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, July 03, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

709婚礼受阻 维权人士遭软禁 (Rights activists under house arrest for planning to wed on July 9, third anniversary of 709 Incident)
Radio Free Asia, July 3, 2018

無綫專訪「709事件」維權律師王宇 稱當局曾以其子要挾認罪 (Human rights lawyer arrested in 709 Incident was forced to plead guilty as authority threatened to destroy her son’s future)
Mingpao, July 2, 2018

李文足等709家屬計劃到多間看守所探望被捕維權人士 (709 lawyers’ family members visit detained rights lawyers and activists in jails)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 3, 2018

中国律协章程加强党建:律师要跟党走 (All China Lawyers Association adds Party ideology into charter)
Radio Free Asia, July 2, 2018

Police detain dissident in China's Hunan on “orders from higher up”
曾撰文批评习近平而因言获罪 作家彭佩玉近日再度被抓
Radio Free Asia, July 3, 2018

Uyghur exile group leader’s mother died in Xinjiang detention center
Radio Free Asia, July 2, 2018

遭拆迁七旬老人坠楼身亡 警方认定自杀受质疑 (Elderly protester’s fall from local government building ruled as suicide by police, families disagree)
Radio Free Asia, July 3, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

上海学童遇袭 官方封锁消息 (Authorities disperse protests and ban news coverage on Shanghai school killing)
Radio Free Asia, July 2, 2018

中国人大副校长忠告学生不要告密 (Vice President of Renmin University advises students against snitching)
Radio France Internationale, July 2, 2018中国/20180702-中国人大副校长忠告学生不要告密

All aboard Xi Jinping’s train of Thought as city decorates subway carriages with propaganda
South China Morning Post, July 3, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Top Chinese rights lawyer resigns from ruling party in protest
不满被律协抹黑 湖南律师文东海宣布退党
Radio Free Asia, July 3, 2018

党庆前夕 浙江嘉兴爆发警民冲突 (Protesters in Jiaxing City occupy government building, clashing with police)
Radio Free Asia, July 2, 2018

河南杞县一家庭教会被断电及罚款 (House church in Henan is fined and cut off electricity for “illegal gathering”)
Radio Free Asia, July 2, 2018

Chinese woman denied teaching certificate because of height
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 3, 2018

湖南尘肺病人再赴广东深圳维权 (Hundred black lung patients from Hunan demand compensation in Shenzhen, turned away empty handed)
Radio Free Asia, July 3, 2018

ICT and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China firm develops “laser gun”
Channel NewsAsia, Jul y 3, 2018

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

China Deploys Police, Restricts Online Discussion in Malho Ahead of Dalai Lama’s Birthday
达赖喇嘛寿辰临近 青海黄南藏区强化防控
Radio Free Asia, July 3, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

警毆明報記者 投訴課列無法追查 明報嚴正要求更徹底調查 事主將覆核 (Ming Pao reporter’s assault complaint against police dismissed as “not pursuable,” complainant to file appeal)
Mingpao, July 3, 2018

Reporter slams Hong Kong police complaints office after claims he was beaten by officers rejected despite video footage of incident
South China Morning Post, July 3, 2018

Hard for ethnic youth to find jobs
The Standard, July 3, 2018

Support for same-sex marriage in Hong Kong grows as new study shows attitudes to LGBT community are changing in city
South China Morning Post, July 3, 2018

Silenced in God’s name: sexual harassment at Hong Kong churches must be stopped
Hong Kong Free Press, July 3, 2018

Commentary (评论)

专访:回归廿一年 香港法治面对内忧外患? (Interview with former HKU Law dean: a look at rule of law in Hong Kong 21 years after the Handover)
Deutsche Welle, July 1, 2018

The dark side of the Chinese dream
The Nation, July 3, 2018

港人政治權利與所謂「觸碰國家底線」 (Hong Kong people’s political rights and "crossing country’s bottom line"), July 4, 2018