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 30, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese anti-censorship activist Zhen Jianghua unable to nominate own lawyer, as supporters expect trial soon
Hong Kong Free Press, July 30, 2018

藏人倡导母语教育被判刑提上诉 (Tibetan-language education advocate appeals conviction)
Radio Free Asia, July 27, 2018

广东庭审维权人士禁妻旁听 (Wife of lawyer for 709 cases barred from trial “because she is a witness”)
Radio Free Asia, July 27, 2018

“We shouldn’t allow Ilham Tohti to become a second Liu Xiaobo”
Radio Free Asia, July 27, 2018

Guangdong Activist Xu Lin tried on charges of “stirring up trouble” for writing songs
China Change, July 27, 2018

天津首例网络水军删帖案告破:高材生缘何变身“水军都督”? (Tianjin police arrest 16 in first Internet Water Army case)
Tianjin Daily, July 26, 2018

最高法:在北京、广州筹备增设互联网法院 (Supreme People’s Court to establish Internet courts in Beijing and Guangzhou)
Xinhua News, July 25, 2018

湖南女子违停被贴罚单,发朋友圈辱骂交警被行政拘留10日 (Woman fined and detained for 10 days for disparaging traffic police on WeChat)
Nanxian Public Security Bureau WeChat, July 25, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

国家文物局:力戒红色旅游中的低俗庸俗恶俗现象 (State Administration of Cultural Heritage issues guidelines for preserving revolutionary artifacts, promoting patriotism)
Legal Daily, July 30, 2018

浙江网民将描述湖南贪官的打油诗改为当地地名后传播,被罚款 (Netizen is fined for posting limericks on corruption, “spreading false information”)
Changshan News Media WeChat , July 29, 2018

德州警方:一公号发布疫苗相关文章误导群众,运营者被拘十日 (WeChat public account operator is detained for 10 days for posting vaccine-related information that allegedly misleads public)
Lingxian Public Safety Bureau WeChat, July 28, 2018

China silencing overseas critics amid crackdown in Muslim region, says U.S. journalist after family detained
Hong Kong Free Press, July 28, 2018

假疫苗案:张凯律师评论被封 (Lawyer’s critique of vaccine scandal taken down)
Radio Free Asia, July 27, 2018

China puts Guangdong musician on trial who sang about Liu Xiaobo
Radio Free Asia, July 27, 2018

Is Western media biased against China? (Part One)
Global Voices, July 26, 2018

他在微信群里发大量暴力血腥视频被抓:宣扬恐怖主义 (Man convicted of terrorism for posting gruesome videos in WeChat groups)
Procuratorial Daily, July 27, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

【疫苗風波】受害者家屬於北京抗議 要求徹查責任立法規管 (Families of vaccine victims protest in Beijing, demand regulation)
The Stand News, July 30, 2018疫苗風波-受害者家屬於北京抗議-要求徹查責任立法規管/

Faulty vaccine scandal fuels rare public outburst in China
The New York Times, July 30, 2018

清华教授许章润吁恢复主席任期制 (Tsinghua University law professor Xu Zhangrun publishes article calling for return of presidential term limits and redress for June 4 )
Radio Free Asia, July 27, 2018

許章潤:我們當下的恐懼與期待 (Xu Zhangrun: Our current fears and hopes )
The Initium, July 24, 2018

北京高校左派学生高调声援深圳工人维权 (Beijing university students write open letters to support Shenzhen factory workers’ rights defense action)
Deutsche Welle, July 30, 2018北京高校左派学生高调声援深圳工人维权/a-44882111?maca=chi-rss-chi-ca-1044-rdf&zhongwen=simp

佳士科技20员工被刑拘 公安进驻 (20 workers detained for “picking quarrels and provoking troubles”)
Radio Free Asia, July 30, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中宣部原副部长鲁炜等3人被提起公诉 均涉嫌受贿 (Former deputy of CPC Propaganda Department and head of Cyberspace Administration Lu Wei charged with bribery)
Beijing News, July 30, 2018

Chinese ex-online tsar Lu Wei charged with bribery
BBC News, July 30, 2018

China: Crackdown on Tibetan social groups, new regulations ban social action under guise of fighting “organized crime”
Human Rights Watch, July 29, 2018

U.S. embassy’s social media account used to slam China’s vaccine scandal
South China Morning Post, July 30, 2018

英外相訪京 與李文足等709大抓捕相關人士會面 (U.K. Foreign Secretary meets 709 rights lawyers and their families in Beijing)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 30, 2018

中國施壓又一樁 台灣合唱團聯合國機構演出喊卡 (China influence kicks Taiwan primary school choir from UNICEF’s World Peace Choral Festival)
Central News Agency (Taiwan) , July 27, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

傅政华:尽快实现身份数据与公安联网,让群众一次也不用跑 (Ministry of Justice urges incorporation of new ID technology with public security’s databases and social credit system)
The Paper, July 30, 2018

法者|派出所长郑清占:曾自掏腰包装监控,今建成农村小天网 (How a local police chief builds comprehensive surveillance networks in villages)
The Paper, July 26, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

【取締民族黨】民族黨要求警方交出監視陳浩天的記錄 (Hong Kong National Party demands surveillance records on convenor Andy Chan in name of procedural justice)
The Stand News, July 29, 2018取締民族黨-民族黨要求警方交出監視陳浩天的記錄/

Pro-independence party asks police to reveal surveillance records of convener Andy Chan
Hong Kong Free Press, July 30, 2018

China committed to “one country, two systems” for Hong Kong, Foreign Minister Wang Yi tells Britain’s Jeremy Hunt
South China Morning Post, July 30, 2018

Hong Kong framework firm: China
Associated Press, July 30, 2018

香港民主派促减授权票防北京操纵 (Pro-democracy camp urges abolishment of proxy vote to reduce Beijing’s manipulation)
Radio Free Asia, July 30, 2018

Hong Kong-born Nepali, 21, to speak at UN about local ethnic minorities’ fight against racial discrimination
South China Morning Post, July 30, 2018

記協年報指中央屢強調「一國先於兩制」 主席楊健興:紅線愈來愈紅,底線愈來愈高 (Hong Kong Journalists Association publishes 2018 Annual Report, chairman Chris Yeung: “The red line becomes redder, the bottom line becomes higher”)
Ming Pao, July 29, 2018

風中之燭 —— 國安法陰影中的言論自由
Candle in the wind: National Security law looms over diminishing freedoms
Hong Kong Journalists Association, July 29, 2018

National security focus and “China factor” hurting free press in Hong Kong, journalism watchdog says
Hong Kong Free Press, July 30, 2018

“Beaten black and blue”: Domestic workers still face abuse, wage theft and cramped living in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Free Press, July 28, 2018

Fighting for the right to stay: For children born in Hong Kong to domestic workers, it’s an uphill battle to get permanent residency
South China Morning Post, July 29, 2018

Hong Kong’s Labour Tribunal ordered to reconsider refusal to hear migrant workers via video
South China Morning Post, July 28, 2018

Commentary (评论)

The myth of the online echo chamber
BBC News, July 29, 2018

Li Maizi: “The Public Interest World Needs a Feminist Education”
China Digital Times, June 27, 2018

Impatient China
China Media Project, July 27, 2018