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, December 05, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

「709事件」王全璋遭拘留逾兩年 未能見律師 (Rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang still denied access to his lawyer after spending almost 29 months in detention)
Radio Television Hong Kong, December 5, 2017

新疆警方秘设“红黑点”档案 6次拒参加升国旗仪式可被拘捕 (Xinjiang police sets up files of citizens and arrests those who refuse to attend national flag raising ceremony for 6 times)
Radio Free Asia, December 4, 2017

江西五岁男童学校缢亡 警方不予立案 (Jiangxi police refuses to file case after 5-year-old boy allegedly hanged himself to death at school)
Radio Free Asia, December 4, 2017

扔纸飞机抗议被检控 澳门最年轻议员苏嘉豪遭中止职务 (Sulu Sou, youngest lawmaker of Macau, suspended for throwing paper planes during protest and subsequently getting charged)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 4, 2017

Macau’s youngest ever pro-democracy lawmaker suspended over “aggravated disobedience” charge
Hong Kong Free Press, December 4, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

In China, skepticism surrounding police investigation of kindergarten child abuse is censored
Global Voice, December 5, 2017

Tim Cook says Apple shares China's vision of Internet of “openness and shared benefits”
Shanghaiist, December 4, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

内蒙古翁牛特旗牧民声援被捕者 杭锦旗牧民羊群被抢 (Inner Mongolian herdsmen petition at local government in support of detained activists)
Radio Free Asia, December 4, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

北京市人社局在编在职人员因私护照全部集中保管 (Government employees at Beijing Human Resources and Social Security ordered to hand over their passports)
Beijing News, December 5, 2017

Tonnes of sulphuric acid leak from tank at Chinese chemical plant
South China Morning Post, December 5, 2017

誤診愛滋等死7年 男子擬索賠 (Waiting to die for 7 years, man in Sichuan to sue medical authorities for wrong AIDS diagnosis)
Mingpao, December 5, 2017

辽宁抚顺“女德班”被勒令关停 (Liaoning shuts down class that teaches women to be obedient)
Radio Free Asia, December 4, 2017

“Talk less, do more housework”: China shuts down chauvinist “female morality lessons”
Hong Kong Free Press, December 5, 2017

網上流傳蔡奇講話片段稱要真刀真槍解決問題 (Cai Qi, Beijing Party Secretary, caught on camera asking local-level officials to solve problems using “real knives and real guns”)
Radio Television Hong Kong, December 4, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s A.I. advances help its tech industry, and state security
The New York Times, December 5, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Justice Dept. appeals court ruling requiring police obtain warrant to access suspects’ electronic devices
Hong Kong Free Press, December 5, 2017

Demosisto activist Agnes Chow announces intention to run in Legislative Council by-elections
Hong Kong Free Press, December 5, 2017

70 percent of Hongkongers say they intend to do volunteering work, but fewer than a third actually did so in past year
South China Morning Post, December 5, 2017

張建宗:憲法是香港基石 應樹立「正確國家觀念」 (Matthew Cheung, Chief Secretary for Administration, describes China’s constitution as cornerstone of Hong Kong and says SAR government should promote “correct concept of state”)
Mingpao, December 4, 2017

Hong Kong must recognize and respect China’s socialist system, Liaison Office director says
Hong Kong Free Press, December 4, 2017

Commentary (评论)

項飆:在驅逐之外,北京「浙江村」正規化的糾結和代價 (Beyond eviction, indetermination and price of institutionalizing Beijing’s “Zhejiang Village”)
The Initium, December 5, 2017

Beijing refugees and the new displaced class
China Change, December 3, 2017

Beijing’s heavy-handed solution to urbanization
The Diplomat, December 4, 2017

Driving the message home: Hong Kong’s Basic Law means whatever President Xi says it means
Hong Kong Free Press, December 2, 2017

法政匯思:從香港看奧蘭,有值得參考的地方嗎? (Can Hong Kong learn from Aland?)
Pentoy, November 30, 2017