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.

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

More Xinjiang residents sent to re-education camps
China Digital Times, August 7, 2018

"No releases" of thousands held for years in Xinjiang township political "re-education Camps"
Radio Free Asia, August 6, 2018

刘飞跃案开审公民围观被阻 (China tries veteran rights activist Liu Feiyue for subversion, detains supporters)
Radio Free Asia, August 7, 2018

Tibetan businessman detained by China still missing after five months
Radio Free Asia, August 6, 2018

Hangzhou introduces China’s first legal mechanism for combating on-campus sexual harassment
Sup China, August 6, 2018

山东一“老赖”因被纳入失信名单滞留 (Credit defaulter stranded in Angola because blacklist banned him from buying plane tickets)
Legal Daily, August 6, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

早報:微信公號「土逗公社」、「削美麗」發布女工 MeToo 文章後被封號 (Civil society WeChat accounts banned after reblogging #MeToo article)
The Initium, August 7, 2018

China online news outlet Q Daily shut down
China Digital, August 4, 2018

Online press Q Daily cuts down coverage on public affairs to stay alive
Sup China, July 13, 2018

治理网络低俗内容 多家动漫音乐网站被点名 (Twenty seven anime and music websites named in fresh wave of “tidying up” vulgar content on the Internet)
Xinhua News, August 5, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

The People’s Daily: “Giving birth is not only a family matter but also a national issue”
SupChina, August 7, 2018

生娃是家事也是国事 (Giving birth is both a family matter and a national issue)
People’s Daily, August 6, 2018

中国家庭教会终敢质疑官方打压 (House churches in China finally speak out against crackdown)
Radio France Internationale, August 5, 2018中国/20180805-中国家庭教会终敢质疑官方打压

北京錫安教會遭公安打壓 分堂全被關 僅餘總堂可運作 (Beijing Zion house church shut down, WeChat blocked, videos removed upon accusation of "foreign influence")
The Stand News, August 7, 2018北京錫安教會遭公安打壓-分堂全被關-僅餘總堂可運作/

Christians in China's heartland face government suppression
Associated Press, August 7, 2018

Video: China cracking down on Christians
Associated Press, August 7, 2018

“There is no sign of life”: Fears for Uighur man after Germany mistakenly expels him to China
Hong Kong Free Press, August 7, 2018

“We’re a people destroyed”: Why Uighur Muslims across China are living in fear
The Guardian, August 7, 2018

中共原老干部声援深圳佳士工人组建工会 (Former veteran cadre of CPC supports Shenzhen workers right to form labor union)
Voice of America, August 7, 2018

Team China debuts at Gay Games in Paris
Sup China, August 6, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

警24小時駐守 廠區嚴管堪比軍營 (Police stationed around the clock at faulty vaccine factory)
Ming Pao, August 7, 2018

国务院调查组公布吉林长春长生公司违法违规生产狂犬病疫苗案件进展 (State Council investigation team of experts reports on vaccine company’s alleged legal violations)
Xinhua, August 7, 2018

Chinese vaccine maker found to have forged production data for over four years
South China Morning Post, August 7, 2018

China tightens grip on foreign university joint ventures
Financial Times, August 7, 2018

江苏省连云港市人大常委会副主任郑平接受纪律审查和监察调查 (Deputy director of Lianyungang CPC Standing Committee is investigated for serious disciplinary, legal violations)
People's Daily, August 7, 2018

河南通报6起涉黑涉恶腐败和“保护伞”案例 (Henan reports 6 cases of public security officers involved in corruption, “protective umbrella” cases)
People's Daily, August 7, 2018

中央巡视组原副部级巡视专员张化为受贿案一审开庭 (Central Inspection Commissioner goes on trial of first instance in bribery case)
Beijing News, August 7, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Google faces hurdles in China beyond censorship
Wired, August 6, 2018

A Google-Tencent alliance makes for murky politics—but great business
Quartz, August 7, 2018

On Google’s reported plan to work with Chinese censors
Human Rights in China, August 2, 2018

China: U.S. tech firms risk complicity in abuses
Human Rights Watch, August 7, 2018

Stability prerequisite for China’s internet opening up
Global Times, August 5, 2018

人民日报发推:欢迎Google回归,但前提是要遵守中国法律 (People’s Daily publishes article welcoming Google back, so long as it respects Chinese law), August 7, 2018

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

U.S. firms’ sales to China’s police: Sales may not break the law – but are they defensible?
Human Rights Watch, August 6, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

外交部重申堅決反對外部勢力干預香港事務 (Ministry of Foreign Affairs reiterates its resolute opposition to external forces intervening in Hong Kong affairs)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 7, 2018

警隊爆 Metoo 醜聞 女警指控男上司搖動下半身露猥瑣笑容 (Hong Kong police force caught in #MeToo scandal)
The Stand News, August 5, 2018警隊爆-metoo-醜聞-女警指控男上司搖動下半身露猥瑣笑容

Cease threats against Foreign Correspondents’ Club, press groups tell former Hong Kong leader CY Leung
South China Morning Post, August 7, 2018

Ex-Hong Kong leader heightens pressure on journalists’ group
The New York Times, August 7, 2018

Student protester carried airgun for “self defense”, court hears
South China Morning Post, August 7, 2018

The odd-job volunteers “fixing” Hong Kong politics
Taipei Times, August 8, 2018

囚菲港人鄧龍威胞兄請願 望政府提供鄧出境紀錄 (Family of Hong Konger jailed in Philippines petitions for border exit records to support case in final appeal)
Ming Pao, August 7, 2018

Failed asylum seekers left in limbo as countries drag their feet on helping Hong Kong deport 2,000
South China Moring Post, August 7, 2018

過百觀塘外判清潔工罷工6小時 抗議食環署嚴苛管理 (Outsourced FEHD cleaning-workers hold strike for 6 hours in protest of harsh management), August 6, 2018

外傭團體聯署促調升薪金 另盼訂明每日休息11小時 (Civil society organizations petition for minimum wage adjustment, mandatory 11-hour break for foreign domestic workers)
Ming Pao, August 7, 2018

調查:八成受訪者指零散工收入不足應付開支 團體促修例保障權益 (Alliance for Casual Workers urges legislative protection for day laborers)
Ming Pao, August 5, 2018

Commentary (评论)

Xi Jinping sees some pushback against his iron-fisted rule
Washington Post, August 2, 2018

Hong Kong’s tourism chief is shamelessly sacrificing the city to please big bosses in Beijing
Hong Kong Free Press, August 5, 2018

Chris Yeung: A letter to students – to be, or not to be, a Hong Kong journalist?
Hong Kong Free Press, August 7, 2018

A visit to the Dalai Lama’s birthplace
The Diplomat, August 7, 2018