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, March 15, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese crackdown separates Pakistani husbands from Uyghur wives
The Guardian, March 15, 2018

Uyghur teenager dies in custody at political re-education camp
Radio Free Asia, March 14, 2018

国务院办公厅关于印发国务院2018年立法工作计划的通知 (Draft legislations to be forwarded by State Council to NPC Standing Committee for review in 2018: Regulations of Internet Protection of Minors, draft Encryption Law, Regulations on Registration and Administration of Social Organizations, revised Regulations on Open Government Information)
Central People’s Government, March 14, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

文艺界政协委员探讨影视剧如何讲好中国故事 (CPPCC member from field of art and literature: ”Our films, TV dramas should go to Europe and America” to spread “socialist core values”)
China Youth Daily, March 14, 2018

被控传播非法信息 新疆8名维族哈族网民被刑拘 (Xinjiang cirminally detains 8 Uyghurs and Kazakhs for allegedly spreading “illegal information”)
Radio Free Asia, March 14, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Guangdong workers show once again how collective bargaining should be done
China Labor Bulletin, March 14, 2018

中国曹顺利人权团队部分人权捍卫者上街举牌纪念曹顺利被迫害致死4周年 要求联合国彻查曹顺利死亡真相 (Human rights defenders hold placards to commemorate Cao Shunli, demand UN investigation)
Weiquanwang, March 14, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

How a new health commission could help reduce smoking in China
South China Morning Post, March 15, 2018

As the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders turns 20, China wages a multi-pronged attack on rights defenders
China Change, March 14, 2018

China tells Vatican it's fighting illegal organ transplants
Associated Press, March 14, 2018

Wang Yang: the “down-to-earth liberal” taking on China’s top advisory job
South China Morning Post, March 14, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Alibaba says future of e-commerce to be more personalized
Xinhua News Agency, March 15, 2018

WeChat joins list of Chinese technology banned by overseas militaries on security worries
South China Morning Post, March 14, 2018

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

Is Beijing planning to take Taiwan back ... by force?
South China Morning Post, March 15, 2018

指中國無聲侵略 新書出版曾受阻 澳教授:澳洲人是時候發聲 (Clive Hamilton calls Australian to speak out against Chinese influence at book launch)
Stand News, March 14, 2018

China’s domestic security spending: An analysis of available data
The Jamestown Foundation, March 12, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong's judges voice fears over China influence in judiciary
Reuters, March 15, 2018

「投2號」可拿民建聯福袋? 民協區議員獲錄音 指或違選舉舞弊條例 (“Those who vote for No.2 can get a DAB gift pack”, pro-Beijing party accused of by-election fraud)
Stand News, March 15, 2018

Hong Kong voters are rational and by-election result was expected, says Beijing’s former top man in city Wang Guangya
South China Morning Post, March 14, 2018

Ex-Hong Kong leaders Tung Chee-hwa and CY Leung chosen as vice-chairs of China’s top advisory body again
Hong Kong Free Press, March 15, 2018

Activist Agnes Chow indicates she may challenge decision to bar her from by-election
Hong Kong Free Press, March 14, 2018

“She didn’t even let me enter”: 1 in 4 kindergartens unfriendly towards ethnic minority students, survey finds
Hong Kong Free Press, March 14, 2018

I find Xi Jinping “more and more charismatic and admirable”, says Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam
Hong Kong Free Press, March 14, 2018

Commentary (评论)

取消國家主席任期限制的論述偏向 (Deviated angle in reporting Xi removing term limits)
Mingpao, March 15, 2018

Liberals had high hopes for the Chinese constitution – then came the ultimate insult
Hong Kong Free Press, March 15, 2018

Were the by-election results a “stunning defeat” for Hong Kong’s democrats? Not quite
Hong Kong Free Press, March 14, 2018

Hong Kong’s pan-democrats might find their missing by-election voters among indifferent young people
South China Morning Post, March 15, 2018

What is it like to be Black in China?
Inkstone, March 14, 2018

Congressional-Executive Commission on China 2017 Annual Report
2017 年年度报告执行摘要中文译文
Congressional-Executive Commission on China, March 14, 2018