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, October 09, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China's former Interpol chief “in secret bribery probe” after resignation
Radio Free Asia, October 8, 2018

A knife emoji, then silence: The strange story of how China detained the head of Interpol
Quartz, October 8, 2018

China scrambles to contain PR mess over detention of Interpol president
Sydney Morning Herald, October 9, 2018

Under threat of Chinese “reeducation,” ethnic Kazakh forced to abort baby
Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty, October 8, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

The total censorship era: Chinese journalists reflect on their experiences
China Digital Times, October 8, 2018

The Bard in Beijing: How Shakespeare is subverting China
Financial Times, October 5, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Thousands of Chinese army veterans march over police beatings
Radio Free Asia, October 8, 2018

中国山东平度驱赶维权老兵爆冲突 各地老兵驰援 (Shandong veteran soldiers protest meets violent suppression)
Voice of America, October 7, 2018

For Chinese, no escape from government control even when six feet under
Telegraph, October 6, 2018

Kazakhstan denies asylum to Xinjiang re-education camp whistle-blower
Agence France-Presse, October 6, 2018

Osaka cuts sister city ties with San Francisco over “comfort women” statue
Global Voices, October 6, 2018

Rape case shocks elite Chinese university students, raises fears of off-campus accommodation safety
South China Morning Post, October 5, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China-U.S. tensions flare in testy Pompeo visit to Beijing
Bloomberg, October 8, 2018

Shutdowns of house churches continue (video)
Bitter Winter, October 8, 2018

China punishes officials in Fan Bingbing tax evasion case
Channel NewsAsia, October 8, 2018

Detention of Interpol’s Meng Hongwei “harms confidence in Chinese leaders of global bodies”
South China Morning Post, October 8, 2018

China quietly boosting UN influence
Agence France-Presse, October 7, 2018

U.S. ready to squeeze China partners with “poison pill” trade deals
Reuters, October 6, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chinese police get power to inspect internet service providers
South China Morning Post, October 5, 2018

China expands its cybersecurity rulebook, heightening foreign corporate concerns
Wall Street Journal, October 5, 2018

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

曾在新疆學維語的漢族生:我們的就業方向是監控維族人 (Former Han student reveals his days in Xinjiang: Greatest career path for studying Uyghur language is surveillance on Uyghurs)
The Initium, October 8, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

A “worrying precedent”: Int’l pressure mounts on Hong Kong to explain FT journalist visa denial
Reuters, October 8, 2018

Financial Times journalist Victor Mallet allowed back into Hong Kong for seven days only – even though British tourists can stay for 6 months
South China Morning Post, October 8, 2018

Hong Kong’s denial of work visa for journalist Victor Mallet sends “chilling message” about erosion of basic rights, Financial Times says
South China Morning Post, October 8, 2018

“No foreign country has any right to interfere”: China issues warning as Hong Kong bans journalist
Hong Kong Free Press, October 7, 2018

【FCC副主席續簽被拒】林鄭:不交代是國際慣例 矢言捍衛言論新聞自由 (Chief executive Carrie Lam maintains refusal to give reasons for visa denial)
Ming Pao, October 9, 2018

游梁衝立會會議廳案 青政前議員助理放棄上訴即時入獄 (Assistant of ousted legislator gives up appeal against unlawful assembly conviction for trying to enter LegCo, starts serving jail sentence)
The Stand News, October 8, 2018

Forced retirement is “age discrimination,” head of Hong Kong’s Elderly Commission tells local businesses
South China Morning Post, October 7, 2018

Hong Kong Polytechnic University students end hunger strike over bulletin board which carried pro-independence signs
South China Morning Post, October 7, 2018

理大學生會絕食逾24小時 校方促離開或追究 (More than 24 hours into hunger strike, Polytechnic University urges students to leave lest they face consequences), October 6, 2018

Hong Kong education chief forced to clarify controversial comments about teaching Chinese language in Cantonese
South China Morning Post, October 7, 2018

Commentary (评论)

Signs of China (4)
China Change, October 8, 2018

Beijing expects Carrie Lam to pass one more test: the enactment of Article 23 national security laws
South China Morning Post, October 8, 2018

What Hong Kong’s expulsion of a foreign journalist tells us about leader Carrie Lam’s woes
Hong Kong Free Press, October 7, 2018

Teachers, hold your tongues: Student informants in the Chinese classroom
Hong Kong Free Press, October 6, 2018

Does Carrie Lam support Hong Kong’s courts when they promote individual rights, or back Beijing?
South China Morning Post, October 6, 2018

Red scarves and Iowa newspapers: China’s propaganda in action
The Diplomat, October 5, 2018

China has designs on Europe. Here is how Europe should respond
The Economist, October 4, 2018