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 26, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Group slams China's record on ethnic Mongolians amid calls for writer's release
Radio Free Asia, July 26, 2018

China says graft suspects detained under new measure must be well treated
Reuters, July 26, 2018

709三周年 涉案僧人终获自由 (After 2 years of house arrest, monk caught in 709 crackdown regains freedom)
Radio Free Asia, July 25, 2018

Hubei couple arrested for contacts with foreign missionary
Bitter Winter, July 25, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

全国扫黄打非办公布10起“净网”“护苗”典型案件 (Ten guiding cases for crackdown on internet pornography released)
Legal Daily, July 26, 2018

北京市网信办公安局联合约谈脉脉,责令关闭匿名发布信息功能 (Beijing authorities order shutdown of website for anonymous release of information)
Beijing News, July 26, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

公民怎样监督官员方能不踩红线 (How citizens can monitor government officials without crossing the “red line”)
Legal Daily, July 26, 2018

早報:中國 #MeToo 運動持續發酵,多名媒體人、公益人、作家被爆性侵 (China’s #MeToo spreads to media, public interest, and publishing industries)
The Initium, July 26, 2018

中传教授被举报性侵 校方:一经核实将坚决处理,绝不姑息!(School launches investigation into professor reported for sexual assault)
Beijing News, July 26, 2018

Man, woman detained after blast near U.S. Embassy in Beijing
Radio Free Asia, July 26, 2018

Blast heard near U.S. Embassy in China in “suspected self-immolation” attempt
Sina English, July 26, 2018

U.S. Embassy street in Beijing is rocked by blast
The New York Times, July 26, 2018

Why China’s premier used hit movie “Dying to Survive” to push for cheaper cancer drugs
South China Morning Post, July 26, 2018

深圳佳士工会遭打压 各方声援 (Citizens rally as Shenzhen trade union faces reprisal)
Radio Free Asia, July 24, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Taiwan denounces Beijing’s drive to leave it isolated on world stage
Associated Press, July 26, 2018

US airlines' website changes to Taiwan references “incomplete”, says China
Channel NewsAsia, July 26, 2018

吉林省食药监局原党组书记、局长崔洪海今日被提起公诉 (Former party secretary and director of Jilin Provincial Food and Drug Administration Bureau who issued production license to problematic vaccine prosecuted, suspected of bribery)
Beijing News, July 26, 2018

Chinese drug regulators step up nationwide inspections after latest vaccine scandal
South China Morning Post, July 26, 2018

A vaccine scandal shakes trust in China’s government
The Economist, July 26, 2018

北京:下半年将落实积分落户政策,为首批申请人办理手续 (Beijing to commence score-based hukou registration in second half of 2018)
The Paper, July 26, 2018

全国检察机关从严治检:上半年查处检察人员违纪违法262人 (In first half of year, 262 procurators investigated for breach of law or regulations)
The Paper, July 26, 2018

Australia's fight against Chinese political interference
Foreign Affairs, July 26, 2018

China’s belt-and-road plans are to be welcomed—and worried about
The Economist, July 26, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Big investors are placing bets on China’s facial recognition start-ups
The New York Times, July 26, 2018

U.S. technology sent to Chinese police was within rules, Commerce Department says
Wall Street Journal, July 26, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

【區議會劃界】建制未卜先知選區範圍 民建聯小花否認指「做下義工啫」(Among gerrymandering concerns, pro-Beijing party DAB suspected to have known about redrawn district borders 3 months prior to publication), July 26, 2018

公務員配偶福利案 男同志將上訴至終院 (Civil servant in same-sex couple benefits case receives legal aid, will proceed to Court of Final Appeal)
The Stand News, July 26, 2018公務員配偶福利案-男同志將上訴至終院/

香港书展闭幕有读者不满中资影响出版业 (As Hong Kong Book Fair ends, readers worry mainland funding will taint publishing industry)
Voice of America, July 26, 2018

Guangdong officials endorse proposal to set up so-called Hong Kong towns on mainland China
South China Morning Post, July 26, 2018

港大民调:海峡两岸四地政府港人对北京最反感 (Hong Kong University poll: Hong Kong people most disgusted with Beijing among four governments across Taiwan Strait)
Radio France Internationale, July 26, 2018港澳台/20180726-港大民调海峡两岸四地政府港人对北京最反感

Commentary (评论)

Video: China is erasing its border with Hong Kong
Vox, July 26, 2018

China’s policies spur Central Asians to cautiously chart independent course: Analysis
Eurasia Review, July 26, 2018

If the Hong Kong National Party is banned, could any two people who mock mainlanders be next?
South China Morning Post, July 26, 2018

中国知识界的爆雷之夜,让肆无忌惮的咸猪手有所敬畏 (Overnight, the collective thunder of Chinese intellectual community exposes those who commit sexual assault)
Beijing News, July 26, 2018