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, September 06, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese activist who shared anti-censorship techniques in secret trial
Radio Free Asia, September 6, 2018

人权网站网主甄江华遭秘密庭审 国际特赦促无条件释放 (Human rights website owner was secretly tried, Amnesty International urges unconditional release)
Voice of America, September 6, 2018

Urgent action: Chinese rights defender faces 15 years in jail
Amnesty International, September 6, 2018

珠海原市长李泽中涉嫌受贿、国有公司人员滥用职权案被公诉 (Former mayor of Zhuhai indicted for bribery and abuse of power)
The Paper, September 6, 2018

公安系统反腐加码:两月内超20名局长副局长被查,多人涉黑 (Public security system strengthens anti-corruption action: Over 20 directors and deputy directors investigated in two months)
The Paper, September 6, 2018

民法典各分编草案5日公布,开始向社会公开征求意见 (Civil code draft opens for public consultation)
The Paper, September 5, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

报告:中国打压学术自由影响西方学者对华研究 (Report: Suppression of academic freedom in China affects Western scholars' research on China)
Voice of America, September 6, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Inspired by #MeToo, student activists target inequality in China
Reuters, September 5, 2018

Professor fired after tweeting that Chinese “lie, commit fraud and poison each other”
Radio Free Asia, September 4, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

河南強拆4000教會十字架 官方教會亦難避劫 強制掛國旗 (Henan authorities forcibly replace crosses from 4000 churches with national flag and socialism paintings)
Ming Pao, September 6, 2018

菏泽市委原常委、宣传部部长王永江受贿千万,一审获刑11年 (Shandong Heze city head of propaganda department sentenced to 11 years imprisonment for graft of RMB 10 million)
The Paper, September 6, 2018

记者来鸿:新疆“再教育营”受害者恐怖经历(Victim from Xinjiang “re-education camp” tells of horrific experience)
BBC, September 6, 2018

US-Taiwan council risks Beijing’s anger by inviting Taipei minister to defense industry conference
South China Morning Post, September 6, 2018

US senators introduce legislation to punish Taiwan allies who switch sides, accusing Beijing of “bullying”
South China Morning Post, September 6, 2018

Bloomberg forum in Beijing for business elites is put off, Chinese hosts confirm
The New York Times, September 5, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

中国政法系统办网军 “五毛”有望收编整合(“Fifty-cent party” stands to be integrated into expanded online presence of CPC's Political and Legal Affairs system)
Voice of America, September 6, 2018

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defend Chinese partnerships to US Congress probe into foreign efforts to influence politics
South China Morning Post, September 5, 2018

Chinese company says they are bringing Google Cloud to China then swiftly denies the news
Technode, September 5, 2018

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

外国学者:中国以反恐为名推广国家安全政策 (Scholar: China is pushing national security policies in name of counterterrorism efforts)
Radio Free Asia, September 5, 2018

律师黄思敏被禁出境 维权危害国家安全?(Authorities bar 709 lawyer from leaving China, say her exit would "endanger national security")
Radio Free Asia, September 5, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Beijing official pushes Article 23 enactment
The Standard, September 6, 2018

鄧龍威已向菲方提交上訴書 (Hong Konger jailed in Philippines files appeal after receiving new entry-record evidence from government)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 6, 2018

Chinese officials attend editorial meeting of Hong Kong newspaper
Radio Free Asia, September 5, 2018

Commentary (评论)

“Talking politics”
China Media Project, September 5, 2018

A people’s banana republic: Peak Xi Jinping
China Heritage, September 5, 2018