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 09, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China to prosecute former official “obsessed with divination”
Channel NewsAsia, August 9, 2018

Beijing artist under house arrest in remote corner of China's Yunnan
Radio Free Asia, August 9, 2018

Xinjiang political “re-education camps” treat Uyghurs “infected by religious extremism”: CCP Youth League
Radio Free Asia, August 8, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

Can China fix its propaganda problem?
The Diplomat, August 10, 2018

撤「慰安婦」研討會 滬大學﹕外交部要求 (Shanghai Normal University cancels international academic conference on “comfort women” upon demands by Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
Ming Pao, August 9, 2018

German student at Tsinghua University expelled for research on 709 lawyers
China Change, August 8, 2018

意识形态继续收紧 中外合办大学要建党委 (Chinese-foreign cooperative universities required to establish partycommittees)
Radio Free Asia, August 8, 2018

China’s “MeToo” movement evades censors with #RiceBunny
Financial Times, August 8, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese Hui Muslims rally to protect Weizhou Grand Mosque from government’s wrecking balls
South China Morning Post, August 9, 2018

Video: The Window: The aftermath of the Tianjin explosion
ChinaFile, August 8, 2018

Chinese millennials also hate being blamed for everything
SupChina, August 8, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Ai Weiwei’s studio is demolished
Economist, August 9, 2018

互金整治办要求报送P2P借款人逃废债名单,将纳入征信系统 (Office for Special Rectification on Risks in Internet Finance orders compilation of information on PSP creditors and bad debts for posting on Credit China)
The Paper, August 9, 2018

Swiss airline switches Hong Kong flag to China’s on website “in accordance with international usage”
Hong Kong Free Press, August 9, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Why internet users chose Baidu over Google when it was in China
Quartz, August 9, 2018

China’s lead trade negotiator Liu He joins technology panel as Beijing refocuses its ambitions
South China Morning Post, August 9, 2018

Google reportedly using Chinese site it owns to develop search term blacklist
The Verge, August 8, 2018

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

Ecuador’s all-seeing eye is made in China
Foreign Policy, August 9, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Public broadcaster RTHK bans staff from airing pro-independence activist’s press club speech
Hong Kong Free Press, August 9, 2018

Chan says he won't shut up after party ban
The Standard, August 9, 2018

【一地兩檢】申請司法覆核不獲批法援 梁頌恆擬上訴 (Disqualified legislator Baggio Leung considers appeal of denial of legal aid for judicial review against co-location agreement)
Ming Pao, August 8, 2018

香港团体谴责当局打压外国记者会 (Civil organizations condemn authorities for crackdown on Foreign Correspondents' Club)
Radio Free Asia, August 8, 2018

美学者孔诰烽指民族党事件证明港府已在行使大陆反颠覆法 (American scholar warns successful ban on Hong Kong National Party is de facto implementation of article 23)
Radio France Internationale, August 8, 2018中国/20180808-美学者孔诰烽指民族党事件证明港府已在行使大陆反颠覆法

梁振英撰文指《基本法》不容分裂國家或顛覆中央政府 (Former chief executive C.Y. Leung cites article 23 on scheduled talk by HKNP Andy Chan at Foreign Correspondents' Club, supports restriction of freedom despite lack of domestic legislation)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 9, 2018

何君堯要求立即檢控戴耀廷 「第一要革走佢,第二要起訴佢」 (Legislator Junius Ho presses for dismissal, prosecution of Benny Tai after legal advice), August 7, 2018