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.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

江西卫计委回应妊娠超14周堕胎需出具证明:维护女孩生存权 (Jiangxi Health and Family Planning Commission defends restrictions on abortion as protecting unborn baby girls’ right to life)
Jiangxi Daily, June 22, 2018

China: new rules to prevent sex-selective abortions raise fears
The Guardian, June 22, 2018

女院长退休6年被查:曾获中国法官十杰 后任也被查 (Retired president of Changchun Intermediate Court and her successor under investigation for serious disciplinary and legal violations)
Beijing News, June 21, 2018

重庆两拆迁户中南海上访开庭受审 (Trial begins for Chongqing forced demolition protesters accused of “picking quarrels and provoking troubles”)
Radio Free Asia, June 22, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

In China, universities seek to plant “Xi Thought” in minds of students
Reuters, June 22, 2018

著名手机游戏因“支持多元价值”将在中国等7国下架 (Mobile game withdrawn from Chinese market for “supporting inclusion”)
Voice of America, June 22, 2018

批宗教政策 旅美学者演讲遭取消 (Scholar’s talk canceled for criticizing China’s anti-Islamic policies)
Ming Pao, June 21, 2018

Chinese holiday island to unlock Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for foreign visitors
South China Morning Post, June 22, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

浙江首例行政公益诉讼案宣判 行政行为被判违法 (In first case brought by Zhejiang procuratorate against local agency, court finds administrative actions of Bureau of Land and Resources unlawful)
Xinhua Net, June 22, 2018

China targets “perfunctory” officials in fight against pollution
South China Morning Post, June 22, 2018

中国数十名律师促废除“强制补碘”条例 (Lawyers urge abolition of mandatory iodization of table salt)
Radio Free Asia, June 22, 2018

四川甘孜藏人在“扫黑除恶”中受到严控 (Tibetans in Sichuan under heightened surveillance during “sweep black” campaign)
Radio Free Asia, June 21, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

MeToo席卷全球 中国女权却被噤声 (Feminist public social media accounts are shut down for over 100 days amid global MeToo movement)
Deutsche Welle, June 22, 2018

因发放“刘晓波衣冠冢”被拘 武汉张毅获释 (Activist released after administrative detention for setting up a memorial tomb for Liu Xiaobo)
Radio Free Asia, June 20, 2018

Chinese military veterans converge on Zhenjiang as protests swell
Radio Free Asia, June 22, 2018

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

陈一新:2020年“雪亮工程 ”基本实现全域覆盖全时可用 (Secretary of CPC Political and Legal Affairs Commission: “Project Dazzling Snow” will achieve full surveillance coverage by 2020 with urban and rural citizen participation)
The Paper, June 22, 2018

中国加大力度建设“雪亮工程” 将实现农村全覆盖 (“Project Dazzling Snow” to cover all rural areas)
Radio Free Asia, June 22, 2018

维族小国脚新疆被捕接受政治教育 国际球员协会吁中国放人 (FIFPro demands release of Uyghur soccer player arrested and sent to “political education”)
The Stand News, June 22, 2018維族小國腳新疆被捕接受政治教育-國際球員協會籲中國放人/

China escalates hacks against the U.S. as trade tensions rise
Wired, June 22, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Plan to enact mainland law at new Hong Kong Express Rail station hit with 3 more legal challenges
Hong Kong Free Press, June 22, 2018

Hong Kong challenges to co-location law will not force Beijing’s hand, says member of China’s top legislative body
South China Morning Post, June 22, 2018

谭惠珠:若司法覆核人大决定 本港法庭极可能不受理 (Hong Kong court unlikely to review constitutionality of NPCSC decision on co-location agreement, says member of Basic Law Committee)
Radio Television Hong Kong, June 22, 2018

Activists demand long-term policy for homeless people and halt to “meaningless” evictions in Sham Shui Po
Hong Kong Free Press, June 22, 2018

Gay lawmaker pushing for homosexual unions
The Standard, June 22, 2018

Commentary (评论)

The US withdrawal from the UNHRC is perfect for Xi Jinping and China
The Guardian, June 22, 2018

China’s Bigger Economic Threat
The Nation, June 22, 2018