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 30, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Hidden but not forgotten: Int’l Day of the Disappeared shines light on Tibet’s dark prison secrets
Hong Kong Free Press, August 30, 2018

维权人士黄燕获准延期暂居台湾 (Rights defender and refugee Huang Yan granted extended stay in Taiwan pending third country intake)
Radio Free Asia, August 29, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

Tokyo protests Beijing’s exclusion of Sankei Shimbun reporter from covering diplomatic meeting
Japan Times, August 30, 2018

日本就中国阻碍《产经新闻》记者采访提出抗议 (Japan protests China for refusing Sankei Shimbun reporters access to interview)
Voice of America, August 30, 2018

China launches platform to stamp out "online rumors"
Reuters, August 30, 2018

China launches official online rumor information platform
Xinhua News Agency, August 30, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China’s Hui mosque protests blamed on “reckless” local officials
South China Morning Post, August 30, 2018

Authorities say Chinese mosque dispute “under control”
Associated Press, August 30, 2018'under-control'

“China’s Twitch” Huya bans live streaming of passengers by ride-hailing drivers after public backlash
South China Morning Post, August 30, 2018

How social media is helping gay Chinese men fight HIV
South China Morning Post, August 30, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

UN panel “alarmed” by reports over Xinjiang
Deutsche-Welle, August 30, 2018

UN calls on China to free Uighurs from “re-education camps”
Reuters, August 30, 2018

聯合國促中國立即釋放新疆「再教育營」被囚人士 (UN urges China to immediately release prisoners in “re-education camps” in Xinjiang)
The Stand News, August 30, 2018聯合國促中國立即釋放新疆-再教育營-被囚人士/

新疆频传人权侵害 美议员要求制裁中国 (U.S. lawmakers demand sanctions on Chinese officials over Xinjiang human rights violations)
Deutsche Welle, August 30, 2018新疆频传人权侵害-美议员要求制裁中国/a-45285697?maca=chi-rss-chi-ca-1044-rdf&zhongwen=simp

Chairs lead bipartisan letter urging administration to sanction Chinese officials complicit in Xinjiang abuses
Congressional-Executive Commission on China, August 29, 2018

China says U.S. has no right to criticize its minorities policies
Reuters, August 30, 2018

China rejects US lawmakers’ sanctions call over Muslim camps
The Republic, August 30, 2018

China officials “faked water tests with bottled water”
BBC News, August 30, 2018

Beijing unimpressed by United Airlines’ “flexible” approach to Taiwan
South China Morning Post, August 30, 2018

今年10位高校“一把手”落马:有人“深耕”几十年 (10 top leaders of universities investigated for disciplinary, legal violations this year)
Beijing Youth Daily, August 30, 2018

Supply chains: the dirty secret of China’s prisons
Financial Times, August 30, 2018

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

China says it is helping Afghanistan with defense, counterterrorism
Reuters, August 30, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Section of Hong Kong’s new train station will effectively become Chinese territory next Tuesday
Hong Kong Free Press, August 30, 2018

陳浩天FCC宣揚港獨 成取締民族黨新「罪證」(Andy Chan's talk at FCC becomes new "criminal evidence" for banning the National Party)
Singtao, August 30, 2018

FCC演講加去信特朗普 社團主任「加料」促保安局取締民族黨 (After China Vice Premier comment, police tenders further evidence in support of ban on Hong Kong National Party)
The Stand News, August 30, 2018演講加去信特朗普-社團主任-加料-促保安局取締民族黨

教大學生會:會長開學禮講辭提港獨 校方大聲播音樂騷擾 譴責張仁良不尊重 (Hong Kong University of Education Student Union issues statement condemning school for playing loud music during student speech mentioning independence)
The Stand News, August 30, 2018教大學生會-會長開學禮講辭提港獨-校方大聲播音樂騷擾-譴責張仁良不尊重/

Commentary (评论)

Can China convince the world to like it?
Quartz, August 30, 2018

对“正当防卫”机械化认定,是对现有法律的错误解释 (Mechanical application of right of self-defense leads to misapplication of law)
Beijing News, August 30, 2018

The many-headed hydra of Chinese censorship
Financial Times, August 30, 2018