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 29, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

比雷洋更敏感?武汉大学生失踪事件遭删文家长被警告 (More sensitive than Lei Yang? Posts deleted and parents warned as university students go missing in Wuhan)
Radio Free Asia, September 28, 2017

律师祝圣武吊销执照不服 发千字文讨伐当局 (Lawyer Zhu Shengwu writes open letter accusing local authorities of unreasonably revoking his professional license)
Radio Free Asia, September 28, 2017

最高检新规落实检察官办案责任制 (Supreme People’s Procuratorate implements accountability system for prosecutors handling cases)
Legal Daily, September 28, 2017

全国共建立看守所法援工作站2300余个 覆盖率达88% (Over 2,300 legal aid stations in detention centers established nationwide, with 88% coverage rate)
Legal Daily, September 28, 2017

For some plaintiffs, courts in China are getting better
The Economist, September 30, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

China targets rights websites ahead of 19th Party Congress
Radio Free Asia, September 28, 2017

Tea and Tiananmen: Inside China's new censorship machine
Reuters, September 29, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Why has there been a drastic reduction in worker protests in Dongguan?
China Labor Bulletin, September 28, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

A gigantic Chinese social-media platform is offering iPhones for citizen censors
Quartz, September 28, 2017

The Party’s “hurdles”: the Internet, propaganda, and power
The Diplomat, September 29, 2017

8月份全国网络违法和不良信息有效举报650.6万件 (6.5 million cases of illegal or harmful information on the Internet effectively reported in August)
Cyberspace Administration of China, September 28, 2017

准确把握时代特征,提高社会治理智能化水平:雪亮工程、犯罪预测系统 (Improving intelligence level of social governance: Xueliang Project and Crime Prediction System)
Legal Daily, September 28, 2017

372家网警巡查执法账号入驻百度辟谣平台 (372 Internet police law enforcement accounts stationed at Baidu to combat online rumors)
People’s Daily, September 28, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong must continue fight for democracy, Occupy co-founders say on third anniversary
South China Morning Post, September 28, 2017

In Pictures: Hundreds mark third anniversary of Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement
Agence France-Presse, September 28, 2017

佔領3周年集會結束 大會稱逾千人參加 (Organizer says over 1,000 join three-year anniversary of the Occupy Movement)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 28, 2017

馮敬恩李峰琦判服務令 律政司不就刑期提覆核 (Department of Justice will not appeal community service sentencing of Billy Fung and Colman Li)
Mingpao, September 28, 2017

No damage to Hong Kong’s judicial independence over past year, says Justice Sec
Hong Kong Free Press, September 28, 2017

Commentary (评论)

Leaving nothing to chance, China increases security, social control before Congress
Reuters, September 28, 2017

李卓人:中共極權統治下的威權香港 (Lee Cheuk-yan: Authoritarian Hong Kong under the totalitarian rule of the CPC)
Inmediahk, September 29, 2017

內地網媒下的中大民主牆事件 (How mainland online media reported CUHK democracy wall incident)
Mingpao, September 29, 2017