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.

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

709律师余文生案审查起诉再延期 (Deadline for decision to prosecute further delayed in 709 lawyer Yu Wenshen's case)
Radio Free Asia, September 4, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

【甄江華案】檢察院上月宣布已開庭審理後刪帖 關注群批:鬼鬼祟祟 (Rights defender Zhen Jianghua still held incommunicado as notice of her “open” trial in August is deleted)
The Stand News, September 5, 2018甄江華案-檢察院上月宣布已開庭審理後刪帖-關注群批-鬼鬼祟祟/

坚持“八种理念”实现“八个转变”加快政法网络新媒体创新发展 (Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission on need to accelerate innovative use of new media to shape narratives, serve CPC)
Legal Daily, September 5, 2018

Overseas social scientists “face real repression” during research in China
South China Morning Post, September 5, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China’s workers aren’t fighting a trade war–they’re fighting a labor war
The Nation, September 4, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Beijing targets independent religions as party control tightens
Financial Times, September 5, 2018

司法局副局长王文生被查(Deputy director of Guangzhou Justice Bureau investigated for serious disciplinary and legal violations)
Guangzhou Daily, September 5, 2018

专访: 中国系统性干预外国大学自主(Interview: China systematically interferes with autonomy of foreign universities)
Deutsche Welle, September 5, 2018

Beijing accused of pressuring Spanish university to drop Taiwanese cultural event
South China Morning Post, September 5, 2018

China’s Repression of Muslim Uighurs is Apparently Growing More Intense
NPR, September 4, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong Journalists Assoc. protests lack of media invites to joint checkpoint ceremony
Hong Kong Free Press, September 5, 2018

學術自由學者聯盟:聯署反對以法律訴訟箝制批評(Scholars' Alliance for Academic Freedom: Objection to silencing criticisms through lawsuits), September 5, 2018

外交部官員旁聽《南早》編採會議 無國界記者憂慮干預 (Reporters Without Borders raises concerns over Ministry of Foreign Affairs officials attending SCMP editorial meeting)
The Stand News, September 4, 2018外交部官員旁聽-南早-編採會議-無國界記者憂慮干預/

RSF concerned about the presence of Chinese officials at Hong Kong daily SCMP’s editorial meeting
Reporters Without Borders, September 4, 2018

內地「失信人名單」制度 港高鐵適用 (Mainland's credit blacklist system applicable to high-speed rail Hong Kong section despite MTR's objections)
Sing Tao Daily, September 4, 2018

Commentary (评论)

The Other Political Correctness
The New Republic, September 5, 2018

检察机关频频提前介入大要案侦查 专家建议 (The pros and cons of early intervention by procuratorate in criminal investigation)
Legal Daily, September 3, 2018