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.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

維權律師余文生涉煽動顛覆國家政權在指定居所監視居住 (Rights lawyer Yu Wensheng put under residential surveillance at designated location for inciting subversion)
Radio Television Hong Kong, January 29, 2018

China rights lawyer charged with “inciting subversion”
Agence France-Presse, January 29, 2018

US “deeply concerned” over China detention of Swedish book publisher Gui Minhai
Agence France-Presse, January 28, 2018

中国异议人士张林抵美与女儿团聚 (Chinese dissident Zhang Lin arrives in the US and reunite with daughters)
Voice of America, January 27, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

南京警方:8名网民因编造散布“钱宝网”非法集资案件谣言被行拘 (Nanjing police arrests and detains 8 netizens for spreading “rumors” online about pyramid scheme)
The Beijing News, January 29, 2018

China cracks down on social media giant Weibo to maintain “social stability”
Deutsche Welle, January 28, 2018

人民日报痛批《黄河大合唱》被"恶搞":是对历史的亵渎 (People’s Daily slams spoofing of patriotic song as blasphemy of history)
People’s Daily, January 28, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

陳日君曾到梵蒂岡親向教宗就內地教會情況陳情 (Joseph Zen, former Bishop of Hong Kong, petition to Pope Francis in person in Vatican on half of mainland churches that are under Chinese suppression)
Radio Television Hong Kong, January 29, 2018

陳日君引述教宗已指示:別再讓教廷人員在內地受迫害 (Joseph Zen says Pope Francis has asked clergy to stop Bishops in China from being persecuted by CPC)
Mingpao, January 29, 2018

709案最后一人王全璋杳无音讯 公民“一人一照”吁让王全璋回家过年 (Citizens join photo campaign demanding release of rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang before China New Year)
Radio Free Asia, January 28, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

New rules sought to protect pre-school children
Shanghai Daily, January 29, 2018

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

中国称破获涉台间谍案 (China claims to have busted Taiwan espionage scheme in Jiangsu)
Voice of America, January 28, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong gov’t allows pro-democracy candidate Edward Yiu after rumors of ban
Hong Kong Free Press, January 29, 2018

港府與中國鐵路簽署備忘錄 特首:為高鐵開通奠定基礎 (SAR government inks memo with China Railway as leader Carrie Lam calls it laying the foundation for high speed rail)
Radio Television Hong Kong, January 29, 2018

张晓明:港青应关心祖国 对国家有情感才能做大事 (Zhang Xiaoming, head of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, urges Hong Kong youngsters to care about motherland, claiming they can only “achieve something great” if they have feelings for the country)
People’s Daily, January 29, 2018

Hong Kong bars democracy advocate from running for legislature
The New York Times, January 27, 2018

In Pictures: 2,000 Hongkongers protest ban on pro-democracy election hopeful Agnes Chow
Hong Kong Free Press, January 28, 2018

Commentary (评论)

我們不得不參與政治,只為那是我們活得像個人的尊嚴所在 (We have no choice but to get involved in politics, because that’s what makes us human and gives us dignity)
Inmediahk, January 29, 2018

除了粗口還可以講甚麼 (What else can we say other than foul language)
Apple Daily, January 29, 2018

Foul language in Hong Kong: it’s not what you say but how you say it
South China Morning Post, January 29, 2018

Agnes Chow’s disqualification does opposition a favor
South China Morning Post, January 29, 2018

Hong Kong’s new water cannon police trucks: if they don’t make your eyes water, the bill will
Hong Kong Free Press, January 28, 2018