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 27, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

From chatroom to courtroom: China's #MeToo movement takes legal turn
Reuters, September 27, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

《英烈保护法》亮剑网络“恶搞”,叶挺后人提起诉讼 (General’s descendants sue parody video producer for defamation under heroes and martyrs protection law)
The Paper, September 27, 2018

Xi calls for building world-class new mainstream media
Xinhua English, September 26, 2018

China makes teachers, medical professionals pledge not to follow any religion
Radio Free Asia, September 26, 2018

《江湖儿女》负能量?贾樟柯回应!胡锡进再回应贾:见不得真话乃负能量 胡:所有探索都是正能量 (Director Jia Zhangke responds to Global Times’ “negative energy” criticism of his new film )
M Time, September 26, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Liu Xia, widow of Nobel winner Liu Xiaobo, arrives in New York for human rights events
South China Morning Post, September 26, 2018

廖亦武偕劉霞抵紐約 出席人權獎頒獎活動 (Liu Xia attends “Power of the Powerless in China” human rights event in New York)
Ming Pao, September 26, 2018

Family fears UAE will deport Uyghur to China
Al Jazeera, September 26, 2018

Pope calls on Chinese Catholics to offer criticism to build fairer society
Telegraph, September 26, 2018

Outspoken Hong Kong cardinal warns Vatican will “abandon” Taiwan after China deal
Hong Kong Free Press, September 27, 2018

Beijing charges shuttered church $170,000 after eviction
Voice of America, September 26, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China sends ex-colleagues of former internet tsar Lu Wei to “education sessions”
South China Morning Post, September 26, 2018

Chinese embassy rejects “apology” from Swedish comedy show for “racist” tourist skit
Hong Kong Free Press, September 26, 2018

政治标准师德师风为长江学者首要条件 违反政治纪律违反师德强制退出 (New regulations on “Changjiang Scholars Program” to screen scholars by political standards, violators to be disqualified)
Legal Daily, September 25, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Google confirms “Project Dragonfly” for China
Financial Times, September 27, 2018

Ex-Google employee urges lawmakers to take on company
The New York Times, September 26, 2018

Congress challenges Google on China; Google falls short
Wired, September 26, 2018

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

副外長回應疆「再教育營」:挽救被洗腦者 (Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs says re-education “rescues” those brainwashed by extremism)
Ming Pao, September 27, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

National security law looms over Hong Kong freedoms
Agence France-Presse, September 27, 2018

Students who associate with outlawed Hong Kong National Party can face criminal sanctions, government tells schools as top Beijing official welcomes ban
South China Morning Post, September 26, 2018

【民族黨禁運作】教局去信全港中學校監 籲防非法社團滲入 (Education Bureau warns primary, secondary schools against “infiltration” by illegal pro-independence associations with “wrong and misled” ideologies)
Ming Pao, September 26, 2018

封殺「香港民族黨」的社團條例,原先為誰而立?(The law by which National Party is banned: Who was the Societies Ordinance intended to target?)
The Initium, September 26, 2018

U.S. presses Hong Kong on freedoms after party ban
Agence France-Presse, September 25, 2018

公司姓党:逾百间在港上市公司设党委 凌驾股东利益 (123 China-affiliated companies listed in Hong Kong have set up CPC committees, upholding Party’s interest over shareholders’ in event of conflict)
Radio France Internationale, September 26, 2018港澳台/20180926-公司姓党逾百间在港上市公司设党委-凌驾股东利益

Commentary (评论)

【張超雄議員專訪】香港罕見病患者面對的困境 (The difficulties faced by patients suffering rare diseases in Hong Kong)
The Stand News, September 27, 2018張超雄議員專訪-香港罕見病患者面對的困境-一/

“雨伞运动”四周年:反思转化行动 中国阴影下香港未来的迷茫 (4th anniversary of Umbrella Movement: Reflection on attempts of transformation, Hong Kong’s future uncertain in China’s shadow)
BBC News, September 27, 2018

Beijing needs to show better understanding of churches after deal
South China Morning Post, September 26, 2018

Vatican agreement with China legitimizes a Christian-torturing regime
The Federalist, September 26, 2018

My #MeToo encounters in China started as a young girl—and only got worse from there
Quartz, September 26, 2018