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, March 26, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

中华人民共和国监察法(全文) (Supervision Law of PRC (full text))
Xinhua News Agency, March 26, 2018

中华人民共和国国家监察委员会举行揭牌和宪法宣誓仪式 赵乐际出席并在机关干部大会上讲话 (Secretary of CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection at inauguration of National Supervisory Commission: It should consciously safeguard Xi Jinping’s core status and obey CPC Central Committee)
Xinhua News Agency, March 23, 2018

Pakistanis distressed as Uyghur wives vanish into China’s shadowy network of “reeducation centers”
Agence France-Presse, March 26, 2018

China allows wife of Taiwan activist to visit him in prison
Associated Press, March 26, 2018

为孙子网购火柴枪 厦门男子一审获刑两年 (Man sentenced to 2 years for buying "match gun" online for grandson)
The Beijing News, March 26, 2018

基督徒曹三强被判刑七年 (China jails underground Church priest and believer to up to 7 years)
Radio Free Asia, March 25, 2018

Shanghai Public Security Bureau: No canceling of hukou for Chinese living abroad
What’s On Weibo, March 25, 2018

山东记者齐崇怀坐牢逾10年获释 构陷官员已升职 (Journalist spends over 10 years in Shandong prison as official that framed him gets promoted)
Radio Free Asia, March 23, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

Tatt’s your lot: Chinese Football Association bans players from showing their ink during matches
South China Morning Post, March 26, 2018

Shining a cleansing light on China’s dark secrets
The New York Times, March 23, 2018

China bans mashups, spoofs and re-dubs of “classic literary works” in online media
中国发文禁重编经典文艺作品 网民集体炮轰
Radio Free Asia, March 23, 2018

China cracks down on video parodies
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 23, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

傳北大元培學院三正副院長辭職抗議修憲 籲師生「拒做犬儒」文章幾全遭刪除 (Peking University deans reportedly resign in protest of constitution amendments, urging staff and students to “refuse cynicism”)
Mingpao, March 24, 2018

李沉簡:挺直脊樑,拒做犬儒 (Li Chenjian: Stand tall and refuse cynicism)
Inmediahk, March 25, 2018

关于印发《2018年民政部业务主管的社会组织党建工作要点》的通知 (Ministry of Civil Affairs: Social organizations under MCA supervision to strengthen Party building)
Ministry of Civil Affair Social Organization Administration Bureau, March 23, 2018

What Chinese high school students learn in America
China File, March 23, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China issues three-day smog alert and orders factories to cut output by 50%
The Independent, March 25, 2018

Grinding poverty in China – is Xi Jinping’s alleviation campaign making any difference?
South China Morning Post, March 25, 2018

China brings warm words to U.N., and rights activists feel a chill
The New York Times, March 23, 2018

China: UN experts concerned about health of jailed rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong
中国: 联合国专家对被监禁人权律师江天勇的健康状况表示关切
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, March 23, 2018

U.N. rights experts urge China to provide care for rights lawyer
Reuters, March 23, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

声纹认证技术助力我国网络身份认证建设 (China develops voiceprint recognition technologies for identity authentication online)
Xinhua News Agency, March 19, 2018

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

Why borrowers on China’s Belt and Road will go from Euphoria to depression
South China Morning Post, March 26, 2018

“The biggest game changer in 100 years”: Chinese money gushes into Sri Lanka
The Guardian, March 26, 2018

Dutton's department denies delaying Chinese student visas for political reasons
The Guardian, March 23, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

7 protesters to plead guilty to criminal contempt over Mong Kok Umbrella Movement camp clearance
Hong Kong Free Press, March 26, 2018

”How can she now say she represents us?”: Hong Kong’s poorly housed reject city leader Carrie Lam using their plight to back controversial land plans
South China Morning Post, March 26, 2018

Philippines recalls Hong Kong labor attaché, known for his strong anti-human trafficking views, sparking outrage
South China Morning Post, March 26, 2018

Hong Kong pro-democracy party defends acceptance of donation from city leader Carrie Lam
South China Morning Post, March 26, 2018

Worker News: Hongkongers run website reporting from the grassroots side of labor disputes
Hong Kong Free Press, March 25, 2018

Hong Kong’s ethnic minorities: we are not a burden, but an opportunity our government is ignoring
Hong Kong Free Press, March 25, 2018

“Foreword to Hong Kong’s national anthem law will promote patriotic spirit”
South China Morning Post, March 23, 2018

Commentary (评论)

陳紹銘:口說關心劏房兒童 心中更愛高球權貴 (Carrie Lam claims to care about children living in sub-divided apartments, but she loves the golf-playing elites much more)
Inmediahk, March 26, 2018

Are loving China and the Communist Party the same thing? Hong Kong and Beijing each grapple with question
South China Morning Post, March 25, 2018

大學怪談﹕向大學派錢,錢往哪裏去了?(Tale of university: With all the resources allocating to Hong Kong universities, where does the money go?)
Mingpao, March 25, 2018

憲法是根本大法,還是一紙空文?(Is Constitution the cornerstone of state, or merely a piece of paper?)
Mingpao, March 25, 2018

Curating revolution
China File, March 23, 2018

Guerrilla ideology
Deutsche Welle, March 22, 2018