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 27, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

余律师案情况通报: 许艳起诉澎湃新闻 (Xu Yan, wife of rights lawyer Yu Wensheng, sues The Paper for reporting fake news)
Weiquanwang, March 26, 2018

为获释访民接风洗尘 江苏10人以“寻衅滋事”被抓捕 (10 arrested in Jiangsu for welcoming out-of-prison petitioner)
Radio Free Asia, March 26, 2018

司法部召开部长办公会议 傅政华要求把习近平总书记的要求和人民的期待作为检验全系统工作的最高标准(Minister of Justice Fu Zhenghua: “Newly structured MOJ is first and foremost a political institution,” studying the important instructions of Xi Jinping should be top priority)
Legal Daily, March 26, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

“Call me by your name” joins an illustrious list of great films censored in China
Quartzy, March 27, 2018

China deletes posts about article calling on academics to resist thought control
北大元培学院副院长请辞 校方封锁消息
Radio Free Asia, March 26, 2018

北大元培學院院長亮相闢謠 (Dean of Peking University talks to party mouthpiece and denies resignation)
Sing Tao Daily, March 26, 2018

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

专访文革研究专家宋永毅:唯有甄别史料真伪,才能认识文革性质 (Song Yongyi: Cultural Revolution can only be understood when real history is separated from the fake)
The Initium, March 26, 2018

微博社区公告:关于处置发布违禁节目影片账号的公告和短视频发布重要提示 (Sina Weibo shuts down 436 and suspends 66 accounts for 30 days for posting “illegal” videos or links, SAPPRFT bans re-editing of classics)
Sina Weibo, March 23, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China accuses U.S. of arrogance for Xi criticism at rights forum
Reuters, March 26, 2018

At the U.N., China and Russia score win in war on human rights
Foreign Policy, March 26, 2018

Shanghai U-turn after outcry over revoking residency rights
South China Morning Post, March 26, 2018

观海解局:最高法一审判长与律师勾结,敛财数百万 (Supreme People’s Court judge found guilty of colluding with defense lawyer, accepting bribes of RMB 3 million)
Kanfanews, March 26, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Jaywalkers under surveillance in Shenzhen soon to be punished via text messages
South China Morning Post, March 27, 2018

扎克伯格刚刚登报道歉,李彦宏说中国人对隐私没那么敏感 (Robin Li, chief of Baidu, claims Chinese are not as sensitive in terms of privacy and love to trade it with convenience)
The Beijing News, March 27, 2018

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

China flies long-range bombers, fighter jets through Miyako Strait
The Diplomat, March 26, 2018

Taiwan scrambles jets as China's air force holds drill near island
The Independent, March 26, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Carrie Lam sorry HK$30k Democratic Party donation caused “inconvenience” and “anxiety”
Hong Kong Free Press, March 27, 2018

王志民讚林鄭立場堅定 稱習近平為香港注入正能量 (Wang Zhimin, head of Liaison Office, praises Carrie Lam for being firm, claims Xi Jinping “injects Hong Kong with positive energy”)
Mingpao, March 26, 2018

Ex-US consul-general says Beijing’s treatment of Hong Kong serves as a warning to Taiwan
Hong Kong Free Press, March 26, 2018

Civil claim slapped against former Hong Kong care home warden accused of molesting mentally disabled resident
South China Morning Post, March 26, 2018

Hong Kong families lose appeal against immigration rule denying stay of loved ones in city
South China Morning Post, March 26, 2018

Commentary (评论)

RFA独家:热热闹闹但是毫无法律含义——续评2018人大修宪 (Bao Tong on constitution amendments: Bustling with noise and excitement, but without any legal meaning)
Radio Free Asia, March 26, 2018

How onscreen “losers” mirror the lives of young professionals
Sixth Tone, March 26, 2018