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 28, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese court hands suspended death sentence to evictee who killed official
Radio Free Asia, September 27, 2018

第十三届中国法学家论坛在京举办 (China Law Society 13th annual forum: Legal scholars to step up jurisprudence studies to serve Party , state)
Legal Daily, September 27, 2018

China #MeToo: Why one woman is being sued by the TV star she accused
BBC, September 27, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

叶挺后人诉“暴走漫画”案今宣判,西安摩摩公司被判公开道歉 (Production company sanctioned with public apology, RMB 100,000 compensation to plaintiff over parody video in heroes and martyrs protection law case)
The Paper, September 28, 2018

Hong Kong universities tell students to remove independence banners, as top China diplomat says city’s young need enhanced education on mainland culture
South China Morning Post, September 27, 2018

理大民主牆變身連儂牆 校方命還原否則沒收 學生會斥打壓 (Polytechnic University orders “Lennon wall” with pro-independence messages removed), September 27, 2018

Phoenix News site suspended for “illegal” coverage
China Digital Times, September 27, 2018

Changing place names to “better reflect Chinese culture” in Ningxia, and “wonderful” Xinjiang
SupChina, September 27, 2018

Is Chinese propaganda infiltrating the German media?
Deutsche Welle, September 27, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Trump’s trade war may have helped Liu Xia win her freedom, Chinese dissident Liao Yiwu says
South China Morning Post, September 28, 2018

Liu Xia talks about Liu Xiaobo, thanks supporters for their concern at New York human rights event
South China Morning Post, September 27, 2018

Liu Xia “under pressure” during first public appearance since her exile
Radio Free Asia, September 27, 2018

Interview: “We are left wandering in fear in a foreign land”
Radio Free Asia, September 27, 2018

China’s Muslim detention camps spark protests in Islamic world
The Wall Street Journal, September 27, 2018

Creating a model for the resolution of collective labour disputes
China Labour Bulletin, September 27, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China says Rohingya issue should not be “internationalized”
Reuters, September 28, 2018

Is China really interfering in the U.S. elections?
The Diplomat, September 28, 2018

Chinese embassy rejects second Swedish apology for satire on tourists
South China Morning Post, September 27, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

U.S. to counter Chinese internet bid in Papua New Guinea: Diplomat
Reuters, September 28, 2018

哥俩好:俄监控系统购自中国 (Russia to import China’s surveillance tech, including facial recognition, biometric identification)
Radio Free Asia, September 27, 2018

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

Taiwan moves ahead with crackdown on illegal funds from mainland China
Radio Free Asia, September 27, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

七項性罪行被質疑歧視男同志 律政司認同部分條文違憲需廢除 (Department of Justice concedes seven sexual offenses targeting male homosexuals are unconstitutional)
The Stand News, September 28, 2018七項性罪行被質疑歧視男同志-律政司認同部分條文違憲需廢除

New Hong Kong civic group co-founded by activist Joshua Wong appeals for international help to fend off “China’s sharp power” in city
South China Morning Post, September 27, 2018

Rally to be held on fourth anniversary of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy Occupy movement
Hong Kong Free Press, September 27, 2018

Commentary (评论)

中國「全面依法治國」,就是「被失蹤」和「被死亡」成為常態 (China’s “rule the country by law” means disappearances, deaths will become normal)
The News Lens, September 28, 2018

【張超雄議員專訪】香港罕見病患者面對的困境(二) (The difficulties faced by patients suffering rare diseases in Hong Kong—Part 2)
The Stand News, September 28, 2018張超雄議員專訪-香港罕見病患者面對的困境-二/

Book Review: Can China ever reconcile the market economy with a one-party state?
Financial Times, September 27, 2018