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.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

RSF urges China to free citizen-journalist held at “black site” for six months
Reporters Sans Frontières, March 28, 2018

Beijing rights lawyers prevented from sending money to son studying overseas
Radio Free Asia, March 27, 2018

Xinjiang authorities detain Uyghurs “wanting to travel abroad”
Radio Free Asia, March 27, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

有企业规定不转发单位公号文章就扣钱, 有公司要求员工二十四小时打开定位系统, 一些企业内部管理奇葩规定有侵权之嫌 (Companies demand employees to turn on GPS 24/7, repost companies’ public account articles on personal WeChat or have pay docked)
Legal Daily, March 27, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

“一点也不在乎习近平”:新一波海外学运观察 (“Don’t give a damn about Xi Jinping”: New wave of student movement overseas)
The New York Times, March 28, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

吕梁原副市长张中生受贿10.4亿一审被判死刑 (Disgraced former deputy mayor sentenced to death penalty for accepting RMB 1.04 billion bribe)
The Beijing News, March 28, 2018

China and Russia accused of waging “war on human rights” at UN
The Guardian, March 27, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Xiaomi forms AI team to develop more leading edge products
Sina English, March 28, 2018

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

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un met China’s Xi Jinping on first foreign trip
Agence France-Presse, March 28, 2018

Exclusive: Satellite images reveal show of force by Chinese navy in South China Sea
Reuters, March 27, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong court urged to dismiss voter’s judicial review bid on pan-democrat’s election candidacy
South China Morning Post, March 28, 2018

Activist jailed again for desecrating flags
The Standard, March 28, 2018

Former Hong Kong chief executive Donald Tsang lodges appeal against order to pay HK$4.6 million court costs
South China Morning Post, March 28, 2018

Is Hong Kong “ceding” land to mainland China? Fears grow after revelation joint checkpoint at rail terminus will not operate under lease
South China Morning Post, March 28, 2018

Video: Drama at Express Rail Link meeting as democrats protest bid to move controversial bill forward
Hong Kong Free Press, March 27, 2018

保安上訴脫襲警罪 官斥警方過度武力不合理 (High Court acquits bar security over assaulting police charge, slams police for using excessive force)
Mingpao, March 27, 2018

Commentary (评论)

Is Xi flying too close to the sun?
The Diplomat, March 27, 2018

Li Ao, writer and political firebrand in Taiwan, dies at 82
The New York Times, March 26, 2018