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.

Monday, October 01, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Two Chinese asylum-seekers stranded in Taiwan’s airport after claim
Radio Free Asia, October 1, 2018

Prominent Uyghur intellectual given two-year suspended death sentence for “separatism”
Radio Free Asia, September 28, 2018

China school sued by fired gay teacher in potential landmark case
Reuters, September 28, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

China censors bad economic news amid signs of slower growth
The New York Times, September 28, 2018

Chinese economy powering ahead
Xinhua English, October 1, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China’s leaders confront an unlikely foe: Ardent young communists
The New York Times, September 28, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Evidence indicates China set to target US elections
Voice of America, October 1, 2018

U.S. ambassador accuses China of “bullying” with “propaganda ads”
Reuters, September 30, 2018

China’s Uyghur crackdown goes global
The Diplomat, October 1, 2018

China’s health care crisis: Lines before dawn, violence, and “no trust”
The New York Times, September 30, 2018

China’s provinces are secretly building coal plants in defiance of the national government
Quartz, September 30, 2018

Ex-Chinese securities regulator vice chairman sentenced to 18 years in prison–local court statement
Reuters, September 28, 2018

Uyghur editor of state-run magazine commits suicide “out of fear” of detention
Radio Free Asia, September 28, 2018

“We are scared, but we have Jesus”: China and its war on Christianity
The Guardian, September 28, 2018

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

China eyes anti-terror force to protect overseas interests
Reuters, September 29, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong protesters channel Catalan spirit as they march for independence while testing limits of ban that saw separatist party in the city outlawed
South China Morning Post, October 1, 2018

“We won’t be compromised and won’t be silent”: Hongkongers rally against China on National Day
Agence France-Presse, October 1, 2018

CCTV reporter taken away by police after screaming and slapping at UK conference on Hong Kong autonomy
What’s On Weibo, October 1, 2018

Localist group Demosisto should be outlawed like Hong Kong National Party for its self-determination calls, Beijing adviser Priscilla Leung says
South China Morning Post, September 30, 2018

University students in Hong Kong ignore warning to remove pro-independence messages from campus “democracy wall”
South China Morning Post, September 28, 2018

Occupy protesters return to scene in their hundreds to mark fourth anniversary of Hong Kong pro-democracy movement
South China Morning Post, September 28, 2018

Activist Joshua Wong banned from travel, four years after democracy movement began
Radio Free Asia, September 28, 2018

Commentary (评论)

China Uighurs: All you need to know on Muslim “crackdown”
BBC News, October 1, 2018

Signs of China (3)
ChinaChange, September 30, 2018

For Xi Jinping, being a man of the people means looking the part
The New York Times, September 28, 2018