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, September 04, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

湖北省政协原副主席刘善桥受贿案一审宣判 (Former vice chair of Hubei Political Consultative Conference sentenced to 12 years in prison for bribery)
People’s Daily, September 4, 2018

江西广播电视台党委委员、副台长李建国接受纪律审查和监察调查 (Deputy director of Jiangxi Radio and Television Station and Party committee member investigated for serious disciplinary and legal violations)
People's Daily, September 4, 2018"

As MeToo unnerves China, a student fights to tell her story
Associated Press, September 3, 2018,-a-student-fights-to-tell-her-story

人权人士徐秦取保候审 获有限自由 (Human rights activist Xu Qin is released on bail, freedom still restricted)
Radio Free Asia, September 3, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

China officially bans ABC website, claims internet is "fully open"
Australian Broadcasting Corporation, September 3, 2018

法媒:中国屏蔽澳广ABC网站 (China officially bans ABC website, claims internet is "fully open")
Deutsche Welle, September 3, 2018

言论对党有害? 厦门大学解除周运中教职 (Xiamen University dismisses professor for "erroneous" online speech criticizing Chinese people)
Radio Free Asia, September 3, 2018

中国新闻管控升级 “触线”记者遭噤声 (Local reporters who "crossed the line" silenced as control over press freedom tightens)
Radio Free Asia, August 31, 2018

Chinese university hires "patriotic," "politically educated" mentors for foreign students
Radio Free Asia, August 31, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

聲援佳士北大學生遭跨省追捕(Student supporters of Jasic protests arrested after issuing public letter condemning violent eviction)
Ming Pao, September 4, 2018

Jasic not an isolated case: Rare spike in arrests and violent police intervention to dissolve protests across China
China Labour Bulletin, September 3, 2018

深圳佳士工人声援团成员遭清场后被限制自由 (Clamp down on Jasic protests supporters continues after rally forcefully dispersed)
Voice of America, September 2, 2018

China police detain 46 after violent protest over schooling
Associated Press, September 3, 2018

湖南耒阳家长抗议 与警方爆冲突(Students' parents in Hunan clash with police during protest)
Deutsche Welle, September 2, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China’s Muslim crackdown extends to those living abroad
The Wall Street Journal, August 31, 2018

Chinese paper blames West for encouraging Xinjiang extremists
Reuters, September 1, 2018

"No factual basis": China disputes UN report on Uighur discrimination
Hong Kong Free Press, September 1, 2018

Tibetan pilgrim sees restrictions, heavy police presence in Lhasa
Radio Free Asia, August 31, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

林鄭譴責大學學生會講港獨 批歪風入校園 不容衝擊習近平所說底線 (Carrie Lam condemns university student unions' speeches on independence, stresses no tolerance for challenges to Xi Jinping's bottom-line)
Ming Pao, September 4, 2018

學生動源:大陸執法部門曾扣查成員家屬 警告不能再參與政治活動 (Mainland authorities warn relatives of pro-independence student association members against political participation, threaten "further action")
The Stand News, September 1, 2018學生動源-大陸執法部門扣查成員家屬-要求停止參與政治活動

Speak up against those who advocate ‘absurd’ idea of Hong Kong independence, Carrie Lam tells university students and leaders
South China Morning Post, September 4, 2018

Unscheduled departure: China’s legal reach extends to Hong Kong rail station
Reuters, September 4, 2018

Mainland Chinese laws enforced in Hong Kong’s high-speed rail terminus as concerns rise over fresh issues
Hong Kong Free Press, September 4, 2018

香港16个团体抗议中国政府在新疆严酷打压维族(16 Hong Kong groups protest mainland government’s harsh suppression of Uyghurs in Xinjiang)
Voice of America, September 2, 2018

UN committee recommends Hong Kong widen racial discrimination law, collect hate speech statistics
Hong Kong Free Press, September 1, 2018

非政府組織代表團回應聯合國消除種族歧視委員會就香港報告的結論性意見(Joint reply by civil society organizations on CERD Committee's Concluding Observations on Hong Kong), August 31, 2018

Five Hongkongers found guilty of criminal contempt for blocking clearance of Occupy Mong Kok site
Hong Kong Free Press, August 31, 2018

Commentary (评论)

China’s Jaw-Dropping Family Separation Policy
The Atlantic, September 4, 2018

中国陪审制度,沦为党管法陪衬? (Chinese jury system: Will it become an instrument to enhance CPC’s control of the law?)
Voice of America, September 3, 2018