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.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

中美执法部门追逃合作最新战果:1名美籍红通逃犯被中方遣返 (Cooperation of Chinese and American law enforcement sees fugitive on Interpol’s Red Notice extradited back to the U.S.)
The Paper, October 16, 2017

消息指劉霞上周末被帶離北京 料十九大後始能返回 (Liu Xia reported of being taken away from Beijing and expected to return after 19th National Party Congress)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 16, 2017

2016,政法十大亮点 (Ten highlights of political and legal work in 2016)
Legal Daily, October 13, 2017

北京市警方设“案管组” 全方位监督办案执法 (Beijing police sets up “case management group” to supervise law enforcement)
The Beijing News, October 13, 2017

西安首起“一站式”审判机制案件:从刑拘到宣判仅用40小时 (First case of “one stop” trial system in Xi’an takes only 40 hours from detention to sentencing)
The Paper, October 13, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

China congress: How authorities censor your thoughts
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 16, 2017

Ahead of important political event, Beijing imposes gag on domestic media coverage of North Korea
Japan Times, October 16, 2017

湖北自由撰稿人刘逸明搜狐号被封杀 (Freelance writer account closed by Souhu for “publishing information about current affairs and politics”)
Weiquanwang, October 15, 2017

China's official mouthpiece launches English language app in hope of boosting global influence
South China Morning Post, October 16, 2017

China seeks small stakes in, and more sway over, online firms
The New York Times, October 16, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China’s Communist Party expels former veteran justice minister over graft claims
South China Morning Post, October 15, 2017

Chairman Xi crushes dissent but poor believe he’s making China great
The Guardian, October 14, 2017

China's corruption “tiger hunt”—A political weapon for Xi Jinping?
Deutsche Welle, October 13, 2017

After 13 years on the run, China’s most-wanted fugitive jailed for graft
South China Morning Post, October 13, 2017

西安地铁问题电缆案最新进展 查办贪污罪案32件43人 (Latest development of Xi’an subway cable scandal: 43 people investigated in 32 corruption cases)
CN West, October 13, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China to build giant facial recognition database to identify any citizen within seconds
South China Morning Post, October 12, 2017

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

即日起广州全面推行邮件、快件收寄实名制 寄快递没身份证拒收 (Starting today, Guangzhou fully implements policy of real-name identification for package deliveries and receipts)
Guangzhou Daily, October 16, 2017

Uyghurs in Xinjiang re-education camps forced to express remorse over travel abroad
Radio Free Asia, October 13, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

UK lawyers say Hong Kong rule of law under threat after jailing of activists
The Guardian, October 16, 2017

12名國際律師聯署 批威脅法治精神 違港「一罪兩罰」原則 (12 int’l lawyers write open letter criticising jailing of activists as threat to rule of law and breach of "double jeopardy" principle in Hong Kong)
Mingpao, October 16, 2017

英維權領袖被拒入境 袁國強:外交由中央處理 何君堯:入境涉外交 (Rimsky Yuen and Junius Ho on British rights activist banned from entering Hong Kong: diplomatic affairs should be handled by Central Gov’t)
Mingpao, October 15, 2017

Democracy activists Lester Shum and Joshua Wong among 20 guilty of contempt over Mong Kok Occupy protest
Hong Kong Free Press, October 13, 2017

Commentary (评论)

A 5-point “protest protocol” to renew civility and unity in the fight for Hong Kong democracy
Hong Kong Free Press, October 16, 2017

Mainlandization: How the Communist Party works to control and assimilate Hong Kong
Hong Kong Free Press, October 15, 2017

紅色皇帝習近平決意拯救中國共產主義 (Red emperor Xi Jinping determined to rescue communism in China)
Agence France-Presse, October 15, 2017中国/20171015-法新社红色皇帝习近平决意拯救中国共产主义

Xi Jinping and China’s new era of glory
The New York Times, October 13, 2017