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, May 07, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

河南著名人权捍卫者贾灵敏今日刑满获释 众多维权人士前往迎接 (Veteran human rights defender Jia Lingmin released from Henan prison after 4 years in jail)
Weiquanwang, May 7, 2018

709王全璋律师妻子李文足就王全璋失踪1029天向最高检提起第29次控告 竟遭法警强行驱离 (Police forces Li Wenzu, wife of rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang, out of Supreme People's Procuratorate)
Weiquanwang, May 4, 2018

Top Chinese rights lawyer banned from traveling to United States
Radio Free Asia, May 4, 2018

检察日报刊文:女性求职,面试官不应问“生不生二孩” (Procuratorate Daily: Employers should not ask about plans for a second child when interviewing female job seekers)
Procuratorate Daily, May 4, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

How China censors its Internet and controls information, from Great Firewall to 50 Cent Army: two new books explain
South China Morning Post, May 7, 2018

WeChat has blocked 500 million postings in fight against fake news
South China Morning Post, May 7, 2018

On this Chinese TV show, participants have nothing to lose but their chains
The New York Times, May 5, 2018

Living Marxism: the Chinese Communist party reasserts control
Financial Times, May 6, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

汶川地震十年系列—公民社会从爆发到沉寂的艰难之路 (From explosive flourishing to dead silence: The hard trail trekked by civil society 10 years after the Sichuan Earthquake)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 7, 2018

积分制要来了 境外NGO日子或将更难过 (Foreign NGOs face tougher days ahead as credit-rating mechanism looms)
Deutsche Welle, May 6, 2018

湖南省武冈市教师一千多人冒雨在市政府门前游行示威 (Over 1,000 school teachers in Hunan protest at government for fair pay)
Weiquanwang, May 6, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

【川震十年】遇難學生家長堅持追究責任 (Parents of students who died under shoddy school buildings during Sichuan Earthquake continue to demand accountability after 10 years)
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 7, 2018

回家 (Going home)
China Youth Daily, May 28, 2008

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

Forcing airlines to classify Taiwan, Hong Kong as Chinese territories is “Orwellian nonsense,” White House says
Agence France-Presse, May 6, 2018

Bishop warns Beijing against political pressure on Qantas over Taiwan
The Sydney Morning Herald, May 7, 2018

赵克志:坚持以习近平新时代中国特色社会主义思想为指导 全力做好新时代维护国家安全和社会稳定工作 (Minister of Public Security: Persist in Xi Jinping Thought, unwaveringly enhance Party leadership in political, legal, and public security work, defend national security and social stability in the New Era)
Legal Daily, May 4, 2018

When China and America spar over technology, it is about far more
The Economist, May 3, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

【暴動罪審訊】辯方結案:梁天琦錯在真誠有些幼稚的幻想 以為選舉遊行能阻警武力清場 (Mong Kok Unrest trial: In defendant’s closing speech, Edward Leung described as “genuine but somewhat native,” thinks starting a rally would stop police's forceful eviction)
The Stand News, May 7, 2018

Lawmakers expelled: Regina Ip plays hardball as row over Hong Kong cross-border rail plan gets heated
South China Morning Post, May 7, 2018

Motion to condemn democrat Ted Hui may be withdrawn after his arrest, says fellow lawmaker Regina Ip
Hong Kong Free Press, May 7, 2018

香港教科书审查争议──历史教育只能是传达国族情感的工具? (Hong Kong history textbook controversy: Is history education merely a tool to pass on nationalist sentiment?)
The Initium, May 7, 2018

Arguments over liberal studies refuse to die down as educators call for controversial Hong Kong school subject to be made elective
South China Morning Post, May 6, 2018

What happens when Hong Kong’s ethnic minority students are separated at school from ethnic Chinese children?
South China Morning Post, May 7, 2018

Out for the count? Hong Kong’s battered independence movement
Agence France-Presse, May 6, 2018

Hong Kong youth groups reject People’s Liberation Army foot drill pressure
Agence France-Presse, May 5, 2018

The Pillar of Shame: The history of Hong Kong’s harrowing tribute to the Tiananmen massacre victims
Hong Kong Free Press, May 5, 2018

陳帆稱香港絕大部分沉默大多數都支持高鐵 (Secretary for Transport and Housing Frank Chan claims the silent majority of Hongkongers support high-speed rail)
Apple Daily, May 5, 2018

Commentary (评论)

“New Era, New Thought, New Journey”: Chinese tech firms tilt toward the Communist Party
Hong Kong Free Press, May 6, 2018

In China’s digital era, the humble bulletin board still attracts readers… and secret policemen
Hong Kong Free Press, May 6, 2018

Confessions made in China
Chinoiresie, May 3, 2018

Is Hong Kong turning into Asia’s censored city?
The Global and Mail, May 2, 2018