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, January 03, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

提倡更广泛藏语教育的扎西文色即将受审 (Tibetan language education advocate Tashi Wangchuk faces trial)
Voice of America, January 3, 2018

影像紀實——被驅逐的家庭:在北京的五年,我們搬到哪裏,就拆到哪裏 (Photos of the evicted family: Wherever we move during our 5 years in Beijing, eviction follows)
The Initium, December 31, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

中国网络审查 警方:重点人物微信内容“全程监控” (Chinese police says it monitors key persons’ WeChat non-stop)
Radio Free Asia, January 2, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

全国民代幼教师维权代表60多人再次到国家信访局上访 (Over 60 teacher representatives petition in Beijing for social security and medical care)
Weiquanwang, January 2, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China's uphill struggle fighting extreme poverty
British Broadcasting Company, January 3, 2018

Loan sharks continue to prey on Chinese university students by going offline to bypass crackdown
South China Morning Post, January 3, 2018

The big black hole in China’s carbon market ambitions
South China Morning Post, January 3, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

「微信身分證」月內由粵推向全國 公安部﹕減資料外泄風險 (WeChat ID card to be promoted nationwide, and Ministry of Public Security claims it reduces risk of information leak)
Mingpao, January 3, 2018

How antivirus software can be turned into a tool for spying
The New York Times, January 1, 2018

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

2018: China vows to be the keeper of international order
The Diplomat, January 2, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

China may be using joint checkpoint plan to strip Hong Kong courts of power, legal scholar says
Hong Kong Free Press, January 3, 2018

Joint checkpoint decision in Hong Kong an “act of state”, leading Beijing adviser says
South China Morning Post, January 3, 2018

“Treating us as beggars”: Talks with striking cleaners collapse after firm offers HK$200 severance deal
Hong Kong Free Press, January 3, 2018

Former senior Hong Kong police officer jailed for baton assault during democracy protest
Reuters, January 3, 2018

Let transgender people have status recognized without undergoing sex reassignment surgery, Hong Kong equality watchdog urges
South China Morning Post, January 3, 2018

Red tape led to “close to zero” collaboration among Hong Kong bureaus, head of youth policy advisory body says
South China Morning Post, January 3, 2018

Two deputy directors axed at Beijing’s liaison office in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, January 2, 2018

Commentary (评论)

Hong Kong’s joint rail checkpoint shows the emperor is not always far away, and never out of mind
South China Morning Post, January 3, 2018

In their words: Film shows real lives of Africans in China
China Film Insider, January 2, 2018

Has the #MeToo moment finally reached China?
The Diplomat, January 2, 2018

人大作出了決定 然後呢? (NPC made its decision, now what?)
Mingpao, January 2, 2018

China is pushing its luck with the West
The New York Times, December 27, 2017