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.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

北京一中院:对于律师的调查取证申请,办案机关必须予以回应 (Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People’s Court: Case handling agency must respond to lawyer's application for investigation and evidence collection)
The Paper, June 13, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

China formally arrests author who penned article criticizing president's speech
Radio Free Asia, June 13, 2018

警方:一男子造谣称重庆医科大学落马校长自杀身亡,被拘3日 (Netizen jailed for 3 days for spreading fake suicide news regarding disgraced university president in Chongqing via Wechat)
Shang You News, June 13, 2018

民航局公布首批86名失信人被禁乘飞机1年 (Civil Aviation Administration of China releases list of 86 defaulters with one-year air travel bans)
People’s Daily, June 13, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Tycoon Gu Chujun’s case review provides latest test of China’s treatment of private sector
South China Morning Post, June 13, 2018

Chinese women struggle for workplace equality
Financial Times, June 13, 2018

廣州漢羈押期間亡 家屬逾2年後獲悉遺體將火化 (Family members of Zhang Liumao, who died mysteriously in detention, receive cremation notice after being denied right to view Zhang’s body for 2 years)
Oriental Daily News, June 13, 2018

流亡藏人丹增唯色:中国境内家属遭拘押迫害 (Chinese authorities detain and harass family members of exiled Tibetan Tenzin Woeser)
Radio Free Asia, June 12, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

In China’s far west, companies cash in on surveillance program that targets Muslims
Foreign Policy, June 13, 2018

美大學研發十億像素超級相機 落入中國變大規模監控工具 (1 billion pixel super camera developed by U.S. university became mass monitoring tool in China)
The Stand News, June 13, 2018美大學研發十億像素超級相機-落入中國變大規模監控工具

How a powerful spy camera invented at Duke ended up in China’s hands
The Wall Street Journal, June 11, 2018

滴滴:即将局部恢复顺风车夜间订单,但男车主只能接男乘客 (Didi to resume late night ride sharing services, drivers and riders must be of same sex)
The Paper, June 13, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Under new plan, Hong Kong’s rural election candidates may have to sign form pledging allegiance to China
Hong Kong Free Press, June 13, 2018

No gov’t investigation into Mong Kok unrest following sentencing of localist Edward Leung, says Hong Kong leader
Hong Kong Free Press, June 13, 2018

Law Society trailblazer to speak her mind
The Standard, June 13, 2018

HKSAR LegCo finishes second reading of XRL co-location bill
Xinhua, June 13, 2018

立會通過一地兩儉草案二讀 五民主派議員被驅離會議廳 (LegCo finishes second reading of XRL co-location bill, 5 pan-democracy members kicked out of chamber)
Think Hong Kong, June 13, 2018

警員到立法會蒐證 梁君彥指有職員執勤受傷感遺憾 (Police arrive at LegCo to gather evidence, Andrew Leung regretful about injured staff members)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 13, 2018

毛孟靜對警方到會議廳蒐證表示非常遺憾 指惡人先告狀 (Claudia Mo disappointed about police officers gathering evidence inside LegCo chamber: “The thief cries thief”)
Radio Television Hong Kong, Juen 13, 2018