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 27, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

709家属许艳:一份关于余文生律师的维权清单,告诉您什么是维权路! (On the road of a human rights defender: A chronology by Yu Wensheng’s wife)
China Human Rights Defenders, July 26, 2018

人民陪审员法施行满三月:随机抽取解决了“陪而不审”等问题 (Using randomized appointments solves the problem of “flower vase” lay assessors)
The Paper, July 27, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

Detention and deletion follow Beijing embassy blast
China Digital Times, July 26, 2018

国家网信办会同五部门依法处置“内涵福利社”等19款短视频应用 (Authorities punish 19 video app platforms for “vulgar” contents)
People’s Daily, July 27, 2018

Video sharing site Bilibili removed from app stores amid Beijing’s content “clean up”
South China Morning Post, July 27, 2018

B站宣布整改措施:扩编一倍以上审核人力,在武汉建立新审核中心 (Bilibili announces doubling supervision staff, building supervision center in Wuhan to strengthen content supervision), July 27, 2018

秦永敏在香港出书成为“颠覆国家政权罪”证据 (Qin Yongmin’s publication in Hong Kong used as evidence of “subversion of state power”)
Radio France Internationale, July 26, 2018中国/20180726-秦永敏在香港出书成为颠覆国家政权罪证据

假疫苗案:中宣部禁止媒体报道 (China’s central propaganda department prohibits media reports on fake vaccine)
Radio Free Asia, July 27, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Beijing police claim man behind explosion at U.S. embassy had “paranoid personality disorder”
Hong Kong Free Press, July 27, 2018

中国淡化处理美国驻京大使馆外爆炸案 (China downplays explosion outside U.S. embassy)
Voice of America, July 27, 2018

广东维权人士遭迫害 亲属受株连 (Guangdong rights defender’s family interrogated, interview materials destroyed)
Radio Free Asia, July 26, 2018

「結石寶寶之家」發起人趙連海﹕兒女曾打問題疫苗 公安阻發聲 (Rights defender who led protest in tainted powdered-milk case warned to stay silent on vaccine scandal)
Ming Pao, July 27, 2018

【專訪】忍無可忍 趙連海對中國政府的大控訴 (Rights defender Zhao Lianhai slams authorities over vaccine scandal )
The Stand News, July 26, 2018專訪-忍無可忍-趙連海對中國政府的大控訴/

Government Accountability (政府问责)

U.S. urged to sanction Chinese officials overseeing sweeping crackdown in Muslim region
Hong Kong Free Press, July 27, 2018

新疆人权危机严重 美国国会听证调查 (U.S. Congressional-Executive Commission on China holds hearing on Xinjiang human rights crisis)
Radio Free Asia, July 26, 2018

Tibetan nomads denied licenses for much-needed motorbikes
Radio Free Asia, July 26, 2018

Gay Games team renamed “Taipei”
Taipei Times, July 27, 2018

被剥夺东亚青运主办权台湾今提申复不排除声请国际仲裁 (Taiwan to raise appeal against withdrawal of right to host youth games, considers international arbitration)
Radio France Internationale, July 27, 2018港澳台/20180726-被剥夺东亚青运主办权台湾今提申复不排除声请国际仲裁

Ex-assistant chairman of China’s banking regulator gets 16 years in prison for corruption, state media says
South China Morning Post, July 27, 2018

“既想当大官、又想发大财”的他,受贿2.7亿、造成损失29亿! (Former member of CPC Standing Committee and former deputy governor of Anhui province tried for accepting bribes of RMB 270 million)
Beijing News, July 27, 2018

Minority groups in China facing repression, says Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom
Business Standard, July 27, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Marco Rubio: Google, other U.S. companies are aiding Chinese surveillance
Washington Examiner, July 26, 201 8

China's Xinjiang Province: A surveillance state unlike any the world has ever seen
Spiegel Online, July 26, 2018

China's crimes against humanity you've never heard of
CNN, July 26, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

The last days of a Hong Kong street for singing your heart out
The New York Times, July 27, 2018

Commentary (评论)

Wake up to the security risks in Chinese tech dominance
Financial Times, July 27, 2018