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 28, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

“禁止性骚扰”拟写入民法典人格权编 (Sexual harassment embargo written into draft Civil Code)
Beijing News, August 28, 2018

China police detain two men for offensive online remarks about Didi victim
Reuters, August 28, 2018

Chinese netizen arrested for insulting Didi murder victim on social media
What’s on Weibo, August 28, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

微博:账号@一点资讯 未能对其评论进行必要管理,被禁言7天 (News app Weibo account silenced for 7 days for failure to manage its comments)
The Paper, August 28, 2018

China’s bid to silence poet highlights “human rights disaster” of Xinjiang camps
Radio Free Asia, August 27, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Some Chinese student activists released after police raid
Reuters, August 28, 2018

Hong Kong labor rights group denies mainland Chinese media report claiming it helped organize Jasic Technology strike
South China Morning Post, August 28, 2018

聯署聲討中共政權|行動聲援佳士工人 (Joint Statement from Hong Kong civil society: “Stop the Suppression! Release All Arrested Jasic Workers and Their Supporters Now!”), August 28, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Ikea under fire for listing Taiwan as a country on its packaging
South China Morning Post, August 28, 2018

黑龙江省林业厅原厅长杨国亭一审被判处有期徒刑八年 (Former director of Heilongjiang forestry department sentenced to 8 years in prison for bribery and corruption)
The Paper, August 28, 2018

辽宁省财政厅副厅长金允坤涉嫌严重违纪 接受调查 (Deputy director of Liaoning department of finance of investigated for serious disciplinary, legal violations)
People's Daily, August 28, 2018

不仅疫苗有假真疫苗疑也不管用 狂犬病居然列中国传染病死亡率第四 (In addition to false vaccines, real vaccines seem not work; rabies ranks 4th in China’s infectious disease mortality rate)
Radio France Internationale, August 28, 2018中国/20180828-不仅假疫苗真疫苗疑也不管用-狂犬病居然列中国传染病死亡率第四

江苏淮安市原副市长、公安局原局长倪兴余因受贿罪获刑十年半 (Jiangsu Huaian city former deputy-mayor jailed for 10.5 years over corruption charges)
The Paper, August 28, 2018

China has withheld samples of a dangerous flu virus
New York Times, August 28, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Interview: China-Africa telecom cooperation could receive a boost
Sina English, August 28, 2018

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

China is “building a training camp in Afghanistan” to fight terrorism
South China Morning Post, August 28, 2018

呼和浩特首起非法持有宣扬恐怖主义、极端主义物品案一审宣判 (Hohhot court delivers first verdict on illegal possession of terrorist, extremist goods)
The Paper, August 28, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

No evidence pair from Joshua Wong’s Demosisto party were detained by Chinese security services, Hong Kong leader says
South China Morning Post, August 28, 2018

“Rude, arrogant, unreasonable”: Barrister slams Peking University over common law course row
Hong Kong Free Press, August 28, 2018

港律师赴北大授课被取消 香港舆论高度关注 (Hong Kong lawyers’ course cancelled by Peking University, garners much attention among Hong Kong public)
Voice of America, August 28, 2018

Hong Kong gov’t should handle pro-independence party in accordance with law, state leader says
Hong Kong Free Press, August 28, 2018

林鄭:23條立法不可迴避 「有些工作現在進行中」(Chief Executive Carrie Lam: Article 23 is inevitable, “some work is in progress”)
Ming Pao, August 28, 2018

韓正促紀律部隊全面準確理解貫徹「一國兩制」方針 Vice Premier Han Zhang urges Hong Kong security chief to deal with HKNP in accordance with law and implement One Country Two Systems)
Radio Television Hong Kong, August 27, 2018

曾鈺成牽頭智庫 倡基本法確立中聯辦地位 以名正言順履行職務 (Think tank led by ex-legislator Jasper Tsang proposes Basic Law amendments to validate Liaison Office legal status and consultation for national security legislation)
The Stand News, August 26, 2018曾鈺成牽頭智庫-倡基本法確立中聯辦地位-以名正言順履行職務/

眾志調查揭教科書「染紅」 促中聯辦停干預香港教育 (Pro-democracy party Demosistō reveals that Liaison Office gradually “stains red” Hong Kong textbooks)
The Stand News, August 24, 2018眾志調查揭教科書-染紅-促中聯辦停干預香港教育/

Commentary (评论)

Google: Safeguard rights in China: Firm should protect whistleblowers
Human Rights Watch, August 28, 2018

时事大家谈:洪灾肆虐,猪瘟蔓延,背后隐藏多少人祸?(Hot topic: The floods are raging, the swine plague is spreading, and how many man-made disasters are hidden behind them?)
Voice of America, August 28, 2018

面對言論自由受衝擊,我責無旁貸——回應梁振英給我的兩封律師信 (In the face of the impact of freedom of speech in Hong Kong, I am duty-bound to respond to the two letters sent by the lawyer of C.Y. Leung), August 27, 2018

流动的未来:流动儿童教育难题为何难以破解?(Future of mobility: Why is the education problem of migrant children difficult to solve?)
Financial Times, August 27, 2018

谷歌的中国雄心不止于搜索引擎 (Alphabet’s plans for a China comeback go beyond Google search)
New York Times, August 27, 2018