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, October 03, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

李学惠"创新上访" 制作嘲习视频被刑拘 (Petitioner arrested for making video mocking Xi Jinping and the Party flag)
Radio Free Asia, October 2, 2017

承包草场上建高压变电站 内蒙古牧民阻止施工被抓走 (Herdsmen in Inner Mongolia arrested for stopping construction of high-voltage substations on their contracted pastureland)
Radio Free Asia, October 2, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

新疆当局强制少数民族家庭高挂习近平像 (Xinjiang authorities force ethnic minorities to hang portrait of Xi Jinping at home)
Radio Free Asia, October 2, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

上海20多位公民近日上街举牌为王全璋律师呼吁呐喊 反对政治迫害要求立即无罪释放 (Over 20 citizens hold placards in Shanghai in support of lawyer Wang Quanzhang and to protest against political persecutions)
Weiqianwang, October 1, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Xi curbs disloyalty as Communist party expels former rising star
The Guardian, September 30, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

“步态识别”技术:不看脸,50米内在人群中认出你 (“Gait recognition” can identify you from a crowd from 50 meters away)
Xinhua News Agency, October 2, 2017

共青团中央公告:以“共青团中央”为名的推特帐号均为假冒 (Communist Youth League says all Twitter accounts under its name are copycats)
The Paper, October 3, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

林鄭月娥:政府將提議案 爭取立法會支持一地兩檢安排 (Carrie Lam: gov't will present motion aiming to win LegCo’s support for “one place, two checks”)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 3, 2017

Gov't to press on with rail link joint checkpoint as polls show plan has public support, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says
South China Morning Post, October 3, 2017

林郑月娥国庆致辞:深感祖国“有底气” 香港可再创辉煌 (Carrie Lam: deeply impressed by “strength” of our motherland, I believe Hong Kong will reach greater heights)
Reference News, October 3, 2017

香港支联会中联办外请愿 促释在囚异见人士与家人团圆 (Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China petitions outside China Liaison Office for reunion of jailed dissidents and their family)
Radio Free Asia, October 2, 2017

I’m just doing the right thing: barrister for Hong Kong pro-democracy activists
South China Morning Post, October 3, 2017

Commentary (评论)

Headlines from China: propaganda films may become the most profitable genre in China
China Film Insider, October 2, 2017

How China’s trial of Lee Ming-che is a warning to Taiwanese activists inspired by freedoms and democracy
South China Morning Post, October 2, 2017