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.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Uyghur woman dies of condition left untreated in Chinese police detention
Radio Free Asia, December 12, 2017

长期为民发声 湖北网络大V罗兰青被抓 (Luo Lanqing, Key Opinion Leader in Hubei, allegedly arrested for advocating for public)
Radio Free Asia, December 12, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese authorities collecting DNA from all residents of Xinjiang
The Guardian, December 13, 2017

China displays clout at Internet conference but some doubts remain
Voice of America, December 12, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

北京新建村5名护送华涌的村民被抓捕 华涌吁关注救援 (5 villagers in Beijing outskirts arrested for protecting artist Hua Chong from police)
Weiquanwang, December 12, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese province admits homes left freezing after overzealous coal ban
South China Morning Post, December 13, 2017

Fire in southern Beijing kills five, weeks after government launches safety hazards campaign
South China Morning Post, December 13, 2017

Government edicts do nothing to prevent fire danger in China’s workplaces
China Labor Bulletin, December 12, 2017

教育部清理令时限已过,常州大学官网仍有上千人身份证被泄露 (Changzhou University continues to leak students’ ID information online after deadline set by education ministry)
The Paper, December 12, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Google宣布中國成立AI中心 (Google announces establishment of AI center in China)
Mingpao, December 13, 2017

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

China denies using LinkedIn to recruit German informants
The New York Times, December 12, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Nine Hong Kong democracy activists banned from contesting seats in China’s legislature
South China Morning Post, December 13, 2017

Democrats use their last chance to form two investigative committees before rules change
Hong Kong Free Press, December 13, 2017

南京大屠殺類比拉布 工聯會郭偉強:把握千載難逢機會修改 (Lawmaker from HKFTU compares filibuster to Nanking Massacre and says changing LegCo rules is chance of lifetime)
Inmediahk, December 13, 2017

《星島》專欄:中聯辦擬搞首個公眾開放日 (Liaison Office to hold first Open Day)
Sing Tao Daily, December 13, 2017

US professor Zhang Xiang set to be confirmed as next University of Hong Kong vice-chancellor
South China Morning Post, December 13, 2017

Commentary (评论)

Under red China, democracy is dead in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, December 13, 2017

人民記得你…… (People will remember you……)
Mingpao, December 13, 2017

#MeToo and Vera Lui show why Hong Kong needs better sex education classes
South China Morning Post, December 13, 2017

China’s chilling “social credit” blacklist
The Wall Street Journal, December 11, 2017