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.

Friday, September 07, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

湖南娄底市政协原副主席肖扬被诉:12年间受贿数额特别巨大 (Former vice chairman of Loudi’s Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference indicted for bribery involving vast sums over 12 years)
The Paper, September 7, 2018

原黑龙江肇东书记赵胜利获刑12年:中央党校学习时还在受贿 (Party secretary in Zhaodong sentenced to 12 years in prison for bribery)
The Paper, September 7, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

又一波区块链公号被封,有人筹备海外内容,强监管下区块链自媒体前路未卜 (More blockchain public accounts suspended)
Beijing News, September 7, 2018

杜绝妄议中央官网习消息切断评论留言功能 (Official websites cut off comment function related to Xi Jinping’s speech of supporting Africa)
Radio France Internationale, September 7, 2018中国/20180907-杜绝妄议中央官网习消息切断评论留言功能

騰訊手遊將啟動嚴格實名制 《王者榮耀》接入公安數據庫 (Tencent implements strict real-name verification for mobile games, to be linked with public security database for monitoring gaming habits)
The Stand News, September 6, 2018騰訊手游將啟動嚴格實名制-王者榮耀-接入公安數據庫/

China’s Tencent plans ID system to limit minors’ video game usage
Financial Times, September 6, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Police in China's Wuhan beat, detain protesters angry over power project
Radio Free Asia, September 6, 2018

吁疫苗立法 受害儿童家长遭打压 (Parents calling for vaccine legislation are detained, put under surveillance)
Radio Free Asia, September 6, 2018

留学生发公开信吁释放维吾尔学者伊力哈木 (Overseas students issue open letter calling for release of Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti)
Radio Free Asia, September 6, 2018

An Open Letter on Ilham Tohti’s Life
China Change, September 4, 2018

Young #MeToo activists broaden calls for equality
China Digital Times, September 6, 2018

China’s online #MeToo is changing the offline world, even if just a little
TechNode, September 6, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

全球死刑执行数量减少 中国仍居榜首 (The number of death penalty executions in the world is decreasing. China still tops the list)
Deutsche Welle, September 7, 2018

China’s little-noticed “new police law” gives vastly expanded legal powers to public security apparatus
China Change, September 6, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

最高法出台互联网法院审理案件规定 明确案件管辖范围等内容 (Supreme Court issues provisions on Internet court specifying rules on mechanisms, case contents, appeals)
Beijing News, September 7, 2018

Sieren's China: The race for 5G coverage
Deutsche Welle, September 6, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

【東北案終極上訴】13示威者上訴得直 即時釋放 (13 activists jailed for protest against New Territories development freed immediately in successful final appeal), September 7, 2018

Pro-democracy activists freed by Hong Kong's highest court on grounds that they suffered a grave injustice after jailing for “extremely violent” protest
South China Morning Post, September 7, 2018

Ousted Hong Kong lawmaker says pro-democracy groups in city forming alliance to help her as she considers Legco comeback
South China Morning Post, September 7, 2018

Hong Kong independence advocacy will be regulated under Article 23 law, says Chinese official
Hong Kong Free Press, September 7, 2018

法国专家抵港向香港警方提供水炮车使用培训 (Hong Kong police receives training on newly purchased riot-control trucks with water cannons)
Radio France Internationale, September 6, 2018港澳台/20180906-法国专家抵港向香港警方提供水炮车使用培训

英外交部报告忧香港言论自由受压 (U.K. half-year report on Hong Kong warns of pressure on autonomy and freedom of speech)
Deutsche Welle, September 6, 2018

Commentary (评论)

“娘炮”讨论与缺席的性别平等教育 (Discussion on "Sissy" and the absence of sexual equality education in China)
Financial Times, September 7, 2018

維權怎麼就是鬧事了? 佳士工友組建工會被捕的前因後果 (Does rights defense equal troublemaking? The cause and effect of the arrest of Jasic workers demanding to form trade union)
Mingpao, September 7, 2018

Why do people in China give so little to charity? The Communist Party is too afraid of letting NGOs flourish
The Economist, September 6, 2018

“Human impulses run riot”: China’s shocking pace of change
The Guardian, September 6, 2018

Taiwan: Spies, Lies and Cross-straits Ties
Al Jazeera, September 6, 2018

时事大家谈:耒阳冲突:中国教育百年大计出了什么问题? (The conflict in Leiyang: What’s wrong with the 100-year education plan in China?)
Voice of America, September 6, 2018