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 20, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China drafts new law to protect veterans’ welfare, but will it pass muster?
South China Morning Post, July 20, 2018

李文足担心为王全璋奔走已令丈夫在狱中受虐 (Li Wenzu worries public attention will result in Wang Quanzhang’s torture in detention)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 20, 2018

Fears grow for detained Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang after wife receives updates on his plight
Hong Kong Free Press, July 20, 2018

无国界记者促中国监察委释放敢言记者陈杰人 (Reporters Without Borders urges release of Chen Jieren)
Voice of America, July 20, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Video: As Tibetan struggle faces stalemate, calls in Dalai Lama's home to resolve issue
Voice of America, July 20, 2018

In Pictures: Taiwan protesters pelt red paint at statue of ex-leader Chiang Kai-shek
Hong Kong Free Press, July 20, 2018

Beijing residents fight back over renewed forced evictions, demolitions
Radio Free Asia, July 19, 2018

What a new sculpture reveals about growing tensions between China and Taiwan
Time, July 18, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

西藏学生被禁参与佛事活动 (Authorities prohibit Tibetan students from attending Buddhist activities during summer holiday)
Radio Free Asia, July 19, 2018

忘掉宗教,崇拜习主席,北京对少数民族加强”政治再教育” (Xi Jinping in place of religion: Beijing strengthens “political re-education” for ethnic minorities)
Voice of America, July 20, 2018

北京发布人才住房新政:供应政策房 不限户籍 (Beijing releases new housing policy, grants “talent-based” public housing benefits regardless of hukou registration)
The Paper, July 20, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Apple’s iCloud user data in China is now handled by a state-owned mobile operator
TechCrunch, July 18, 2018

我国首次开展大数据安全整治 (China holds first big data security management discussion)
Legal Daily, July 20, 2018

百度 腾讯地图回应:停止获取没必要的敏感权限 (Mobile map apps consider restricting access to sensitive information)
Beijing News, July 19, 2018

China's Huawei poses security risks to UK broadband and phone networks, British spies warn
Telegraph, July 19, 2018

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

FBI director calls China “the broadest, most significant” threat to the U.S. and says its espionage is active in all 50 states
Business Insider, July 19, 2018

China built an army of influence agents in the U.S.
Daily Beast, July 18, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang loses appeal against misconduct charge, returns to prison
Hong Kong Free Press, July 20, 2018

UK “concerned” over Hong Kong’s plan to ban pro-independence National Party
Hong Kong Free Press, July 18, 2018

Hong Kong National Party ban “reasonable, logical and legal”: top Beijing advisers weigh in on police plan for separatist party
South China Morning Post, July 20, 2018

Commentary (评论)

ZTE’s ties to China’s military-industrial complex run deep
Foreign Policy, July 19, 2018