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 17, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Video: “This person will simply disappear”: Chinese secretive “reeducation camps” in spotlight at Kazakh trial
Hong Kong Free Press, July 17, 2018

150项惩戒措施迫使280万“老赖”低头 (150 disciplinary measures to “subdue” 2.8 million defaulters: An interview with chief of Enforcement Bureau on “credit blacklist”)
Legal Daily, July 16, 2018

诚信建设万里行|公职人员成“老赖”,法院执行不手软 (Enforcement procedures broadcasted live as court cracks down on credit-defaulting prison guard)
The Paper, July 17, 2018

衡水限制老赖子女就读私立学校,23人主动还款140余万 (23 credit defaulters pay up as their children face ban from private schools)
The Paper, July 16, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

Authorities force Uyghur students to return to Xinjiang from mainland for propaganda drive
Radio Free Asia, July 16, 2018

Journalist, family, assistants under probe by China's new supervisory agency
Radio Free Asia, July 16, 2018

Live from Beijing: a disappearing “Saturday Night Live”
The New York Times, July 17, 2018

广电总局暑假亮剑:“把关”网络综艺 (Live shows taken down as State Administration tightens control over internet entertainment)
Radio Free Asia, July 16, 2018

China is escalating its war on variety shows, including Saturday Night Live
SupChina, July 16, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Uyghurs deplore China’s unkind cuts to local women’s skirts
Radio Free Asia, July 16, 2018

湘潭2名环保志愿者调查洗砂场被打伤 打人者已被行拘 (Two environmental volunteers beaten while investigating sand washing plant, perpetrators detained)
Beijing News, July 17, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

国务院扶贫办召开南疆四地州脱贫攻坚会 北京与受援地签署三年帮扶协议 (Beijing signs 3-year assistance agreement to combat poverty in Xinjiang)
Beijing News, July 16, 2018

内蒙古经信委原副主任崔臣接受调查 曾任包钢集团董事长 (Former deputy director of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Economic and Information Technology Commission under investigation)
China Economic Net, July 17, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s elite Tsinghua University is now screening visitors using facial recognition
South China Morning Post, July 17, 2018

监控升级:人脸识别系统能读出情绪和威胁性 (Surveillance upgrades: Facial recognition technology reads emotions, threats)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 17, 2018

整治自媒体“洗稿”、重点监管短视频平台……四部门启动“剑网2018”专项行动 (“Sword Net 2018”: Crackdown on copyright infringement on video streaming sites)
Beijing News, July 16, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

民族党被指违国家安全 李家超:考虑禁止运作 (Pro-independence Hong Kong National Party faces potential official ban on national security grounds)
Inmedia, July 17, 2018

Hong Kong may ban political party that seeks independence from China
The New York Times, July 17, 2018

Hong Kong moves to impose unprecedented ban on separatist party
The Guardian, July 17, 2018

【巩固纪律部队票仓?】前保安局长黎栋国、前消防处长 任新民党顾问 (Former chief of Security Bureau joins New People’s Party as consultant)
The Stand News, July 16, 2018鞏固紀律部隊票倉-前保安局長黎棟國-前消防處處長-任新民黨顧問/

Commentary (评论)

习近平重新“霸屏”官媒,红墙内斗水深莫测 (Xi Jinping once again “dominates the screens” of official media as internal struggle deepens)
Voice of America, July 17, 2018

面对AI,劳动者需要数字新政 (With the rise of artificial intelligence, the labor market needs a new deal)
Financial Times, July 17, 2018

政府沒有能力保障香港的文化、權利與制度 引致獨思潮 (Government’s failure to protect Hong Kong’s culture, rights and system leads to calls for independence)
The Stand News, July 16, 2018政府沒有能力保障香港的文化-權利與制度引致獨思潮/