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.

Monday, April 09, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

內地維權律師王全璋妻子於天津疑遭國保帶走音訊全無 (Wife of detained rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang reportedly taken by police in Tianjin, remains incommunicado)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 9, 2018

Imperfect democracy: The way for marriage equality in Taiwan
The Diplomat, April 6, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

China isn’t happy about its newest Internet stars: Teenage moms
The New York Times, April 6, 2018

China to purge online video services
China Media Project, April 6, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Beijing court tells employers to resolve labor disputes through negotiation
China Labor Bulletin, April 9, 2018

沈阳案:北大“metoo”,制度与程序正义的迷思 (Multiple former students accuse Peking University professor of sexual assault: Myth of the system and procedural justice)
The Initium, April 9, 2018

As #MeToo movement gains traction in China, professor is sacked 20 years after alleged rape
South China Morning Post, April 7, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Hong Kong cardinal seeks conservative help to block a Vatican-China deal
Reuters, April 8, 2018

河南伊川教堂十字架面临强拆 安阳市全面登记“信仰人员” (Party-recognized church in Henan ordered to have cross removed, believers asked to register their IDs)
Radio Free Asia, April 6, 2018

Reunited after 24 years: rare happy ending for China's broken families
The Guardian, April 7, 2018

I take the calls at a Chinese suicide prevention hotline
Sixth Tone, April 6, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

A Chinese e-commerce giant is becoming a major investor in facial-recognition technology
Quartz, April 9, 2018

起底网络水军:三千元刷“10万+”阅读量,AI水军已上岗 (Investigation of “Internet Water Army”: RMB 3,000 buys 100,000 reads, AI “Water Army” is now online)
China National Radio, April 6, 2018

公安部拟规定:窃取个人信息即使不构成犯罪也处罚 (Ministry of Public Security drafts new rules: Theft of personal information will be penalized even if act does not constitute a crime)
Beijing Daily, April 6, 2018

公安部关于《公安机关互联网安全监督检查规定(征求意见稿)》公开征求意见的公告 (Ministry of Public Security solicits public opinions on Draft Regulations of Public Security Organs’ Supervision and Inspection of Internet Security)
Ministry of Public Security, April 4, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

In Pictures: Supporters of embattled academic Benny Tai rally to protect free speech in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Free Press, April 9, 2018


回應被指在台發表「港獨」言論 (Benny Tai responds to his alleged “Hong Kong independence” speech in Taiwan)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 6, 2018

影像特區﹕為戴耀廷拍張肖像照 (A portrait of Benny Tai and his reference books)
Mingpao, April 8, 2018

No taboo topics, scholars say, as they launch first ever academic journal on Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, April 8, 2018

In Pictures: Hong Kong activists demand release of China’s political prisoners
Hong Kong Free Press, April 7, 2018

Design docs suggest HK-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge breakwater blocks should sit above water, not below
Hong Kong Free Press, April 7, 2018

中大生遭拒入境澳門 曾任學生會被標籤「港獨」 (Former CUHK student union officer labeled as pro-independence and banned from entering Macau)
Apple Daily, April 7, 2018

Leslie Cheung: Asia's gay icon lives on 15 years after his death
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 30, 2018

Commentary (评论)

人民日报海外版:遏制“港独”需要落下实锤 (People’s Daily: Keeping a check on “Hong Kong independence” needs “action in accordance with the law”)
People’s Daily, April 9, 2018

Why supporters of Hong Kong’s joint checkpoint plan should not compare it to the US/Canada arrangement
Hong Kong Free Press, April 8, 2018

Hong Kong has a role to play in creating the “Chinese dream” – if it can tread the middle ground
South China Morning Post, April 8, 2018

從ROC到PRC,陳香梅的愛情和政治 (From Republic of China to People’s Republic of China: The love story and politics of Anna Chennault)
The Initium, April 6, 2018

I thought studying journalism outside of China would open doors. Now I’m not so sure.
China File, April 6, 2018

How far will China go?
Foreign Policy, April 6, 2018