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, June 19, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Beijing is holding U.S. citizens “hostage” in China
The Daily Beast, June 18, 2018

人民法院组织法修订草案二审 领导干部干预司法活动或将被追责 (Draft Amended Organic Law of the People’s Courts to impose liabilities on judicial interference by key officials)
Xinhua Net, June 19, 2018

人民检察院组织法修订草案二审稿提交审议 (Draft Amended Organic Law of the People’s Procuratorates to expand supervisory power over administrative agencies)
Legal Daily, June 19, 2018

China’s forced TV confessions report now out in Chinese
Boxun, June 19, 2018

揭露电视认罪:背下警方写好的台词 (Safeguard Defenders publishes report on China’s forced TV confessions)
Deutsche Welle, June 19, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

Japanese airlines make Taiwan name switch to “China Taiwan” on websites
South China Morning Post, June 19, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

火车司机北京纪念铁路工人节遭维稳 (Three railroad workers arrested for advocating establishment of World Railroad Workers Day)
Voice of America, June 19, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

“三公”消费做假账,严查!(监督哨) (Heightened scrutiny of false claims for reimbursement on travel, entertainment, and meals)
People's Daily,June 19, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Beijing subway to install facial recognition as fears grow of China surveillance powers
The Telegraph, June 19, 2018

Traffic police in southern Chinese city target drivers with hi-tech cameras
South China Morning Post, June 17, 2018

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

China adds to nuclear arsenal amid military modernisation drive
South China Morning Post, June 18, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

时代广场拟申禁制令 刘晓波铜像移师百德新街 (Liu Xiaobo statuemoves to Paterson Street due to Times Square owner’s demand), June 19, 2018

Organisers of Hong Kong democracy march say police are infringing freedoms as protesters warned of possible arrest
Hong Kong Free Press, June 19, 2018

游蕙祯:香港政治和我们的想象完全不同了 (Convicted former Hong Kong legislative council member: Hong Kong law is being used to crack down on political dissidents)
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 19, 2018

香港记者协会对《国歌条例草案》建议内容之意见书 (Hong Kong Journalists Association: National Anthem Bill impairs freedom of expression), June 20, 2018

Commentary (评论)

Comparing the brainwashing of Uighurs with the party’s anti-Falun Gong campaign
China Change, June 18, 2018

Inside the Chinese censorship rabbit hole
Sup China, June 19, 2018