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.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

被屈颠覆政权后又被吊销执照律师李和平拒出席听证会 (Li Heping, law license revoked for charge of subverting state power, refuses to attend hearing)
Radio France Internationale, May 17, 2018中国/20180517-被屈颠覆政权后又被吊销执照律师李和平拒出席听证会

Access to Information (信息公开)

天津把宪法精神送到千家万户 (Tianjin launches campaign to ensure over 4 million families have copies of the Constitution, know its "spirit")
Legal Daily, May 14, 2018

最高法:红色经典作品引发报酬纠纷,也不得判令停止表演 (Supreme People’s Court forbids courts to suspend performances of “red classics” even when compensation disputes are involved)
The Paper, May 14, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China rejects appeal on behalf of Nobel Prize winner's widow
Voice of America, May 17, 2018

China's LGBT community treads cautiously amid intolerance
Reuters, May 17, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

172位美众议员联名致函WHO秘书长强烈敦促无条件让台湾参与WHA (In joint letter to WHO, 172 U.S. Congress members strongly urge Taiwan’s unconditional participation in World Health Assembly)
Radio France Internationale, May 17, 2018中国/20180517-172位美众议员联名致函who秘书长强烈敦促无条件让台湾参与wha

国际社会推新一波拯救刘霞努力中国当局警告尊重中国主权与司法 (As international community shows new round of support for Liu Xia, Chinese authorities warn diplomats to respect Chinese sovereignty and judicial power)
Radio France Internationale, May 17, 2018中国/20180517-国际社会推新一波拯救刘霞努力中国当局警告尊重中国主权与司法

美专家: 中国以“一带一路”为掩护,输出专制破坏民主 (U.S. experts: China’s Belt and Road is a cover for exporting autocracy, destroying democracy)
Voice of America, May 17, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

空姐搭车遇害后滴滴宣布整改措施 (Didi Kuaidi rolls out new regulations for drivers after flight attendant murder)
Financial Times, May 17, 2018

移动搜索亟待堵“黑洞”(e调查) (Online survey: “Black holes" in mobile searching should be regulated)
People's Daily, May 17, 2018

China’s Toutiao has a new mission: To shape correct public opinion
China Money Network, May 17, 2018

Lenovo founder in public backlash for “unpatriotic 5G standards vote”
TechNode, May 16, 2018

China, where Facebook is banned, could make $5 billion for the company this year
Quartz, May 16, 2018

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

Does China have a “blacklist” of Taiwan “separatists”?
The Diplomat, May 17, 2018

Chinese mass-indoctrination camps evoke Cultural Revolution
Associated Press, May 17, 2018


Former inmates of China’s Muslim "reeducation" camps tell of brainwashing, torture
Washington Post, May 17, 2018

What really happens in China’s “re-education” camps
中国如何对少数民族进行 “教育转化”
The New York Times, May 16, 2018

New evidence for China’s political re-education campaign in Xinjiang
Jamestown Foundation, May 15, 2018

China to bar India-educated Tibetan monks from teaching
India Today, May 15, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

又有记者被打林郑只说“遗憾”亲共议员阻立法会讨论 (Carrie Lam merely calls beating of Hong Kong reporter “regrettable,” pro-Beijing Legco members block discussion)
Radio France Internationale, May 17, 2018中国/20180517-又有记者被打林郑只说遗憾亲共议员阻立法会讨论

Nathan Law quits as chairman of Demosisto, the Hong Kong localist party he founded with Joshua Wong, after “political storms”
South China Morning Post, May 17, 2018

Chinese Constitution applies to gaps in Hong Kong’s Basic Law, minister Patrick Nip says in talk about calls for end to “one-party dictatorship”
South China Morning Post, May 17, 2018

Lawmaker Cheng Chung-tai keeps his seat after legislature votes on flag-flipping incident
Hong Kong Free Press, May 17, 2018

Commentary (评论)

Right of journalists to gather news in China must be protected
South China Morning Post, May 17, 2018

Argument: On China’s new Silk Road, democracy pays a toll
Foreign Policy, May 16, 2018