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 11, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Fan Bingbing: Vanished Chinese star “not socially responsible”
BBC, September 10, 2018

Sister of veteran rights activist evicted, detained in China's Guangdong
Radio Free Asia, September 10, 2018

公安部拟新规“维护警察权威” (Ministry of Public Security plans to issue new regulation to “maintain police authority”)
Radio Free Asia, September 10, 2018

潑墨女失蹤65天 傳中國高層下令:不能讓她活著離開 (High-level authorities are rumoured to order not letting “ink woman” Dong Yaoqiong leave psychiatric detention alive)
Liberty Times Net, September 9, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

无国界记者强烈谴责中国当局虐待公民记者黄琦 (Reporters Without Borders condemns ill-treatment of detained citizen reporter Huang Qi)
Voice of America, September 11, 2018

China: RSF press freedom laureate falls victim to violence in detention again
Reporters Without Borders, September 10, 2018

自由再受限 中国拟控管网路宗教资讯 (New draft regulations on religious information online poses risks to religious freedom)
Deutsche Welle, September 11, 2018

China to crack down on “chaotic” online religious info: Media
Reuters, September 11, 2018

Xi stresses following path of socialist education with Chinese characteristics
Sina English, September 11, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Barred Tsinghua student studying under registered foreign NGO’s scholarship program
China NGO Project, September 10, 2018

Escape from Xinjiang: Muslim Uighurs speak of China persecution
Al Jazeera, September 10, 2018

专访人权观察:习近平强压 新疆最甚 (Interview with Human Rights Watch: Xinjiang suffers extreme degree of repression under Xi Jinping)
Deutsche Welle, September 11, 2018

Chinese police ban activist's planned visit to democratic Taiwan
Radio Free Asia, September 10, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Bible-burning seen as Chinese Christians squeezed
The Standard, September 11, 2018

【嚴打教會】河南鄭州教會遭查封 傳道人被指講道無備案 (Crackdown on churches in Henan continues, preachers accused of “illegal religious activity” for not obtaining approval from authorities)
The Stand News, September 10, 2018嚴打教會-河南鄭州教會遭查封-傳道人被指講道無備案/

Senior Chinese diplomat highlights “path of human rights development with Chinese characteristics”
Sina English, September 11, 2018

Chinese representative vows to further pursue multilateralism
Sina English, September 11, 2018

U.S. weighs sanctions against Chinese officials over Muslim detention camps
The New York Times, September 10, 2018

吉林省纪委副书记、省监委副主任邱大明接受审查调查(Deputy secretary of Jilin Provincial Commission for Disciple Inspection investigated for serious disciplinary, legal violations)
The Paper, September 11, 2018

China prepared to resist if U.S. adds support for Taiwan’s foreign relations
Voice of America, September 10, 2018

China urges U.S. not to “gesticulate” about countries abandoning Taiwan
Channel NewsAsia, September 11, 2018

中方提醒個別國家勿忘承認一中原則 妥善處理涉台問題 (China reminds “individual countries” to recognize one China principle in handling Taiwan matters)
Radio Television Hong Kong, September 10, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Google is handing the future of the Internet to China
Foreign Policy, September 10, 2018

“Made in China 2025”: Is Beijing’s plan for hi-tech dominance as big a threat as the West thinks it is?
South China Morning Post, September 10, 2018

Why “Made in China 2025” triggered the wrath of President Trump
South China Morning Post, September 11, 2018

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

澳门特区拟制订《网络安全法》(Macao SAR to formulate “Network Security Law”)
Xinhua, September 11, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

民陣發起十一遊行 要求全面徹查沙中綫、陳帆下台 (Civil Human Rights Front plans march on National Day to demand comprehensive probe of Shatin-Central transit Link scandal and call for resignation of Secretary of Transport and Housing), September 11, 2018

Protesters have to be more “organised and disciplined” to avoid jail, Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Raphael Wong says
South China Morning Post, September 10, 2018

Hong Kong Bar Association open to restarting Peking University course but only if school says why two human rights lawyers were barred from teaching
Hong Kong Free Press, September 10, 2018

Video: Hong Kong democracy activists march with “Xi the Pooh” in national anthem protest
Hong Kong Free Press, September 10, 2018

全日制學生自殺率 5年升逾七成 港大:學校預防屏障功能或漸失 (Student suicide rate soars 70% over 5 years, study suggests improving education system)
Citizen News, September 10, 2018自殺-葉兆輝-香港大學-14904/全日制學生自殺率-5年升逾七成-港大:學校預防屏障功能或漸失

Commentary (评论)

Commentary: The trouble with “Made in China”
Channel News Asia, September 11, 2018

香港和台灣政治的第三條路(The third political path for Hong Kong and Taiwan), September 11, 2018

佳士工潮:中国左翼传统的复活 (Jasic workers' movement: Resurrection of Chinese left-wing tradition)
New York Times, September 11, 2018

Podcast: Should African governments welcome or be wary of Chinese infrastructure investment?
ChinaFile, September 10, 2018