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 24, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

上海:外逃24年的贪污犯罪嫌疑人倪小沪回国投案 (Corruption suspect who hid overseas for 24 years returns to China, surrenders)
People's Daily, August 24, 2018

It’s too easy to wind up in a Chinese psychiatric hospital, and far too hard to get out
China File, August 23, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

“护苗·网络安全课”全国讲师培训活动举办 (Office for “Eradicating pornography and illegal publications” holds training for teachers to raise student awareness)
Legal Daily, August 24, 2018

China deploys police, “interceptors” to warn off, detain parents of substandard vaccine victims
Radio Free Asia, August 23, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

【佳士工潮】聲援團住處突遭防暴警清場 逾50名工人及學生被帶走 (Shenzhen police evict Jasic protest supporters from apartment, more than 50 students and workers arrested)
HK01, August 24, 2018即時中國/226897/佳士工潮-聲援團住處突遭防暴警清場-逾50名工人及學生被帶走

Student activists disappear after police raid as China clamps down on labour movement
Reuters, August 24, 2018

NGO reports custodial deaths, tortures in China's Xinjiang
Suryaa, August 24, 2018

Students revolt over “Taiwan, China” switch for English language test
South China Morning Post, August 24, 2018

The simple but ingenious system Taiwan uses to crowdsource its laws
MIT Technology Review, August 21, 2018

翟岩民因穿“江天勇”T恤衫三度被传唤 (Rights defender summoned 3 times in 2 days for wearing shirt displaying name of imprisoned rights lawyer)
Radio Free Asia, August 24, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

What satellite images can show us about “re-education” camps in Xinjiang: A Q&A with Shawn Zhang
China File, August 23, 2018

UBC student uses satellite images to track suspected Chinese re-education centers where Uyghurs imprisoned
The Globe and Mail, July 8, 2018

网曝河南安徽强迫民众承诺放弃基督教 (Priest reveals Anhui provincial authorities forced Christians to sign declaration to abandon religion)
Voice of America , August 24, 2018

U.S. “deeply concerned” after China denies BuzzFeed reporter visa
South China Morning Post, August 24, 2018

Young son of Uyghurs held in Xinjiang political “re-education camps” dies in drowning incident
Radio Free Asia, August 23, 2018

中梵或将进入新一轮谈判 大陆教友不抱期望 (Chinese Catholics remains pessimistic at possible new round of China-Vatican negotiations)
Radio Free Asia, August 23, 2018

Germany stops deporting Uygurs after asylum seeker is mistakenly sent to China, then vanishes
South China Morning Post, August 24, 2018

White House criticizes China over El Salvador recognition
The New York Times, August 24, 2018

京东发布反腐公告:4人被刑拘16人遭辞退 (4 detained, 16 dismissed: Chinese e-commerce company issues anti-corruption announcement)
Beijing News, August 24, 2018

广东省湛江市委原常委、政法委原书记陈吴接受纪律审查和监察调查 (Former secretary of Zhanjiang CPC Political and Legal Affairs Committee investigated for serious disciplinary, legal violations)
Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, August 24, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Waymo sets up subsidiary in Shanghai as Google plans China push
Reuters, August 24, 2018

China’s surveillance network moves into the country to catch farmers illegally burning straw
South China Morning Post, August 24, 2018

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

扎西文色二审维持原判 法院:煽动分裂国家 (Tibetan education advocate Tashi Wangchuk’s second instance trial upholds 5-year sentence for “inciting splittism”)
Deutsche Welle, August 24, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Airport breached safety regulations by granting special treatment to ex-leader CY’s daughter, court rules
Hong Kong Free Press, August 24, 2018

Woman takes unprecedented step to advance LGBT cause in Hong Kong and sues government over civil partnerships ban
Hong Kong Free Press, August 24, 2018

Ex-leader CY Leung sues Stand News and university professor for defamation
Hong Kong Free Press, August 24, 2018

梁振英控告鍾劍華及《立場新聞》誹謗 記協:極度關注 (Former chief executive of Hong Kong sues media, journalist for defamation)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 24, 2018

Commentary (评论)

We need to be careful about how we use the word “Chinese”
China File, August 23, 2018

美參議員將提「反斷交法案」:不只為了台灣,更防中國「有機可乘」(U.S. senator to propose “Taiwan Act 2018”: Not just for Taiwan, but also to guard against China)
The News Lens, August 24, 2018

American moral indifference to human rights in China
Intermountain Jewish News, August 23, 2018

從前他們追着人做結紮,如今他們求着人生二胎 (They used to chase people to do ligation, and now they’re begging them for a second child)
Initium, August 22, 2018

中国的精神卫生、强制收治和任意拘留 (Mental health, compulsory treatment, arbitrary detention in China)
Ftchinese, August 24, 2018