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.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China holds father, supporters of woman detained for inking president's image
Radio Free Asia, July 16, 2018

【泼墨女孩】艺术家华涌助董建彪寻女 传国保半夜带走两人(Father of “Ink Woman” and dissident artist incommunicado, abduction suspected)
The Stand News, July 14, 2018潑墨女孩-藝術家華湧助董建彪尋女-傳國保半夜帶走兩人/

Police interrupt YouTube live stream by father of “missing” Chinese woman who splashed ink on Xi Jinping photo
Hong Kong Free Press, July 14, 2018

河北妇报称被村书记多次强奸 查案部门:她没有这个姿色(“She’s not pretty enough”: Hebei investigators call woman’s claims of rape by village officer fraudulent)
Ming Pao, July 15, 2018

上海维权人士丁德元“妨害公务罪案”将于2018年7月25日上午开庭 (Shanghai rights defender sued for “obstructing public duty”)
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, July 15, 2018

Liu Xia’s friends “planning meeting” with former German president Joachim Gauck about her brother’s case
South China Morning Post, July 14, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese officials halt show on tainted water
Agence France-Presse, July 14, 2018

A platform for female factory workers has disappeared from China’s Twitter
Quartz, July 16, 2018

上海网信办责令“好奇心日报”停止互联网新闻信息服务 (Shanghai authorities suspend "Curious Daily" news platform)
Beijing News, July 13, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

被中国判重刑的民运人士秦永敏获“刘晓波良知奖” (Qin Yongmin granted “Liu Xiaobo conscience award”)
Voice of America, July 15, 2018

China stifles memorials of Nobel laureate dissident Liu Xiaobo
Channel NewsAsia, July 14, 2018

Hong Kong activists mark one year since Liu Xiaobo death
Channel NewsAsia, July 14, 2018

A Berlin gathering for China’s Liu Xiaobo is a reminder of two very different 1989s
Quartz, July 14, 2018

“We’re scared, very scared” – Muslims in China’s “Little Mecca” fear eradication of Islam
Agence France-Presse, July 16, 2018

青海玉树藏人阻止开矿 遭警方用带毒气催泪弹镇压 (Police use tear gas to suppress Tibetan protest against mining)
Radio Free Asia, July 13, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

地方官企业环保造假五大“花招”揭秘 (Xinhua on how Central Inspectorate uncovered five ways local authorities, companies fake environmental data)
Radio Free Asia, July 13, 2018

天津市委对8名市管干部不作为不担当问题严肃问责 (Eight Tianjin Party officials sanctioned for dereliction of duty)
The Paper, July 16, 2018

江苏一行使公权力人员微信收受索要“感谢费”617次 (Jiangsu official prosecuted for accepting, soliciting 617 WeChat “red packets”)
China News, July 15, 2018

广东省政协原常委蔡宗泽接受纪律审查和监察调查 (Former member of standing committee of Guangdong provincial political consultative conference under investigation for serious disciplinary and legal violations)
People's Daily, July 16, 2018

兰州市原市长栾克军受贿案将于7月19日开庭 (Public trial of former mayor of Lanzhou who accepted bribes scheduled for July 19)
Beijing News, July 16, 2018

广西柳州市原体育局局长涉嫌受贿受审 该系统多人被查 (Former director of municipal sports bureau of Liuzhou, Guangxi goes on trial for accepting bribes)
China News Service, July 16, 2018

陕西一新城管委会原主任被控受贿两千万受审,曾被指雁过拔毛 (Former director of Shaanxi new city management committee tried for accepting bribes of 20 million)
The Paper, July 16, 2018

甘肃武威市委原书记火荣贵涉严重违纪违法被查 (Former municipal Party committee secretary in Gansu under investigation for serious disciplinary and legal violations)
People's Daily, July 13, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Looking through the eyes of China’s surveillance state
The New York Times, July 16, 2018

涉倒卖公民信息案 数据堂曾0.2元/条买病例 (Twenty cents for a medical history record: China’s biggest market data provider caught in privacy infringement scandal, pending judgment)
Beijing News, July 16, 2018

美专家担忧:中国数字丝绸之路或成为情报搜集网 (U.S. experts raise concern over digital Belt and Road becoming intelligence gathering network)
Voice of America, July 14, 2018

Chinese mobile phone cameras are not-so-secretly recording users’ activities
Hong Kong Free Press, July 14, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong court will hear application to temporarily ban controversial checkpoint plan before cross-border rail link opens
South China Morning Post, July 16, 2018

Activists seek injunction to suspend controversial joint checkpoint arrangement until all legal challenges concluded
Hong Kong Free Press, July 16, 2018

中联办护法:凡基本法没规定的宪法都自动适用香港 (Liaison office: Chinese constitution automatically applies wherever Basic Law fails to specify)
Radio France Internationale, July 15, 2018中国/20180715-中联办护法凡基本法没规定的宪法都自动适用香港

Veteran politician says Beijing office chief should “shut up,” after stating Chinese constitution can apply in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Free Press, July 16, 2018

Liaison office legal chief tells Hong Kong: Basic Law is not your constitution
South China Morning Post, July 15, 2018

《聂德权专访》:立法会复会后提交国歌法本地立法(Chief of Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau: National Anthem Bill will reach LegCo after October)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 16, 2018

Hong Kong's Snowden refugees, facing deportation, hope of new life in Canada
The Guardian, July 16, 2018

获覆投诉结果为「无法证实」及「虚假」 黄之锋斥惩教署「匪夷所思」 (Joshua Wong finds rejection of his complaints over mistreatment in prison as “unprovable” and “fake” incredible)
Ming Pao, July 14, 2018

文汇报前副总程翔出书《香港六七暴动始末》以免历史被歪曲 (Former deputy chief editor of Wen Wei Po publishes book on Hong Kong 1967 Leftist Riots to prevent history from being distorted)
Radio France Internationale, July 16, 2018中国/20180716-文汇报前副总程翔出书香港六七暴动始末以免历史被歪曲

英保守党人权分子疑因关注香港他和母亲收到寄自香港恐吓信 (Vice chairman of British Conservative Party Human Rights Committee suspects threats to him are related to his concern for Hong Kong)
Radio France Internationale, July 14, 2018港澳台/20180714-英保守党人权分子疑因关注香港他和母亲收到寄自香港恐吓信

Commentary (评论)

Justice in Hong Kong is not seen to be done… but blaming the critics will not solve the problem
Hong Kong Free Press, July 15, 2018