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, June 28, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese rights lawyer “forcibly medicated” in prison: family
Radio Free Asia, June 27, 2018

China locks up, tortures Muslims in “re-education camps”
Radio Free Asia, June 27, 2018

Rising star footballer is among more than a million Uyghurs sent to Chinese “re-education” camps
Global Voices, June 25, 2018

新疆当局虐待被扣少数民族招式曝光 (Brutal treatment of detained ethnic minorities in Xinjiang exposed)
Radio Free Asia, June 27, 2018

More than 2 dozen Uyghurs from one Xinjiang county perished in re-education camps
Radio Free Asia, June 27, 2018

Professor who called on Chinese president to resign faces subversion trial
Radio Free Asia, June 28, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

陈一新:应对国家政治安全风险挑战“一二三四五”对策 (CPC Political and Legal Affairs Commission Secretary highlights cyberspace as one of two strategic battlefields for safeguarding national and political security)
Chang An Jian (WeChat), June 28, 2018

衡水一中邯郸分校回应校门停放坦克争议:加强爱国主义教育 (Hengshui high school places 2 tanks at school gate to strengthen patriotic education)
The Paper, June 27, 2018

Mao 101: inside a Chinese classroom training the communists of tomorrow
The New York Times, June 28, 2018

Exclusive: China rejects US request for talks on airline website dispute
Channel NewsAsia, June 28, 2018

The one person in China who can’t talk about soccer during The World Cup
SupChina, June 27, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

内蒙古牧民抗议草场遭强占及官员贪腐 (Inner Mongolian herdsmen protest grassland seizure, official corruption)
Radio Free Asia, June 27, 2018

镇江市退伍军人维权遭镇压 3老兵失联疑在清场行动中死亡 (Three veterans still missing after protest forcefully disbanded as rumor of death spreads)
Radio Free Asia, June 27, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中纪委曝光:被撤副所长仍主持工作 两领导干部被问责 (Central Commission for Discipline Inspection makes public 7 leading cases of local government lapses)
People's Daily, June 27, 2018

安徽省政府原秘书长杨敬农受贿1760余万元 获刑10年 (Anhui government official found guilty of corruption, receives 10 years in prison)
Beijing News, June 27, 2018

安徽省政府原秘书长杨敬农一审获刑10年(Former Anhui Province secretary gets 10 years for accepting bribes)
Discipline Inspection and Surpervision of Anhui, June 27, 2918

陕西:适龄残疾儿童少年招生入学将实行 “全覆盖、零拒绝” (Shaanxi implements “all inclusive, zero rejection” admission policy for disabled children)
Xinhua, June 28, 2018

河南省信访局副局长李全胜接受纪律审查和监察调查 (Chief of Henan Bureau of Letters and Calls under investigation for corruption)
Xinhua, June 28, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

快手:永久封禁12个涉“庆阳女孩跳楼遭网络直播”事件账号 (Short video and social network company Kuai Shou permanently shuts down 12 accounts for live streaming suicide incident)
Modern Express, June 26, 2018

Chinese teenager’s suicide sparks #MeToo soul-searching, anger at onlookers
Hong Kong Free Press, June 28, 2018

China’s social credit system “could interfere in other nations’ sovereignty”
The Guardian, June 27, 2018

China’s hi-tech police state in fractious Xinjiang a boon for security firms
Agence France-Presse, June 27, 2018

中国高科技公司从新疆监控大获其利 (China's high-tech companies gain huge profits from monitoring in Xinjiang)
Radio Free Asia, June 27, 2018

Huawei wouldn't give Australian users' data to China, says chairman
The Guardian, June 27, 2018

Huawei chairman slams US lawmaker calls for its US education partnerships to be investigated
South China Morning Post, June 28, 2018

公安部拟将网络分为五个安保等级 严禁泄露个人信息 (Ministry of Public Security proposes 5 levels of protection for personal information online)
Chinanews, June 27, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong civil organization to send observers to monitor police actions during annual July 1 march
Hong Kong Free Press, June 27, 2018

Woman who reportedly asked for students’ details at Tiananmen vigil was plainclothes police officer
Hong Kong Free Press, June 27, 2018

浸大拒撤普通話畢業要求 學生批淡化訴求 (Hong Kong Baptist University refuses to drop Mandarin test as graduation requirement despite students' request)
Inmedia, June 28, 2018

Baptist University to keep controversial Mandarin graduation requirement, months after test spat
Hong Kong Free Press, June 28, 2018

Library user files legal challenge against Hong Kong libraries’ decision to remove LGBT-themed children’s books
Hong Kong Free Press, June 28, 2018

Commentary (评论)

Hong Kong: freedoms rapidly deteriorating
Human Rights Watch, June 27, 2018

終審法院本質上是一個政治法庭(文:邵善波) (Shiu Sin-Por: Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal is in its essence a political court)
Mingpao, June 28, 2018

【專訪】哥大人權學者司馬霑﹕犯法的不是政治人物,而是政府 (Interview with human rights scholar James Seymour: government—not political activists—is the law breaker)
The Stand News, June 28, 2018專訪-哥大人權學者司馬霑-犯法的不是政治人物-而是政府/