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 20, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

余文生律师昨遭正式逮捕 羁押在徐州看守所 (Rights lawyer Yu Wensheng confirmed of being arrested for subversion, obstructing officers)
Weiquanwang, April 20, 2018

「六四天網」創辦人 黃琦獄中腎衰竭病危 (Pro-democracy website founder Huang Qi critically ill in prison, suffers from kidney failure)
Mingpao, April 20, 2018

Xinjiang authorities use “burial management centers” to subvert Uyghur funeral traditions
Radio Free Asia, April 19, 2018

Wife of jailed Taiwan activist discusses human rights in U.K.
Focus Taiwan, April 19, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

China inaugurates new state media group
Xinhua News Agency, April 20, 2018

Study: Chinese-American immigrants fall prey to WeChat’s misinformation problem
Columbia Journalism Review, April 19, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

广东省原民代幼教师的诉求书——落实教育部文件,依法解决原民办、代课及幼儿教师补偿与养老金问题 (Guangdong school teachers petition for fair pay and benefits)
Weiquanwang, April 20, 2018

Three-week strike at Flex ends after Zhuhai trade union puts stability first
China Labor Bulletin, April 19, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

央视曝光河南产值百亿“污染园区”:村民收钱不愿反映问题 (Exposed: Henan ceramic industrial campus pays villagers hush money in effort to hide serious water, land pollution)
China Central Television, April 19, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

上交会丨从认脸到识人,跨镜追踪技术让犯罪分子无处可逃 (Chinese company achieves breakthrough on Person Re-Identification technology—aka “multi-camera tracking”—that enables tracking without clear facial recognition)
The Paper, April 19, 2018

德国认证机构:华为5G基站获准进入欧盟市场 (Huawei’s 5G base station approved to enter EU market)
Xinhua News Agency, April 19, 2018

向着网络强国阔步前行——党的十八大以来网信事业发展述评 (Xinhua summarizes Party’s work on Internet and informatization since Xi Jinping took office, highlights “creating a clean and upright cyberspace” and “revolutionizing the global Internet governance system”)
Xinhua News Agency, April 19, 2018

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

US urged to act immediately to save its systems from the “growing threat of Chinese cyber theft”
South China Morning Post, April 20, 2018

Xi Jinping claims progress on national security in meeting of secretive commission
South China Morning Post, April 20, 2018

China challenged Australian warships in South China Sea: Australian media
Reuters, April 20, 2018

China air force again circles Taiwan in “sacred mission”
Reuters, April 19, 2018

Taiwan calls Chinese military drills a threat to region
Associated Press, April 19, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Qiao Xiaoyang’s mission to “promote and popularize” Chinese constitution in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, April 20, 2018

喬曉陽來港宣講憲法 湯家驊引述:港獨非言論自由 是違憲問題 (Ronny Tong quotes Qiao Xiaoyang: Hong Kong independence is not freedom of speech, it is unconstitutional)
HK01, April 20, 2018

Insufficient proof to prosecute lawmaker Junius Ho after remarks on “killing” independence advocates – police
Hong Kong Free Press, April 20, 2018

Colonial street names and royal cyphers on postboxes will not be removed, says Hong Kong gov’t
Hong Kong Free Press, April 20, 2018

Democrats urge ex-leader CY Leung to reveal documents to prove his version of facts in HK$50m payment row
Hong Kong Free Press, April 19, 2018

Hong Kong localist Edward Leung accused of using parade as “smokescreen” to defy police during Mong Kok riot
South China Morning Post, April 19, 2018

Commentary (评论)

Five ways China's past has shaped its present
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 20, 2018

Trump’s incredibly risky Taiwan policy
China File, April 19, 2018