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 10, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Petitioner detained after shooting video of surveillance team in China's Tianjin
Radio Free Asia, October 9, 2017

浙江环保人士十九大前被“传销罪”刑拘 (Environmentalist in Zhejiang criminally detained for “pyramid scheme” before 19th National Party Congress)
Voice of America, October 9, 2017

甄江华被拘37日 律师料其会被批捕 (Rights defender Zhen Jianghua detained for 37 days and lawyer expects him to be formally arrested)
Radio Free Asia, October 9, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

江苏省、南通市政府均拒绝公开黑监狱信息 张华诉省、市政府案即将开庭 (Citizen brings Jiangsu province gov't and Nantong municipal gov't to court as they refuse to publish information about black jails)
Weiquanwang, October 9, 2017

Fifty shades of Xi: scores of books praising president published in China
The Guardian, October 10, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Construction site accident highlights need for effective trade union presence in the workplace
China Labor Bulletin, October 10, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

北京市纪委通报9起公车私用问题 涉及8家单位 (Beijing Party discipline inspection committee publishes license plate numbers of public vehicles that were used for personal purposes)
Beijing News, October 10, 2017

老外深圳打车33分钟花480元 涉事车辆和司机被顶格处罚 (Taxi driver in Shenzhen severely punished for charging foreigner 480 yuan for 33 mins ride)
Beijing News, October 10, 2017

明起随迁子女可申请在京高职考试 门槛不变 (Starting tomorrow, children of migrant workers can apply to take exams for vocational colleges in Beijing)
Beijing News, October 10, 2017

China pushes “human rights with Chinese characteristics” at the UN
China Change, October 9, 2017

Communist Party graft-busters put former senior Beijing official in Hong Kong on probation
South China Morning Post, October 9, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Goodies for China’s cyber goons
China Media Project, October 5, 2017

I fixed my poor credit score by being a more loyal Alibaba consumer
Quartz, October 9, 2017

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

Hotel in China's Shenzhen fined for breaking Muslim Uyghur guest ban
Radio Free Asia, October 9, 2017

新疆要求居民刀具打上身份码 (Xinjiang authorities ask residents to put identification codes on knives)
Radio Free Asia, October 9, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Gov’t has listened; public generally support Express Rail joint checkpoint system, official says
Hong Kong Free Press, October 9, 2017

被指欠諮詢 陳帆:整體市民接受方案 (Accused of lack of consultation, Transport and Housing chief says Hong Kong citizens generally accepted “One Place, Two Checks” plan)
Mingpao, October 9, 2017

調查顯示約三分一受訪者有意移民或移居外地 (Hong Kong survey finds one third of respondents want to migrate overseas)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 9, 2017

入境處稱容貌識別技術本年底前陸續擴展至所有口岸 (Immigration says will install facial recognition facilities at all ports before year end)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 9, 2017

Hong Kong Liberal Party leader wants Legco motion on controversial national security law
South China Morning Post, October 10, 2017

U.S. Commission doubts the viability of the “One Country, Two Systems” model in Hong Kong
The Diplomat, October 6, 2017

Commentary (评论)

Chinese village where Xi Jinping fled is now a monument to his power
The New York Times, October 9, 2017