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.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Former Interpol chief “held in China under new form of custody”
The Guardian, October 9, 2018

Interpol’s president vanishes in China: No one’s immune from enforced disappearances
Human Rights Watch, October 8, 2018

Future still uncertain for Chinese refugees in Taiwan, Thailand
Radio Free Asia, October 9, 2018

Two face charges in China's political prisoner support group crackdown
Radio Free Asia, October 9, 2018

被控“煽颠寻滋” 民间团体义工遭刑拘 (Volunteers of organization supporting families of political prisoners face charges of causing disturbance and inciting subversion of state power)
Radio Free Asia, October 9, 2018

黄琦狱中声明:若换律师将拒绝出庭 (Jailed activist Huang Qi refuses state-appointed lawyer, family denied acces to medical reports as health condition worsens)
Radio Free Asia, October 9, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese media mum on Mallet case
Chinese Media Project, October 9, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Wife of former Interpol president says disappearances like that of her husband are “very common now in China”
Associated Press, October 9, 2018

Wife of ex-Interpol boss describes threats
Voice of America, October 9, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

CPC to take action against excessive inspections
Reuters, October 10, 2018

Video explainer: China is peeling away Taiwan's remaining allies
Financial Times, October 9, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

New evidence of Chinese tampering with Supermicro hardware “found in U.S. telecoms company”
Bloomberg, October 10, 2018

Company touts AI-powered facial recognition
China Digital Times, October 9, 2018

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

China's Urumqi takes aim at "extremist" religious practices
Reuters, October 10, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

China draws a new red line around Hong Kong
Bloomberg, October 10, 2018

Financial Times to appeal journalist’s visa denial as democrats pressure Chief Exec. Carrie Lam for answers
Hong Kong Free Press, October 9, 2018

反對傳召林鄭到立會解釋馬凱事件 李慧琼:請停止向政府施壓 (Pro-government lawmaker opposes LegCo summoning Chief Executive to explain visal denial), October 9, 2018

Denial of Financial Times journalist’s visa was “politically motivated,” British foreign secretary says, calling on Hong Kong government to reconsider
South China Morning Post, October 10, 2018

Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s policy address 2018: Hong Kong leader lays out plans for housing, health care and more
South China Morning Post, October 10, 2018

林鄭:建議延長法定產假至 14 週 政府補貼僱主 公務員即時生效 (New policy address proposes 14-weeks maternaty leave on government subsidy, with immediate effect on civil servants)
The Stand News, October 10, 2018

反東北案葉寶琳黃根源上訴遭駁回 即時服刑 (New Territories East development protestors’ appeal on sentencing rejected, prison sentence resumed), October 10, 2018

Commentary (评论)

Interpol debacle won’t just hurt China: Global institutions will suffer if they can’t feel secure appointing Chinese officials
Bloomberg, October 10, 2018

孟宏伟案:中国参与国际事务能力受质疑 (Meng’s case casts doubt to China’s participation in international affairs)
Radio Free Asia, October 9, 2018

Meng Hongwei and the rule of law with Chinese characteristics
The Diplomat, October 9, 2018

China’s media crackdown spreads to Hong Kong
The New York Times, October 9, 2018

Hong Kong ranks ahead of the US and France for its rule of law, but will the Victor Mallet visa case affect its standing?
Hong Kong Free Press, October 9, 2018