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.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Xi Jinping tells parliament China must not be complacent
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 20, 2018

最高法:案件当事人婚姻登记等信息被纳入查询范围 (Supreme People’s Court and Ministry of Civil Affairs to share social credit information including marriage status, social organization registration, individual income, and a “blacklist of dishonest people or groups”)
The Paper, March 19, 2018

专访:用李明哲案件恐吓整个台湾 (China use Lee Ming-Che case to scary Taiwan)
Deutsche Welle, March 19, 2018

Xinjiang authorities up detentions in Uyghur majority areas of Ghulja city
Radio Free Asia, March 19, 2018

China improves social credit system
Xinhua News Agency, March 19, 2018

浙江发布首起对编外人员使用监察留置措施案件 (Zhejiang Provincial Supervision Commission unprecedentedly “retains in custody” (liuzhi) a worker who is neither a Party member nor public servant)
Xinhua News Agency, March 16, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

Soldiers put on social credit blacklist for leaving service
Sixth Tone, March 19, 2018

India: Chinese hackers spying on Indians using WhatsApp, warns army
Deutsche Welle, March 19, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Detained Chinese environmental worker released after public outcry
Radio Free Asia, March 19, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Five important takeaways from China’s national people’s congress
The New York Times, March 19, 2018

China's radical plan to limit the populations of Beijing and Shanghai
The Guardian, March 19, 2018

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

Xi Jinping warns he is ready to “fight bloody battles” against China's enemies
The Guardian, March 20, 2018

The Taiwan travel act in context
The Diplomat, March 19, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Hongkongers may be barred from elections over “end one-party dictatorship” slogans, says top Beijing delegate
Hong Kong Free Press, March 20, 2018

Hong Kong election disqualification for those who lobby against one-party rule a “betrayal” to city values
South China Morning Post, March 19, 2018

Hong Kong’s Chinese national anthem law “shouldn’t include rule for schools”, legal scholar says
South China Morning Post, March 19, 2018

Insult China’s national anthem at your peril
Human Rights Watch, March 19, 2018

年輕大狀陳偉彥:大律師本應無畏無懼 (Young Barrister Joe Chan says “Barrister should be fearless”)
Standnews, March 19, 2018

Two Hong Kong activists admit roles in anti-Beijing protest, where crowds thronged liaison office and charged at officers
South China Morning Post, March 19, 2018

Commentary (评论)

The voters speak, and surprise: Democrats no longer do “better than expected”
Hong Kong Free Press, March 20, 2018

習近平會做「終身領導人」嗎? (Will Xi rule for life?)
The New York Times, March 20, 2018

Xi reforms will tighten his control over China
Financial Times, March 19, 2018