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 31, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Beijing kindergarten teacher indicted for abuse of children in her care
Radio Free Asia, May 30, 2018

Man jailed for 6 months for stepping on Chinese flag
The Telegraph, May 30, 2018

曾与默克尔总理会面 709律师家属出行受限 (Family member of 709 lawyer who met German Chancellor Angela Merkel restricted from travel)
Deutsche Welle, May 31, 2018

「709」律師王宇:公安用兒子要脅她,被逼上央視認罪 (709 lawyer Wang Yu: Public security used son to coerce her CCTV confession)
Standnews, May 31, 2018律師王宇-公安用兒子要脅她-被逼上央視認罪/

Hong Kong’s Cardinal Zen calls for release of underground Hebei bishop Cui Tai
Hong Kong Free Press, May 31, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

China issues rules to get tough on academic integrity
Reuters, May 30, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

In rare reversal, China court overturns magnate's decade-old graft conviction
Reuters, May 31, 2018

方政、杨建利回忆六部口事件 吁勿忘六四 (Fang Zheng and Yang Jianli look back on Liubukou Incident, urge not to forget June 4th)
Radio Free Asia, May 30, 2018

709律师王全璋妻子李文足:国际关注肯定有作用 (Li Wenzu, wife of 709 lawyer Wang Quanzhang: Pressure from international community definitely effective)
Voice of America, May 30, 2018

Bust of Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo erected outside Hong Kong’s Times Square in bid to build support for June 4 vigil
South China Morning Post, May 31, 2018

支聯會於時代廣場外放劉曉波人像雕塑悼念六四 (Hong Kong Alliance displays statue of Liu Xiaobo in Times Square in commemoration of June 4th)
Radio Television Hong Kong, May 31, 2018

美使馆微博发布中文版人权报告引发网民热议 (U.S. embassy releases Chinese version of Human Rights Report on Weibo, creates controversy among netizens)
Radio Free Asia, May 30, 2018

“港人没责任推动中国民主”大学学生会不办六四悼念 (“Hong Kongers are not obligated to promote democracy in China,” HKUSU will not organize June 4th commemoration)
Radio France Internationale, May 31, 2018港澳台/20180531-港人没责任推动中国民主大学学生会不办六四悼念

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Revealed: The advanced surveillance “black tech” within reach of China’s police
Reuters, May 31, 2018

公安部辦裝備博覽會 展過百款監控設備 國產掃描器稱可破解手機密碼 (China-made device that can easily crack mobile passwords is demonstrated at China International Exhibition on Police Equipment along with over a hundred other monitoring devices)
Standnews, May 31, 2018公安部辦裝備博覽會-展過百款監控設備/

谷歌发布新应用 重返中国又进一步 (Google publishes new app, a big step towards returning to China)
Voice of America, May 31, 2018

Counterterrorism (反恐)

Xinjiang jails Uyghur civil servants over lack of enthusiasm for anti-extremist campaigns
Radio Free Asia, May 30, 2018

China's Shandong in security lockdown ahead of Shanghai summit
Radio Free Asia, May 28, 2018

Chinese armed police host international counter-terrorism forum
Sina, May 29, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Beijing “actions inconsistent with commitments” when it comes to Hong Kong's autonomy
Radio Free Asia, May 30, 2018

Crime and punishment in Hong Kong: How long, exactly, is a life sentence?
South China Morning Post, May 31, 2018

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam: I never handed over a fugitive to mainland China against U.S. wishes
Hong Kong Free Press, May 31, 2018

Hong Kong leader’s rejection of U.S. extradition request may harm “One Country, Two Systems,” says veteran lawmaker
Hong Kong Free Press, May 31, 2018

Hongkongers consider public order and rule of law to be more important than democracy, survey shows
South China Morning Post, May 31, 2018

Legislative Council passes motion to appoint two overseas judges to Hong Kong’s top court
Hong Kong Free Press, May 31, 2018

19-year-old Mong Kok protester sentenced to over 4 years in prison for rioting
Hong Kong Free Press, May 31, 2018

Locals told steer clear of China democracy bid
The Standard, May 31, 2018

Commentary (评论)

News of leftist Hong Kong bookstores an old chapter
South China Morning Post, May 31, 2018