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 13, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

山东警方破获特大跨境电信网络诈骗案 74名嫌犯被押解回国 (Shandong police cracks major cross-border telephone scam case and brings 74 suspects back to China)
China Central Television, October 13, 2017

China launches legal assistance pilot program for all defendants
Xinhua, October 12, 2017

Measures for Implementing Pilot Project Work on Having Defense Counsel in All Criminal Cases.
China Law Translate, October 12, 2017关于开展刑事案件律师辩护全覆盖试点工作的办法/

Lawyers for rights activist in China's Sichuan prevented from viewing case files
Radio Free Asia, October 12, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

China's Sina Weibo hires 1,000 supervisors to censor “harmful content”—including women's legs
Global Voices, October 12,2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

“百名红通”1号人员杨秀珠贪污、受贿案一审宣判:获刑8年 (Yang Xiuzhu, No.1 on Interpol Red Notice, sentenced to 8 years in prison for corruption)
People’s Daily, October 13, 2017

半月谈聚焦中央环保督察:震醒“装睡者”,问责超1.5万人 (Environmental supervisors waken those who turn a blind eye on environmental protection and hold 15,000 people accountable)
Ban Yue Tan, October 13, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China's Great Firewall grows higher ahead of party congress
Radio Free Asia, October 12, 2017

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

宝鸡警方举行反恐处突跨区域拉动演练 (600 officers join counter-terrorism drill in Baoji, Shaanxi)
Hua Shang Wang, October 13, 2017

Xinjiang authorities jail four grandchildren of party-faithful Uyghur former Imam
Radio Free Asia, October 12, 2017

China shutters Islamic bookstore in Beijing, detains owner on “terrorism” charges
Radio Free Asia, October 10, 2017

中共开19大 北京禁止售卖菜刀等物 (Sale of kitchen knives banned in Beijing before 19th National Party Congress)
Radio Free Asia, October 11, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

China rebuffs criticism of decision to bar British activist from Hong Kong
The Guardian, October 12, 2017

林鄭月娥:入境情況若被視為外交事務 由中央政府負責 (Carrie Lam: when immigration policy meets foreign affairs, it’s a matter for the Central People’s Government)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 13, 2017

Carrie Lam “can’t exclude” possibility that Chris Patten will be next for entry ban
Hong Kong Free Press, October 13, 2017

Legislature asks court to order ousted localist lawmakers to repay HK$1.86m in wages and subsidies
Hong Kong Free Press, October 13, 2017

行管會追討梁頌恆游蕙禎近186萬元 (LegCo asks court to order Baggio Leung and Yau Wai-ching to repay HKD 1.86 million)
Mingpao, October 13, 2017

周永康獄中信予梁麗幗 提蔡若蓮喪子標語 盼馬斐森歸英「守護學術自由」 (Alex Chow writes to Yvonne Leung mentioning banner that mocks death of education deputy’s son and hopes Vice-Chancellor of HKU will defend academic freedom upon returning to UK)
Mingpao, October 13, 2017

Video: Protests erupt at Hong Kong legislature as leader Carrie Lam answers lawmakers’ questions
Hong Kong Free Press, October 12, 2017

Commentary (评论)

The Joshua I know
Hong Kong Free Press, October 13, 2017

Why bar a British human rights activist from Hong Kong on the day of Carrie Lam’s first policy address?
Hong Kong Free Press, October 12, 2017