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.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

傅政华:律师要自觉拥护党的领导拥护社会主义法治 做全面推进依法治国的奋斗者 (Minister of Justice Fu Zhenghua: Lawyers should conscientiously embrace Party leadership and “socialist rule of law,” fight to promote ruling the country by law)
Legal Daily, March 29, 2018

王乐泉在中国法学会研究会工作会议上强调,高举旗帜建设中国特色新型法学社团 (China Law Society Director Wang Lequan: Hold high the banner to build a new type of law study group “with Chinese characteristics” that connects the Party with legal practitioners)
Legal Daily, March 29, 2018

北京锋锐所被吊销执业证 合伙律师转所遥遥无期 (Beijing Fengrui law firm’s license revoked, partners have nowhere to go)
Radio Free Asia, March 29, 2018

“709”律师王宇汇款海外受阻 银行指天津公安下指令 (Bank says Tianjin public security ordered it to block overseas money transfer by 709 Lawyer Wang Yu)
Radio Free Asia, March 28, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

最高法:累计公开老赖信息990多万人次 (Supreme People’s Court has released personal information of 9.9 million “deadbeats,” restricted 10 million from buying flight tickets and 3.9 million from riding trains)
Legal Daily, March 29, 2018

China’s Communist Party tightens grip on media, message
Radio Free Asia, March 29, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

“玫瑰团队”遭持续打压 河南国保暴力胁迫退群 (Civil rights group “Rose Team” continually suppressed and coerced by Henan domestic security)
Radio Free Asia, March 28, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

国际人权组织:中国人权状况比5年前差得多 (International human rights organizations: situation in China has steeply worsened over past five years)
Voice of America, March 30, 2018

China’s Challenge to International Human Rights at UN Threatens Everyone: HRIC Submission to the Human Rights Council
Human Rights in China, March 30, 2018

Stakeholder submission by Human Rights In China
Human Rights in China, March 2018

人权组织呼吁释放记者、提李明哲案 (Human rights NGOs urge China to release journalists, also raise Lee Ming-Che case)
Deutsche Welle, March 30, 2018

Sweden could pressure China to release the author and publisher Gui Minhai… if it wished
Hong Kong Free Press, March 30, 2018

The Disappeared: China’s global kidnapping campaign has gone on for years. It may now be reaching inside U.S. borders
Foreign Policy, March 29, 2018

China’s Communist Party meets the world
Economist, March 28, 2018

India spurns the Dalai Lama’s celebration, worried about China
New York Times, March 29, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

中国:VPN整治大限将至 外企忧网络封锁升级 (China: Foreign businesses fear further limit on circumvention by VPN regulations)
Radio France International, March 30, 2018中国/20180330-中国vpn整治大限将至-外企忧网络封锁升级

China aims for near-total surveillance, including in people's homes
Radio Free Asia, March 30, 2018

The Chinese unknown that’s making Africa’s phones
Bloomberg, March 28, 2018

China hackers ordered to report software holes to spy agency
Financial Times, March 27, 2018

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

China steps up scrutiny of IP transfers to foreign firms on national security grounds
South China Morning Post, March 30, 2018

国办印发《知识产权对外转让有关工作办法(试行)》涉及技术出口外国投资者并购境内企业 (State Council new rules: cross-border intellectual property transfer to go through national security review)
Legal Daily, March 29, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

港议会「一地两检」案审议遭抗议被迫中断 (Co-location case in Hong Kong forced to stop by protest)
Radio Free Asia, March 28, 2018

Commentary (评论)

China’s new surveillance state puts Facebook’s privacy problems in the shade
Washington Post, March 27, 2018