cancels September 29 release for unspecified reasons
China Film Insider, September 25,2017

新疆禁止幼教信教 教育系统内禁维语 (Xinjiang kindergarten teachers banned from practicing religion and Uyghur language not allowed in local education system)
Radio Free Asia, September 25, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

全国总工会5年为农民工追回被拖欠工资301.3亿元 (All-China Federation of Trade Unions helps get RMB 30.13 billion of wages in arrears for migrant workers during past 5 years)
People’s Daily, September 26, 2017

天津原市长黄兴国一审被判12年 并处罚金300万元 (Huang Xingguo, former Tianjin mayor, sentenced to 12 years and fined RMB 3 million by Hebei court)
Reuters, September 25, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China blocks WhatsApp, broadening online censorship
The New York Times, September 26, 2017

China’s Internet regulators fine major companies for failing to purge banned content on social networks
Hong Kong Free Press, September 26, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

林鄭月娥:一國兩制下無可能容忍港獨 (Carrie Lam: it is impossible to tolerate Hong Kong independence under “One Country, Two Systems”?)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 26, 2017

I have correctly implemented Beijing’s policies, says China’s new chief of Hong Kong affairs Zhang Xiaoming
Hong Kong Free Press, September 25, 2017

Let Hong Kong law enforcement officers handle immigration on mainland Chinese soil, concern group says
South China Morning Post, September 25, 2017

曾蔭權庭上不認罪 4男5女陪審團選出 料11.2審結 (Donald Tsang denies charges in court, as jury of four men and five women chosen, trial expected to end on November 2)
Mingpao, September 26, 2017

Commentary (评论)

法政匯思:傘後三年 莫失莫忘 (Progressive Lawyers Group: three years after the Umbrella Movement, don’t get lost and don’t forget)
Pentoy, September 25, 2017