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, October 18, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China probes outspoken rights lawyer defending ailing Sichuan activist
Radio Free Asia, October 17, 2018

PART II: Interview: “We can observe the toilet with cameras as well”
Radio Free Asia, October 17, 2018

Interview: “We give them a warning before ordering them to stand as punishment”
Radio Free Asia, October 4, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

Professors dismissed for speech, netizen trial first for charge on managing websites
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, October 18, 2018

“WeChat is not a land outside the Law”
ChinaFile, October 17, 2018

How extensive restrictions have shaped the story in Xinjiang, China
Columbia Journalism Review, October 16, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Xinjiang camps: China takes its defence of “re-education centres” overseas with Pakistan meeting
South China Morning Post, October 17, 2018

Translation: Our career direction is to monitor Uyghurs
China Digital Times, October 17, 2018

房峰辉被移交司法机关 (Former military chief, General Fang Fenghui, stripped of rank, transferred to military court for prosecution)
Deutsche Welle, October 16, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chinese search giant Baidu says it cares about what AI does to society
Quartz, October 18, 2018

Google CEO says “important to explore” China project
Agence France-Presse, October 16, 2018

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

上海機場臉部辨識自助登機12秒完成安檢 組織憂當局利用資料追蹤民眾 (Shanghai airport uses facial recognition for automated check-in, human rights organizations express concern)
Ming Pao, October 18, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

香港“明日大屿”填海计划今天引发的争议 (The controversy surrounding Hong Kong’s proposed land reclamation project)
BBC News, October 18, 2018

黃遠輝:從頭到尾不知填海1700公頃 諮詢報告會還社會公道 (Government task force on land supply: Never knew of reclamation project, consultation report to do justice to society)
Citizen News, October 16, 2018

Commentary (评论)

Interview: The plight of China’s Uyghur Muslims exposed
European Interest, October 17, 2018

Ties between African countries and China are complex. Understanding this matters
The Conversation, October 15, 2018