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, July 05, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Shanghai woman missing, believed detained after inking poster of President
“泼墨女孩”一天内被广泛传播 中国网民赞其勇敢
Radio Free Asia, July 5, 2018

UN experts seek urgent release of widow of human rights activist Liu Xiaobo
South China Morning Post, July 5, 2018

联合国专家呼吁中国政府释放刘霞 (UN experts urge China to release Liu Xia)
Voice of America, July 5, 2018

河北衡水法院将“老赖”拍成“大片”,在每场电影开始前公映 (Hebei court broadcasts debtors’ personal information as “movie trailer” in local theaters)
Higher People’s Court of Hebei Province, July 5, 2018

Stern Hu: Australian former Rio Tinto executive released from Chinese jail
The Guardian, July 4, 2018

网上点赞刺警行为 男子被行拘10日 (Netizen jailed for 10 days after applauding police-stabbing suspect online)
Beijing News, July 4, 2018

谢阳:709案是中国司法史的屈辱标志 (Human rights lawyer on 709 Incident: a disgrace in legal history of China)
Radio Free Asia, July 4, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China's Xi Jinping warns again graft fight not yet over
Reuters, July 5, 2018

上海检察院原检察长陈旭受贿案一审开庭 (Corruption trial begins for former Chief of Shanghai People’s Procuratorate)
Legal Daily, July 5, 2018

中央纪委 国家监委:逾27000人违反八项规定被查 (Over 27,000 officials investigated in first five months of 2018 for violating CPC Eight-point Regulation)
People's Daily, July 5, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Top Hong Kong court grants UK lesbian right to spousal visa
Reuters, July 3, 2018

“Why should we give up our life?”: lesbian expat criticizes “pure discrimination” of Hong Kong gov’t after court victory
Hong Kong Free Press, July 5, 2018

楊潤雄:今屆政府不重推國教科 用港人接受方式推行 黃之鋒:國教分拆上市 (Secretary of Education will not re-launch “national education” as independent subject, Joshua Wong warns diminishing academic freedom)
The Stand News, July 5, 2018楊潤雄-今屆政府不重推國教科-用港人接受方式推行-黃之鋒-國教分拆上市/

Hong Kong’s Law Society and Bar Assoc. condemn “unjustified, derogatory and personal attacks” against judge
Hong Kong Free Press, July 5, 2018

Joint statement of the Law Society of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Bar Association in response to personal attacks on a judge
香港律師會與香港大律師公會 就一名法官受到人身攻擊發表的聯合聲明
Law Society of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Bar Association, July 4, 2018

Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong ordered to pay HK$8,000 legal fees after losing compensation claim
South China Morning Post, July 4, 2018

Commentary (评论)

評QT判決:同性伴侶權利之法律戰 (QT judgment: definition of marriage unchanged, same-sex couples’ legal rights still unequal)
The Stand News, July 4, 2018評qt判決-同性伴侶權利之法律戰/

【觸不得的紅線.3】我曾把自己當中國人 — 專訪西藏流亡政府駐台代表 (I used to identify as Chinese, says Dalai Lama’s former translator)
The Stand News, July 4, 2018台灣/觸不得的紅線-3-我曾把自己當中國人-專訪西藏流亡政府駐台代表/

China’s Belt and Road: exporting evangelism?
The Diplomat, July 4, 2018