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.

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

山东三男子拍摄传播辱骂临沂人视频,被临沂警方刑事拘留 (Three men in Shangdong detained for shooting and circulating video insulting Linyi people)
The Paper, October 3, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

揭示韩国军政府暴政电影吸引中国网民,但豆瓣删文 (Posts about movie showing authoritarian rule of Korean military government that generates much Chinese netizens’ interests censored by Douban, a Chinese video streaming website)
Voice of America, October 3, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China cracks down on 'thousands' of petitioners ahead of party congress
Radio Free Asia, October 3, 2017

十九大「護城河」 嚴防訪民上京 (Activists stopped from visiting Beijing before nineteenth congress)
Mingpao, October 4, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

“天网"已追赃93.6亿 "百名红通"46人到案 (9.36 billion stolen funds returned, 46 people arrested among one hundred wanted on Interpol “red notice”)
Legal Daily, October 3, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

翻墙有罪! 广州市民买路由器招来警察 (Criminalization of VPN: Guangzhou citizen visited by police after purchasing router)
Radio Free Asia, October 3, 2017

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

Xi Jinping tells Chinese defense firms to aim higher and catch up on weapons technology
South China Morning Post, October 4, 2017

Xi Jinping clears decks for top-level changes to China’s military
South China Morning Post, October 3, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong-based anti-Communist magazines Cheng Ming and The Trend cease publication after 40 years1
Hong Kong Free Press, October 3, 2017

佔旺藐視法庭案13日宣讀判辭 20人中9人維持不認責 (Judge to hand down judgment on October 13 for case of contempt of court in “Occupy Mong Kok”, nine among 20 defendants maintain not-guilty plea)
Mingpao, October 3, 2017

港府提「一地两检」立法会议案 民主派批不负责任 (Hong Kong gov’t criticized by democrats for being irresponsible with co-location arrangement legislative proposal)
Radio Free Asia, October 3, 2017

Lingnan Uni students begin occupation-style protest after governing body member Junius Ho’s ‘killing’ remarks
Hong Kong Free Press, October 3, 2017

Commentary (评论)

How are NGOs in China faring under the new law?
ChinaFile, September 27, 2017

Taiwan’s Human Rights Revolution and China’s Devolution
The Diplomat, October 3, 2017