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, April 06, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

监察全覆盖彰显震慑力 (Total coverage: Detention under Supervision Law sends shockwaves across the country)
People’s Daily, April 6, 2018

US lawmakers call for investigation of mass incarcerations, surveillance of Uyghurs in Xinjiang
Radio Free Asia, April 5, 2018

甄江华案通报:律师要求会见甄冮华 看守所称查无此人 (Human rights activist Zhen Jianghua denied access to legal counsel after 7 months in detention)
Weiquanwang, April 3, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

China’s media watchdog takes a tough line on content uploaded to popular sites
Abacus, April 5, 2018

Sunset for China’s “sunshine boy”
China Media Project, April 5, 2018

Crushing a rose under foot: Chinese authorities target Internet chat groups
China Change, April 4, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Sanitation workers are out on strike again in China
China Labor Bulletin, April 6, 2018

1,000 days on, wife of “vanished” Chinese lawyer Wang Quanzhang marches 100km for answers
Agence France-Presse, April 5, 2018

西安教师强烈要求根据教师法 给广大教师也下发同样的绩效工资的公开信 (School teachers in Xi’an write open letter demanding equal performance-related wages as civil servants)
Weiquanwang, April 3, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Life in a “coffin home”: how poverty drove six elderly men in China to share a 161 sq ft room
South China Morning Post, April 6, 2018

Tearful reunion highlights plight of China's missing children
Agence France-Presse, April 5, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Ex-Google executive opens a school for AI, with China's help
Wired, April 5, 2018

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

Taiwan is again becoming a flashpoint between China and America
The Economist, April 5, 2018

Chinese hackers targeting US firms’ financial data, report says
Bloomberg, April 5, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

“Worst precedent since handover”: Lawyers hit out at gov’t’s legal justification for joint checkpoint rail plan
Hong Kong Free Press, April 6, 2018

Attacks against academic Benny Tai may be paving way for controversial national security law, scholars warn
Hong Kong Free Press, April 6, 2018

林鄭月娥稱任何鼓吹港獨自決言論完全不能接受 (Carrie Lam claims any speech advocating for independence or self-determination “totally unacceptable”)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 6, 2018

No place for disruptive political protests at Chinese University, new president says
South China Morning Post, April 6, 2018

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge “scientifically proven to be safe” says Carrie Lam
South China Morning Post, April 6, 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

Commentary (评论)

The responsible use of freedom of expression is the way to defend it
South China Morning Post, April 5, 2018

必須遏止文化大革命2.0 (Cultural Revolution 2.0 must be stopped)
Inmediahk, April 6, 2018

How the West misread Xi: China abolished term limits to ensure effective governance, not one-man rule
South China Morning Post, April 5, 2018

Is gender equality at Chinese colleges a sham?
Sixth Tone, April 5, 2018