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, November 24, 2015

Access to Justice (司法公正)

中國獨立記者高瑜「洩密案」二審開庭 法院稱擇日宣判 (Gao Yu’s appeal trial for “leaking state secrets” heard in court, ruling to be announced on Thursday)
The Initium, November 24, 2015

北京疑加大打击海外禁书禁刊出版发行人 (Beijing reportedly plans to intensify crackdown on publishers and distributers of banned books overseas)
Radio France Internationale, November 23, 2015中国/20151123-北京加大打击海外禁书禁刊出版发行人

China says repatriated dissidents “guilty of crimes”
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 23, 2015

You have the right to remain silent: Inside the fight over the American Bar Association's tepid condemnation of Beijing’s crackdown on lawyers and activists.
Foreign Policy, November 24, 2015

Chinese court to pass verdict on Guo Feixiong, two others
Radio Free Asia, November 23, 2015

Access to Information (信息公开)

央视《胡耀邦》出现抹去赵紫阳头像的人民日报 (State broadcaster airs Hu Yaobang program with purged leader Zhao Ziyang’s image erased from the People’s Daily)
Radio France Internationale, November 23, 2015中国/20151123-央视《胡耀邦》出现抹去赵紫阳头像的人民日报

China’s official amnesia over the legacy of Hu Yaobang, the man whose death inspired the Tiananmen protests
South China Morning Post, November 24, 2015

China cuts mobile service of Xinjiang residents evading Internet filters
The New York Times, November 24, 2015

Twitter tally at People’s Daily does not add up, say researchers
The Financial Times, November 23, 2015

China censors online outcry after ISIS execution
China File, November 24, 2015

Government Accountability (政府问责)

联合国对中国酷刑的审议:提问尖锐,答非所问 (Stark contrast in China’s UN Torture Review: pointed questions, non-responsive answers)
Human Rights in China, November 18, 2015

人权组织促中国允许朝鲜难民赴第三国 (Human rights organization urges China to allow refugees from North Korea to pass to a third country)
Voice of America, November 24, 2015

College counselors told to join the Party
China Digital Times, November 22, 2015

Four China banking regulators demoted as anti-corruption crackdown on financial sector continues
South China Morning Post, November 23, 2015

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

U.S. cyber command’s veiled threat: China “vulnerable” in cyberspace
The Diplomat, November 24, 2015

国际网络安全公司:中国地下网络犯罪有了新招数 (International cybersecurity company: China’s underground cybercriminals quick to develop new tricks)
Voice of America, November 24, 2015

Hong Kong (香港)

Occupy and Hong Kong youth take toll on pro-Beijing parties' share of vote
South China Morning Post, November 24, 2015

Potential candidates for 2016 “super district councilor” emerge as incumbents lose or retire
Hong Kong Free Press, November 23, 2015

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

China forces used flamethrower to hunt Xinjiang “terrorists”: army newspaper
Reuters, November 23, 2015

China's own “double standard” on terrorism
The Diplomat, November 23, 2015

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Memories of torture and hope for redemption in a Chinese village
Huffington Post, November 24, 2015