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, April 04, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

六四天网黄琦告腾讯构陷 黄母申请政府信息公开 (64tianwang creator Huang Qi sues Tencent for framing him, his mother makes open government information request)
Radio Free Asia, April 4, 2018

劉霞據報清明家中祭拜劉曉波 仍未接回丈夫骨灰盒 (Liu Xia reported to have commemorated Liu Xiaobo at home during Qing Ming, but hasn’t received his urn)
Mingpao, April 5, 2018

Life inside China’s social credit laboratory
Foreign Policy, April 3, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

聂辰席:建设电视剧强国,杜绝浮躁之风侵蚀电视剧健康肌体 (Director of State Administration of Radio and TV: TV dramas should not be overly entertaining, promote money worship, or distort history)
The Paper, April 4, 2018

违规卸载系统逃避监管 江西39家网吧遭省文化厅查处 (5000 Internet cafes in Jiangxi forced to install surveillance system to monitor video game contents)
Jiang Xi News, April 4, 2018

How China is trying to export its soft power
Deutsche Welle, April 5, 2018

Asia China targets sales of Bible online and in bookshops amid Vatican talks
Independent, April 5, 2018

中国电商《圣经》下架 (Bible pulled from online bookstores in China)
Deutsch Welle, April 4, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

王全璋失蹤1千日 政黨及團體發起遊行抗議 (Political parties and groups protest 1,000 days of Wang Quanzhang’s disappearance)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 5, 2018

北京有民眾到趙紫陽故居祭祀 鄰居冀平反六四及趙紫陽 (Beijing residents gather for Qing Ming at former residence of Zhao Ziyang, neighbor hopes his memory is vindicated and June 4th is commemorated)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 5, 2018

湖南4名尘肺矿工维权被拘留 (4 miners with lung disease detained for defending their rights)
Radio Free Asia, April 4, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中纪委:一个地方的网络热点不断一般都是政治生态不好的反映 (Central Commission for Discipline Inspection: Continuous recurrence of Internet incidents in same place reflects an unhealthy political ecology)
The Paper, April 5, 2018

汶川地震十周年 一批遇難學生家長到聚源中學遺址祭祀 (10 year anniversary of Sichuan Earthquake: Parents of student victims commemorate at ruins of Juyuan Middle School)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 5, 2018

China's law-enforcers are going global
The Economist, March 31, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

支聯會悼念六四死難者 稱不棄「結束一黨專政」口號 (Hong Kong Alliance commemorates June 4th victims, will not give up “end the one-party dictatorship” slogan)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 5, 2018

港近50社团联署支持戴耀廷向北京打压说不 (50 Hong Kong civil society groups sign joint letter opposing Beijing’s pressure on Benny Tai)
Radio Free Asia, April 4, 2018

Hong Kong democracy activists in call to “end one-party dictatorship” at June 4 ceremony despite earlier warning
South China Morning Post, April 5, 2018

No need to link Benny Tai’s independence comments to launch of national security laws, Hong Kong No 2 official says
South China Morning Post, April 5, 2018

Row over law scholar's independence remarks sparks concern in Hong Kong
Radio Free Asia, April 5, 2018

National Security & Counterterrorism (国家安全与反恐)

Police in Tibet offer cash rewards for tips on crime, disloyal behavior
Radio Free Asia, April 4, 2018

Commentary (评论)

Xi’s long march on American democracy
Foreign Policy, April 5, 2018

China’s hardened stance on Hong Kong and Taiwan
The Diplomat, April 4, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

中央政法委启动战略性全局性引领性的十大问题对策研究! (CPC Political and Legal Commission launches “strategic” policy research on 10 overarching topics, including how to realize “absolute Party leadership over political and legal work”)
Legal Daily, Apr 3, 2018

China insists on control of religion, dimming hope of imminent Vatican deal
The New York Times, April 4, 2018

我国宗教工作法治化水平不断提高,十多项法律法规保障宗教信仰自由 (China releases Religious Freedom White Paper: Multiple laws, regulations safeguard religious freedom, including National Security Law and Counterterrorism Law)
Legal Daily, Apr 3, 2018

《中国保障宗教信仰自由的政策和实践》白皮书 (White Paper: Policies and Practices Safeguarding Religious Freedom in China)
   Xinhua News Agency, Apr 3, 2017

Uyghur official arrested for sympathizing with political “Re-Education Camp” detainees
Radio Free Asia, April 3, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

China says it protects religious freedom, but the Bible is disappearing from online bookstores
Quartz, April 4, 2018

网游专项行动受理举报1636件立案236件 (In campaign to “purify the Internet’s cultural market,” Ministry of Culture and Tourism dispatched 120,000 officials, investigated 7,858 companies, and handled 1,636 cases)
Legal Daily, Apr 2, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China human rights: Wife marches for "vanished" husband
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 4, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

為什麼中國城市女性不願多生二孩?(Why don't Chinese urban women want a second child?)
Financial Times, April 4, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

With “Sharp Eyes”, smart phones and TV sets are watching Chinese citizens
Global Voices, April 3, 2018

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

China’s campaign against Uighur diaspora ramps up
Foreign Policy, April 3, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

大專聯批港府打壓言論學術自由 促收回言論道歉 (Confederation of Tertiary Institutes Staff Unions slams Hong Kong govt’s condemnation of Benny Tai as suppression of academic freedom, urges it to retract statement and make apology)
Mingpao, April 4, 2018

专访:我不支持“港独” (Benny Tai: “At this stage, I don’t support Hong Kong independence")
Deutsche Welle, April 3, 2018

HK-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge components found drifting from artificial island, as authority claims it may be an “illusion”
Hong Kong Free Press, April 3, 2018

Commentary (评论)

Why do we keep turning a blind eye to Chinese political interference?
The Conversation, April 4, 2018

戴耀廷鼓吹港獨?「假大空」政治新聞事件輿論戰 (Advocate for Hong Kong Independence? Disinformation warfare in Benny Tai incident)
The Initium, April 4, 2018

Xi Jinping should know that China’s rejuvenation must be peaceful, or it won’t happen at all
South China Morning Post, April 3, 2018

China's flawed model for peace
The Diplomat, April 3, 2018