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 29, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

“云上法庭”在厦门首发落地,人脸识别自动对比审核身份信息 (Xiamen launches “smart” court utilizing cloud computing technology)
Economic Daily, June 29, 2018

女高中生自杀引发对中国反性骚扰立法关注(High school girl suicide incident sparks discussion of sexual harassment legislation in China)
Radio Free Asia, June 28, 2018

中共黨員赴麥加朝覲被開除黨籍 中紀委:違反黨的政治紀律 (CPC member expelled from the Party for attending hajj at Mecca)
The Stand News, June 29, 2018中共黨員赴麥加朝覲被開除黨籍-中紀委-違反黨的政治紀律

Access to Information (信息公开)

The great firewall of China: Xi Jinping’s internet shutdown
The Guardian, June 28, 2018

Beijing welcomes Wall Street, but bans Hollywood, in “openness for business” push amid trade spat with Trump
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2018

China says US should tell airlines to change websites in Taiwan row
Channel NewsAisa, June 29, 2018

Students snitch on teachers as China pushes ideology on campus
VOA News, June 29, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

藏人代表在澳洲国会就西藏宗教状况作证 (Tibetan representatives testify at Australian parliament)
Radio Free Asia, June 28, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

江苏张家港通报沙钢污染事件处理:34名干部和责任人被问责 (Jiangsu steel factory pollution investigation holds 34 officials accountable)
The Paper, June 28, 2018

“公众满意度”将纳入基层政务公开试点评估标准 (“Public satisfaction” as assessment criterion of local governments’ services)
Legal Daily, June 28, 2018

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

China wants eyes and ears on every street
The Economist, June 28, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong gears up for annual protest as leader marks first year in office
Channel NewsAsia, June 29, 2018

七一遊行維園草坪起步 民陣籲市民避免衝突 歡迎沿途加入 (Civil Human Rights Front urges residents to join July 1 march along the way and avoid confrontation), June 28, 2018

港大學生會缺席七一遊行 會長:結束一黨專政非現時訴求 (Hong Kong University students opt out of July 1 march: ending one-party rule not a current demand), June 28, 2018

Prosecutions hobble Hong Kong activist leaders
VOA News, June 29, 2018

Hong Kong's democracy movement “needs new ideas”
Deutsche Welle, June 29, 2018

Hong Kong slams US report on human trafficking despite waiver keeping it off list of worst offenders
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2018

No evidence that Hong Kong judges are prejudiced by “political persuasion,” city’s Law Society states
South China Morning post, June 29, 2018

Commentary (评论)

Does Hong Kong’s annual July 1 democracy march violate the law? An analysis and rebuttal
Hong Kong Free Press, June 29, 2018

Baptist University speaks the right language
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2018