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 14, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China lets Swedish doctor see detained bookseller Gui Minhai 8 months after he was arrested in Beijing
South China Morning Post, August 14, 2018

中国准许在押铜锣湾书店老板桂民海见医生 (China permits detained bookseller Gui Minhai to see Swedish doctor)
Voice of America, August 14, 2018

84岁老太申请保外就医被拒 狱中自发性骨折 (Imprisoned woman aged 84 with lumbar spine fracture is refused medical parole)
Beijing News, August 14, 2018

Chinese landlord rents to Uyghurs, is arrested on “terror” charge
Radio Free Asia, August 14, 2018

Veteran human rights lawyer Cheng Hai disbarred
China Change, August 13, 2018

拒绝认罪 维权人士刘家财刑满出狱 (Hubei rights defender who refused to plead guilty completes prison sentence)
Radio Free Asia, August 13, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

美国政界、人权组织和活动人士谴责中国当局扣押VOA记者 (VOA reporters freed after hours-long detention by Chinese authorities)
Voice of America, August 13, 2018


原始视频实录: VOA记者济南采访时被强行带走始末 (Raw footage: VOA reporter forcibly taken away during interview with retired Shandong University professor in Jinan)
Voice of America, August 14, 2018

广电总局对“快手”、“今日头条”系APP作出警告和罚款 (State Administration of Radio and Television warns and fines Kuaishou, Jinri Toutiao apps)
Beijing News, August 14, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

苏州维权人士被羁押两年健康恶化 (Suzhou rights defender’s health deteriorates during 2-year detention without trial)
Radio Free Asia, August 14, 2018

流亡藏人组织批评中国施压联合国弃置有关西藏报告 (Tibetans-in-exile organization criticizes China for pressuring UN to remove from its website NGO report for the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination review of China)
Voice of America, August 14, 2018

Chinese activist who wrote “down with the Communist Party” in toilet disappears
Radio Free Asia, August 13, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

外交部:新疆各民族和諧相處 任何造謠抹黑都是徒勞 (Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Ethnic groups in Xinjiang live in harmony; spreading rumors is futile)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 14, 2018

UN’s claim China holds 1 million Uygurs in Xinjiang camps has ulterior motives, repeats Beijing
Reuters, August 14, 2018

Warm, high-profile welcome for Taiwanese president in the United States
South China Morning Post, August 14, 2018

东亚奥委会回函拒绝台中市所提申复林佳龙将寻求国际仲裁 (East Asian Games committee rejects Taiwan’s appeal over loss of right to host, Taichung mayor to seek international arbitration)
Radio France Internationale, August 13, 2018中国/20180813-东亚奥委会回函拒绝台中市所提申复林佳龙将寻求国际仲裁

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Beijing enters 5G network era with China Unicom's experimental sites
Sina English, August 14, 2018

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

“Project Dazzling Snow”: How China’s total surveillance experiment will cover the country
Hong Kong Free Press, August 12, 2018

中国加大力度建设“雪亮工程” 将实现农村全覆盖 (“Project Dazzling Snow” to cover all rural areas)
Radio Free Asia, June 22, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

黄之锋等3名学运领袖上诉得直 终审法院裁定港府须付诉讼费 (Court of Final Appeal rules in favor of Joshua Wong, other student leaders; government must pay legal fees)
Radio France Internationale, August 14, 2018港澳台/20180814-黄之锋等3名学运领袖上诉得直终审法院裁定港府须付诉

Hong Kong separatist party leader Andy Chan Ho-tin calls China “a threat to all free peoples in the world” in fiery Foreign Correspondents’ Club speech
South China Morning Post, August 14, 2018

In Pictures: Hong Kong is “being annexed and destroyed by China,” says independence activist Andy Chan
Hong Kong Free Press, August 14, 2018

【陳浩天演講】政府聲明:外國記者會提供平台予「港獨」深表遺憾 (HKSAR Government statement after Andy Chan’s talk: “deep regrets” on FCC providing platform for advocating Hong Kong independence) , August 14, 2018

【陳浩天演講】工聯會促終止香港外國記者會租約 (Political party calls for government to terminate FCC’s property lease in protest against Andy Chan’s talk), August 14, 2018

Hong Kong activist decries “colonial invasion” in defiant speech
Associated Press, August 14, 2018

“Very substantial” financial loss: Hong Kong court rejects application to halt controversial joint checkpoint plan
Hong Kong Free Press, August 14, 2018

Commentary (评论)

全世界都知道:習近平才是中美貿易戰的罪魁禍首 (Entire world knows Xi Jinping is the chief culprit in the Sino-U.S. trade war)
The News Lens, August 14, 2018

The gender imbalance in China’s PhD studies: Why women make up only a third of the cohort
South China Morning Post, August 14, 2018