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, October 06, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

“环球实报”微信群多人被约谈 要求不听不看不转郭文贵爆料 (Many members of WeChat group “Huanqiu Shibao” get visited by police and asked not to watch or share Guo Wengui’s revelation)
Radio Free Asia, October 5, 2017

內地影評網豆瓣自我審查 封殺《逆權司機》條目禁討論防六四聯想 (Korean movie “A Taxi Driver” censored by mainland movie rating website to prevent people from associating with June Fourth)
HK01, October 4, 2017兩岸/123621/內地影評網豆瓣自我審查-封殺-逆權司機-條目禁討論防六四聯想

Government Accountability (政府问责)

CECC年度报告:美国应让中国对人权负责 (Congressional-Executive Commission on China releases annual report: U.S. should hold China accountable on human rights)
Radio Free Asia, October 5, 2017

Is it OK for Communist Party members to visit temples?
The Diplomat, October 5, 2017

如何认定组织、参加封建迷信活动行为 (How to define organizations, and participation in "superstitious" activities)
Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, September 20, 2017

十八大后17名中央委员落马 孙政才等10人待处理 (17 Central Committee members sacked since the 18th National Party Congress; 10 await punishment, including Sun Zhengcai)
Beijing New, October 5, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Tibetans warned on social media use in China’s Qinghai
Radio Free Asia, October 5, 2017

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

3年多来,这支英雄部队迎着子弹上一线打赢30余次反恐战斗 (A heroic platoon that forges ahead on the front line despite bullets and wins more than 30 anti-terrorism battles in past 3 years)
People’s Liberation Army, October 6, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

香港民主派议员动议谴责弹劾何君尧 (Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers present motions to denounce and impeach Junius Ho)
Radio Free Asia, October 5, 2017

Legislature’s secretariat says questions on controversial joint checkpoint arrangement likely to be rejected
Hong Kong Free Press, October 5, 2017

Hardcore fans boo national anthem before Hong Kong friendly soccer match against Laos
South China Morning Post, October 5, 2017

網媒HKFP收連環恐嚇信 過去2個月收6封 記協促警方徹查 (Hong Kong Free Press receives 6 threatening letters during past 2 months, Journalists Association urges police to investigate)
HK01, October 4, 2017港聞/123635/網媒HKFP收連環恐嚇信-過去2個月收6封-記協促警方徹查

Commentary (评论)

The reality of attempting to defend human rights in China
Jerry’s Blog, October 5, 2017

加泰搞獨立的啟示 (Catalonia’s independence and its inspiration)
Mingpao, October 6, 2017

The Trump administration doesn’t care about human rights in China—here’s why they should
Council on Foreign Relations, October 4, 2017

Progress in protecting human rights
China Daily, September 29, 2017

教局在做教育還是灌輸? 評析基本法教材 (On textbook of Basic Law: Is education bureau educating or indoctrinating?)
Mingpao, September 30, 2017