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 13, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

At least 15 workers, Maoist supporters still detained over labor union campaign
Radio Free Asia, September 12, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

China to ban foreigners from preaching religion online
South China Morning Post, September 12, 2018

China: German theater group barred from staging Ibsen play
Deutsche Welle, September 12, 2018

德国话剧团《人民公敌》南京演出夭折 (Performance of German repertory troupe "People's Enemy" in Nanjing cancelled because of the audience interaction)
Radio Free Asia, September 12, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

呼吁停止打压公民 李蔚拟申请游行被阻 (Activists stopped from submitting application for march against police violence, abuse of power)
Radio Free Asia, September 12, 2018

Chinese political refugee on hunger strike in Thai immigration detention center
Radio Free Asia, September 12, 2018

Chinese activists renew push for same-sex marriage in their thousands
Channel NewsAsia, September 12, 2018

Speaking out: Uygurs in the United States break silence on China’s crackdown
South China Morning Post, September 12, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

欧洲议会高票通过反对大陆军事挑衅台湾的《欧中关系报告》 (EU Parliament passes resolution calling China to cease military provocation on Taiwan)
Radio France Internationale, September 13, 2018中国/20180913-欧洲议会高票通过反对大陆军事挑衅台湾的欧中关系报告

The EU’s new China resolution: Principled but not strategic
The Diplomat, September 13, 2018

辽宁省人大常委会原副主任李文科受贿、行贿案一审宣判 (Deputy secretary of Liaoning People’s Congress Standing Committee sentenced to 16 years for bribery)
Xinhua, September 13, 2018

山西省监狱管理局党委委员、副局长范志民被双开 (CPC committee member of Shanxi Prison Administration investigated for serious disciplinary, legal violations)
Chinanews, September 13, 2018

湖北省交通运输厅党组成员、副厅长谢强接受纪律审查和监察调查 (CPC committee member of transportation department of Hubei investigated for serious disciplinary, legal violations)
Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, September 13, 2018

U.N. decries “shameful” reprisals on rights activists in 38 countries
Reuters, September 12, 2018

联合国谴责中俄等38国迫害维权人士 (UN condemns China and 37 other countries for reprisals on rights defenders)
Radio Free Asia, September 12, 2018

Lawmakers, citing Muslim camps, ask Commerce Dept. to limit technology sales to China
The New York Times, September 12, 2018

China urges U.S. to “abandon prejudice” over Xinjiang
Reuters, September 12, 2018

Video: China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs denies human rights abuse allegations in Xinjiang
Yahoo News, September 10, 2018

闻喜县公安局原副局长景益民盗墓、当黑帮保护伞,终审判无期 (Wenxi county security bureau vice-chief appeal rejected, life sentence upheld for colluding with grave robbers, providing “protective umbrella” for triads)
The Paper, September 12, 2018

世界氣象組織徵年曆照 台灣被改成「中國台灣省」 攝影師不滿棄賽 (UN World Meteorological Organization photo competition changes Taiwan location to “Taiwan province of China,” contestant quits after unsuccessful negotiations)
The Stand News, September 12, 2018台灣/世界氣象組織徵年曆照-台灣被改成-中國台灣省-攝影師不滿棄賽/

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

苹果发布会将台湾与中港并列惹“环时”不满 (Chinese official media offended by Apple for listing Taiwan and Hong Kong on par with China)
Voice of America, September 13, 2018

“Why are Taiwan and Hong Kong separate from China?”: Chinese raise ruckus over Apple’s iPhone presentation
South China Morning Post, September 13, 2018

Whacking the mole: How Australia scrambles to regulate Chinese technology
The Conversation, September 12, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Student gets probation for carrying air gun
The Standard, September 13, 2018

Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents’ Club lease allows government to evict it at just three months’ notice
South China Morning Post, September 13, 2018

Hong Kong National Party’s Andy Chan drops appeal against election ban after failing to get legal aid for court fight
South China Morning Post, September 13, 2018

Ex-president of Hong Kong legislature defends “sinners of society” attack on judges by pro-Beijing politician
Hong Kong Free Press, September 12, 2018

《地厚天高》新加坡列為「18禁」 不設公開售票 導演林子穎:可以播已經幾好 (Singapore lists film on localist Edward Leung, “Lost in the Fumes,” as 18+ for “political sensitivity”)
The Stand News, September 12, 2018地厚天高-新加坡列為-18禁-不設公開售票/

Commentary (评论)

Make sacrifices to illuminate the future: Commemorating the fifth anniversary of the founding of the China Human Rights Lawyers Group
China Change, September 13, 2018

台湾外长:“中国问题”对全球自由民主价值构成威胁 (Taiwan Foreign Minister: "China Issue" poses a threat to global freedom and democracy)
Voice of America, September 13, 2018

End France’s silence over massive rights violations in China
Human Rights Watch, September 12, 2018