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.

Thursday, January 04, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Uyghur inmates in Xinjiang’s Korla city endure overcrowded re-education camps
Radio Free Asia, January 3, 2018

最高法:中国裁判文书网访问总量近125亿次 (Supreme People’s Court says total traffic of China Judgments Online approaches 12.5 billion and over 41.31 million judgments are published)
Supreme People’s Court, January 3, 2018

司法部相关负责人就修订后的《基层法律服务所管理办法》《基层法律服务工作者管理办法》答记者问 (Ministry of Justice holds press conference on revised Measures on Administration of Legal Service Offices at the Grass-roots Level and Measures on Administration of Legal Service Workers at the Grass-roots Level, and it confirms “credit” of grass-roots legal professionals and offices will be tracked)
Legal Daily, January 2, 2018

最高检印发工作意见深入推进检察改革 (Supreme People’s Procuratorate issues opinion on reform, urging procuratorial organs to “strengthen political awareness”)
Supreme People’s Procuratorate, January 2, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

A saucy app knows China's taste in news. The censors are worried.
The New York Times, January 2, 2018

汇聚奋进新时代开启新征程的磅礴伟力——2017年宣传思想文化工作综述 (Summary of work on propaganda, ideology, and culture in 2017: 520,000 people listened to lectures on Xi Jinping Thought in person and 21 million did online)
Xinhua News Agency, January 2, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

云南曲靖市多地公办教师游行示威 (Public school teachers in Yunnan protest for equal pay and wage in arrears)
Weiquanwang, January 3, 2018

投诉:西安袁骆村村民再次到陕西省政府请愿 (Villagers in Xi’an petition at provincial government after being forced to move into poorly-built relocation homes)
Weiquanwang, January 3, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

How the eviction of Beijing’s migrant workers is tearing at the fabric of the city’s economy
Agence France-Presse, January 4, 2018

价格欺诈 黑龙江雪乡一店被罚5.9万 (Hostel in Heilongjiang fined 59,000 yuan for cheating customers)
The Beijing News, January 4, 2018

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

Xi Jinping tells army not to fear death in show of China's military might
The Guardian, January 4, 2018

Why Xi Jinping is once again letting China’s military have a direct link to local authorities
South China Morning Post, January 4, 2018

China’s new killer drone conducts missile firing tests
The Diplomat, January 3, 2018

Hong Kong, 香港

Hong Kong lawyers condemn personal attacks against judges, urge gov’t to defend judiciary
Hong Kong Free Press, January 4, 2018

Hong Kong police union “extremely disappointed” at jail sentence for retired cop Frankly Chu
Hong Kong Free Press, January 3, 2018

New CUHK head says he hopes people will discuss issues “rationally and peacefully” on campus
Hong Kong Free Press, January 3, 2018

Commentary (评论)

Hong Kong is being squeezed … into China
South China Morning Post, January 4, 2018

Beijing has ultimate control of Hong Kong – that’s the reality of “One Country, Two Systems"
South China Morning Post, January 4, 2018

世界媒体看中国:老大哥来了 (Big brother is coming)
Voice of America, January 4, 2018

China must release Wu Gan & stop treating free speech as an act of subversion
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, January 4, 2018

As America withdraws from Latin America, China steps in
The Diplomat, January 4, 2018