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.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

內地評論員陳杰人辯護律師稱新華社報道是未審先判 (Chen Jieren’s lawyer criticizes Xinhua article as verdict before trial, invasion of privacy)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 17, 2018

陈杰人案辩护律师关于新华社长篇通讯的声明 (Statement by Chen Jieren’s defense lawyer on Xinhua article)
China Human Rights Defenders, August 17, 2018

Chinese landlord rents to Uyghurs, is arrested on “terror” charge
Boxun, August 17, 2018

18岁马鞍山男子在绵阳警方账号发表不良言论被刑拘 (18-year-old detained for Weibo comments about the police)
Beijing News, August 17, 2018

China moves ahead with subversion trial of rights lawyer in Jiangsu
Radio Free Asia, August 16, 2018

关注自焚获罪 青海藏人刑满出狱 (Teacher convicted for sharing videos of self-immolation finishes 6-year prison sentence)
Radio Free Asia, August 16, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

同样的中国历史 不同的两岸教科书 (Same Chinese history, told differently in textbooks in China, Taiwan)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 17, 2018

全国“扫黄打非”办:打击网络淫秽色情信息工作持续推进 (Office for “Eradicating pornography and illegal publications” continues large-scale crackdown on indecent contents on Internet, 1834 individuals arrested)
The Paper, August 17, 2018

China’s state media publish “confessions” of detained journalist Chen Jieren
Boxun, August 17, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

深圳佳士工人维权发酵:左翼青年与政治诉求 (Shenzhen Jasic protests continue to brew with rising participation of leftist youths and political demands)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 16, 2018

China police detain man for asking why can't Taiwan be called a country
Reuters, August 17, 2018

批评“公款养党” 学者杨绍政被贵州大学开除 (Scholar dismissed from Guizhou University for saying “the party is supported with public funds”)
Radio Free Asia, August 17, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

No children? Pay up: Chinese academics float “maternity fund” tax for childless people
The Telegraph, August 17, 2018

Uproar over “wacky” plan to start baby boom in China by taxing adults under 40
South China Morning Post, August 17, 2018

China says U.S. politicizing Confucius Institute shows “lack of self-confidence”
Reuters, August 17, 2018

Taiwan demands InterContinental hotel chain “rectify” China listing on website
South China Morning Post, August 17, 2018

河南省人大常委会党组副书记、副主任王铁涉嫌严重违纪违法接受中央纪委国家监委纪律审查和监察调查 (Deputy CPC secretary of Henan People’s Congress Standing Committee is investigated for serious disciplinary, legal violations)
People's Daily, August 17, 2018

湖北省对武汉生物公司效价不合格百白破疫苗问题相关领导干部问责 (Leading cadres at Wuhan biological products company held accountable for substandard vaccines)
People's Daily, August 17, 2018

湖南省5名厅级领导干部严重违纪违法被开除党籍或公职 (Five provincial-level leading cadres in Hunan are expelled from party, public office for serious disciplinary, legal violations)
People's Daily, August 17, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Google employees protest secret work on censored search engine for China
New York Times, August 16, 2018

Google staff tell bosses China censorship is “moral and ethical” crisis
The Intercept , August 17, 2018

”Weaponized ad technology”: Facebook’s moneymaker gets a critical eye
New York Times, August 16, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Separatist leader Andy Chan cannot be charged under current Hong Kong law, city lawyers say
South China Morning Post, August 17, 2018

New residence permits will grant Hongkongers access to public services in China
Hong Kong Free Press, August 17, 2018

“Exceptionally bad”: Hong Kong gov’t evaded UN questions on racial discrimination, NGO delegation says
Hong Kong Free Press, August 17, 2018

保安局擬收緊酷刑聲請程序 團體抗議剝奪難民人權 (Hong Kong NGOs protest Security Bureau for restricting refugee screening process depriving refugees' human rights), August 17, 2018

Commentary (评论)

On China's Muslim crackdown
Al Jazeera, August 17, 2018

Xinjiang and the stability paradox
The Diplomat, August 16, 2018

观点:深圳佳士工人维权的两大意义 (Opinion: Two significances of Shenzhen Jasic workers' rights defending movement)
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 17, 2018

When China rules the web
Foreign Affairs, August 13, 2018