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, August 02, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Cheers as Kazakh court thwarts deportation of Chinese woman who fled “re-education camp ” in Xinjiang
South China Morning Post, August 2, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

文化和旅游部集中执法检查27家网站 (Ministry of Culture and Tourism investigates 27 websites, orders removal of allegedly inappropriate contents, including comments)
Legal Daily, August 2, 2018

中共党内两大体系发通知 知识分子面临洗脑教育 (Chinese scholars face brainwashing as two CPC organs issue notice of patriotic campaign)
Radio Free Asia, August 2, 2018

两部门负责人谈知识分子弘扬爱国奋斗精神活动:强化政治引领 (CPC Organization and Propaganda Departments push patriotic campaign among scholars)
People’s Daily, August 2, 2018

“Profit before human rights”: NGOs slam Google’s reported plan to launch censored service in China
Hong Kong Free Press, August 2, 2018

Google to develop AI-powered news-aggregation app for China in addition to mobile search
South China Morning Post, August 2, 2018

China’s numbers force Google to recalculate its morals
Wired, August 2, 2018

A Chinese activist was challenging Xi on live TV. The police came to stop him
The New York Times, August 2 2018

中国教授家中接受美国之音采访 直播期间警察强行破门抓人
Chinese Police Remove Professor During Broadcast of VOA Program
Voice of America, August 2, 2018

“信用中国”网站让“老赖”无处遁形 (“Credit China” website to receive further upgrade as unified platform for information on social credit blacklists)
People’s Daily, August 2, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China investigates high-ranking Buddhist monk accused of coercing nuns into sex
South China Morning Post, August 2018

【大陸metoo】住持釋學誠被舉報性侵女弟子 北京龍泉寺否認 斥偽造證據 (Beijing monastery abbot accused of sexual assault, alleges fabrication of evidence, whistleblowers’ report censored on social media)
The Stand News, August 2, 2018大陸metoo-住持釋學誠被舉報性侵女弟子-北京龍泉寺否認-斥偽造證據/

关于对举报中国佛教协会会长学诚一事的回应 (Response to report against Chinese Buddhist Association President Xue Cheng)
State Administration of Religious Affairs Official Website, August 2, 2018

湖北潜江梁志英可能步丈夫后尘被坐冤牢,其5岁的儿子会造成怎样的被伤害后果?(Wife to follow husband in jail in rights defense action, what will happen to their five-year-old son?)
China Human Rights Defenders, August 1, 2018

China students challenge curbs on trade unionists
Financial Times, August 2, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Army Day in China exposes Xi Jinping’s PLA challenges
The Diplomat, August 2, 2018

一周内8名落马官员被纪委通报:有官员非法私藏弹药 (Central Commission for Discipline Inspection announces 8 corruption cases in one week)
People’s Daily, August 2, 2018

China tears down Tibetan homes, businesses at Qinghai Lake
Radio Free Asia, August 1, 2018

ICT and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

GPS追踪,中国再出监控穆斯林新招?(China uses GPS to track Muslims on Mecca pilgrimage)
Voice of America, August 2, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong autonomy, oath-taking saga among issues NGO delegation will raise at meeting with UN committee on racism
South China Morning Post, August 2, 2018

入境处同志案:香港LGBT平权再现进退节点 (Civil servant Leung Chung-kwong’s case will be another turning point for Hong Kong LGBT rights)
BBC News, August 2, 2018

Commentary (评论)

Ex-Cyberczar indicted, but Internet still has brakes
China Digital Times, August 1, 2018

中国也有“立法堵塞”?(Does “legislative gridlock” happen in China too?)
CNPolitics, August 1, 2018

The way coffins were seized is deplorable
South China Morning Post, August 2, 2018

需要给Me Too设“纱窗”吗?(Do we need to customize MeToo for China?)
Financial Times, August 2, 2018

梁國雄上訴 考驗法院獨立性 (Leung’s appeal marks real test for judicial independence), August 2, 2018