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, September 05, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China passes pilot program for plea bargains
Reuters, September 3, 2016

China “disappears” dozens of dissidents as G20 summit opens in Hangzhou
Radio Free Asia, September 5, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

What election? Information about Hong Kong’s historic vote is blocked or censored in China
Quartz, September 5, 2016

Innovation, so the Party can shine
China Media Project, September 2, 2016

Chinese newspaper claims western media “hyped up” Obama G20 snub
The Guardian, September 5, 2016

Deutsche Welle: China refuses accreditations for G20 Summit
Deustche Welle, September 3, 2016

Silence of the fans: China’s G20 censorship blocks social media praise of first lady Peng Liyuan’s stunning banquet dress
South China Morning Post, September 5, 2016

Rocket silence: No news after China’s satellite launch irks some
The Wall Street Journal, September 2, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Paris climate deal: U.S. and China formally join pact
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 3, 2016

China's hosting of G20 proves controversial ahead of opening
Deutsche Welle, September 3, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Hong Kong government “attacked by Chinese hackers”
Agence France-Presse, September 2, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong Election 2016: Triumph for pro-democracy newcomers as opposition camp maintains veto power
Hong Kong Free Press, September 5, 2016

In Hong Kong, young protest leaders win seats in local elections
The New York Times, September 4, 2016

Hong Kong election: Who are the new faces in politics?
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 5, 2016

He’s the king of votes, but Eddie Chu warns of “storm of political violence” after landslide Legco election win
朱凱迪成新界西票王 籲港人反對政治暴力
South China Morning Post, September 5, 2016

Hong Kong election: Youth protest leaders win LegCo seats
British Broadcasting Corporation, September 5, 2016

A record number of voters turned out for Hong Kong’s most important election since the Occupy protests
Quartz, September 5, 2016

Vote this way: Chinese state-owned firms reportedly hand out instructions to staff on how to vote in Hong Kong elections
South China Morning Post, September 3, 2016

The plea from a 15-year-old Hongkonger that went viral: “I really want to vote but…”
Hong Kong Free Press, September 3, 2016

Opinion and Editorial (观点和社论)

Why political apathy is a bigger threat to Hong Kong’s future than independence calls
South China Morning Post, September 3, 2016

Hong Kong: Rooftopping for freedom and disobedience
Al Jazeera, September 4, 2016

The West and the new, tech-savvy China
The Diplomat, September 1, 2016