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 11, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

“Active collaborators of the state”: Media outlets culpable in airing of Chinese TV “confessions,” report says
Hong Kong Free Press, April 11, 2018

Scripted and Staged: Behind the scenes of China’s forced TV confessions
RSDL Monitor, April 8, 2018

李文足稱約30人守在北京住所樓下 買水果亦被阻攔 (Li Wenzu, wife of rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang, escorted back to Beijing and put under house arrest)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 11, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

Police shut “privacy art” exhibit for displaying personal data
Sixth Tone, April 11, 2018

從《水形物語》到《銀翼殺手2049》 奧斯卡大片的「中國特供」 (Nude scenes in The Shape of Water and Blade Runner 2049 censored in Chinese theatres)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 8, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

黑龙江维权民师欲见中央巡视组遭扣押 (Thousands of school teachers in Heilongjiang petition for fair pay, some detained by authorities)
Radio Free Asia, April 10, 2018

环保组织申请公开广西救护穿山甲信息被拒,提行政诉讼获立案 (Environmental group sues forestry authority in Guangxi over pangolins trade information disclosure dispute)
The Paper, April 10, 2018

A voice for #Metoo from beyond the grave in China
The Sydney Morning Herald, April 10, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

中国出台新保甲制:保密监控上报 20户一网格 (Secrecy, surveillance and snitching: New community management system in China)
Radio Free Asia, April 10, 2018

乌鲁木齐规定市民需用身份证实名购票 (Ürümqi asks residents for IDs to buy subway tickets)
Radio Free Asia, April 10, 2018

Asia’s authoritarians are big fans of regulating Facebook
Foreign Policy, April 10, 2018

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

Revealed: China's nuclear-capable air-launched ballistic missile
The Diplomat, April 10, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Man jailed for 2 years 10 months for throwing brick at police during Mong Kok unrest
Hong Kong Free Press, April 11, 2018

“Hatred, contempt and ridicule”: Lawyers for ex-Hong Kong chief CY Leung say democrats are defaming him
Hong Kong Free Press, April 11, 2018

不为任何政权背书,我编辑了香港第一本中史教科书——专访人人书局田文忠 (Endorse no regime: The man who edited the first Chinese history textbook in Hong Kong)
The Initium, April 10, 2018

戴耀廷:我鼓励港人独立思考是踩到中共真正的红线 (My encouraging Hong Kongers to think independently was what crossed the CPC’s real redline)
Radio France Internationale, April 10, 2018

林鄭月娥稱有關戴耀廷言論不涉言論或學術自由 (Carrie Lam claims Benny Tai’s comment doesn’t involve freedom of speech or academic freedom)
Radio Television Hong Kong, April 11, 2018

Hong Kong protesters rally in support of disappeared rights lawyer, wife
香港团体中联办示威 抗议粗暴阻挠李文足寻夫
Radio Free Asia, April 10, 2018

抗爭九巴女車長申設工會獲批 (Defiant female bus driver at KMB allowed to set up trade union)
Apple Daily, April 10, 2018

Commentary (评论)

Hong Kong needs a strong feminist movement, and not just for its women
South China Morning Post, April 11, 2018

What China’s President Xi’s extended tenure means for Africa
The Conversation, April 10, 2018

China’s oppression reaches beyond its borders
The New York Times, April 9, 2018