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, July 06, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

人权观察呼吁中国释放被抓捕律师 (Human Rights Watch urges China to release detained rights lawyers)
Voice of America, July 6, 2018

709案三周年 家属发起感恩行 (Family members of rights lawyers begin “March of Gratitude” as third anniversary of 709 Incident approaches)
Radio Free Asia, July 5, 2018

最高检将新设公益诉讼检察厅,保障更好地履行检察公益诉讼 (Supreme People's Procuratorate to add public interest litigation procuratorate division)
Procuratorate Daily WeChat, July 6, 2018

China holds journalist who wrote articles criticizing Hunan officials
实名举报官员 媒体人陈杰人被带走调查
Radio Free Asia, July 6, 2018

「潑墨女孩」下落不明 網友仿效行動 肇慶習近平宣傳畫像被塗泥漿 (“Ink woman” goes viral, inspires imitation)
The Stand News, July 6, 2018潑墨女孩-下落不明-網友仿效行動-肇慶習近平宣傳畫像被塗泥漿

衡水桃城法院司法建议:限制“老赖”子女就读高收费学校 (Hebei court proposes to restrict debt defaulters’ children from attending expensive schools)
Hengshui Taocheng People's Court WeChat, July 6, 2018

Interview: witness recalls “the smell of innocent blood” from July 5, 2009
Radio Free Asia, July 5, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

A deadline looms in China’s battle with foreign firms over Taiwan
The Economist, July 6, 2018

China recognizes Indian airline's website change on Taiwan
Xinhua, July 6, 2018

China's organ transplant system feted despite transparency doubts
Channel NewsAsia, July 6, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

疫苗受害者家长:中国法官枉法 (Over 40 parents of vaccine victims file wrongful conviction petition with court supervision committee)
Radio Free Asia, July 5, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

辽宁省大连市委原常委、原常务副市长袁克力被开除党籍和公职 (Former Dalian Executive Vice Mayor expelled from Party and removed from job for serious disciplinary and legal violations)
Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, July 6, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

APP注销难:设置重重障碍 为留住用户手段五花八门 (Difficulty in uninstalling smartphone apps raises privacy concerns)
Xinhua, July 6, 2018

Guangzhou subway considering facial recognition for security checks
SupChina, July 6, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong says prison complaints system is a “black box operation”
Hong Kong Free Press, July 6, 2018

斥懲教署投訴組黑箱作業 黃之鋒入稟民事索償 冀盤問涉事職員 (Joshua Wong seeks damages in civil suit after complaint to Correctional Services Department dismissed)
Mingpao, July 6, 2018

【同志伴侶簽證案】何君堯:判決如木馬屠城 批法官制訂法律 (Legislators see QT judgment threat to traditional marriage, plan to close “loophole”)
The Stand News, July 5, 2018同志伴侶簽證案-何君堯-判決如木馬屠城-批法官制訂法律/

Commentary (评论)

From Singapore to the US, overseas Chinese are increasingly fearful of criticizing Beijing. Is this what China wants?
South China Morning Post, July 6, 2018

Sex pests on the subway: China is finally cracking down, thanks to its brave women
South China Morning Post, July 6, 2018