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.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

李明哲轉囚湖南高戒備監獄 (Taiwanese activist Lee Ming-che transferred to high-security prison in Hunan)
Central News Agency, January 12, 2018

安徽男子涉贪被捕检察院13年后决定不起诉,已申请国家赔偿 (Anhui man, once arrested for suspected corruption, demands state compensation after procuratorate spent 13 years deciding not to press charges)
The Paper, January 11, 2018

检察院办案如何防范人情案关系案?海南省检:随机分配案件 (Hainan provincial Procuratorate randomly distributes cases to prosecutors to prevent personal relationship from getting involved)
Supreme People's Procuratorate, January 11, 2018

珠海市公安局不认可蔺其磊律师担任甄江华辩护人 (Rights lawyer Lin Qilei denied by Zhuhai police to represent activist Zhen Jianghua)
Human Rights Campaign in China, January 10, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

旅美导演摄制「六四」纪录片 大陆家人遭警问话 (Family members of June Fourth documentary director questioned by mainland police)
Radio Free Asia, January 11, 2018

1989的女孩 (Children of 1989)
YouTube, January 8, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Beijing professor dismissed as sexual harassment allegations spark campus activism
Reuters, January 12, 2018

入围奥斯卡的艾未未:我和中国政权是恒久不变的对立关系 (Ai Weiwei, whose documentary gets shortlisted for Oscar, calls himself dissident against Chinese regime forever)
The Initium, January 12, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

2017年全国纪检监察机关处分52.7万人 (527,000 people punished by discipline inspection authorities nationwide in 2017)
People’s Daily, January 12, 2018

Samsung faces French legal case over alleged abuses and use of child labor in China
Agence France-Presse, January 12, 2018

A blue sky in Beijing? It’s not a fluke, says Greenpeace
The New York Times, January 11, 2018

In China, gauging public opinion is hard
The Economist, January 11, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Skype's rolling out end-to-end encryption for hundreds of millions of people
Wired, January 11, 2018

WhatsApp security flaws could allow snoops to slide into group chats
Wired, January 10, 2018

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

Marriott to China: We do not support separatists
The New York Times, January 11, 2018

教材被指「民族分裂」 三維族高官遭查 (Senior Uyghur officials under investigation for allegedly advocating “ethnic separatists” while editing ethnic language textbooks)
Sing Tao Daily, January 11, 2018

In mass address, China's Xi calls for total party loyalty
Reuters, January 11, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

再被揭熟知僭建條例 鄭若驊曾打涉非法結構官司 (Justice chief Teresa Cheng found of representing client in illegal structure lawsuit in 2003)
Apple Daily, January 12, 2018

Labor Party reports Justice Sec. Teresa Cheng to police, alleging she made false bank statements
Hong Kong Free Press, January 12, 2018

NGO urges Hong Kong gov’t to respect prisoners’ rights ahead of UN report
Hong Kong Free Press, January 12, 2018

Will Hong Kong government’s new budget change life for low-income workers?
South China Morning Post, January 12, 2018

Commentary (评论)

How Myanmar fits into China’s global power ambitions
Quartz, January 12, 2018

筆陣:須深思如何操作一國兩制 (A deep reflection is needed to implement “One Country, Two Systems”)
Mingpao, January 12, 2018

我是否已被統戰了? (Have I been united under the United Front?)
Apple Daily, January 10, 2018