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.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China airs video confessions from alleged associates of runaway tycoon Guo Wengui
Agence France-Presse, April 24, 2018

最高法司法部联合发文:律师不得以维权为由干扰庭审正常进行 (Supreme People's Court, Ministry of Justice: Lawyers can’t interfere with trial for rights defending reasons)
The Paper, April 24, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

北大前教授被控性侵 学生要求信息公开被约谈警告 (Peking University student warned, intimidated for demanding information disclosure following sexual assault allegation against former professor)
Voice of America, April 24, 2018

Translation: Open letter on Peking University #MeToo case
China Digital Times, April 23, 2018

广东省网信办指导腾讯依法查处一批违法违规公众号 (Guangdong Internet and Informatization Office instructs Tencent to investigate and handle a batch of public accounts for illegally operating Internet news services, distributing pornography, faking government accounts)
Cyberspace Administration of China, April 21, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China sexist adverts: Tech firms apologize after damning report
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 23, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China is planning provincial quotas for clean energy
China Dialogue, April 23, 2018

写在“百名红通”公布三周年之际:追逃未尽脚步不止 (Operation Skynet’s third anniversary: 4,058 fugitives returned to China, with 800 state employees among them)
China Discipline Inspection News, April 22, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

习近平:自主创新推进网络强国建设 (Xi Jinping on National Cybersecurity and Informatization Work Conference: Use the opportunity of the “One Belt One Road” initiative to promote cybersecurity cooperation with developing countries, build “21st Century Digital Silk Road”)
Xinhua News Agency, April 21, 2018

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

China conducts live fire combat drills in East China Sea: Xinhua
Reuters, April 24, 2018

Taiwan to stage military exercises simulating invasion amid tensions with mainland China
Reuters, April 24, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Carrie Lam: Textbook revisions ensure accuracy and Hong Kong people should not overreact
Hong Kong Free Press, April 24, 2018

Fearing political censorship, groups urge Hong Kong gov’t to clarify textbook review mechanism
Hong Kong Free Press, April 23, 2018

Mong Kok unrest: Protester says he did not know localist Edward Leung and was not a member of his party
Hong Kong Free Press, April 24, 2018

China office chief refuses to accept lawmaker’s painting featuring ex-Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping
Hong Kong Free Press, April 24, 2018

Hong Kong's “cardboard grannies”: the elderly box collectors living in poverty
The Guardian, April 24, 2018

Commentary (评论)

Benny Tai: Hong Kong should consider the many possible forms of China’s post-Communist future
Hong Kong Free Press, April 23, 2018