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 19, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Tibetan official jailed after complaining about corruption is released after serving full term
Radio Free Asia, October 18, 2016

北京警方推加强刑事执法办案10措施 (Beijing police introduce 10 measures to strengthen criminal law enforcement, case handling)
China News, October 19, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Netflix’s new, brilliant strategy for China is to stay the hell out of the country
Quartz, October 18, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China's army veterans face backlash following mass Beijing protests
Radio Free Asia, October 18, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China officials confess to corruption in new TV series
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 18, 2016

坚决以“零容忍”的态度正风肃纪 (Uphold “zero tolerance” to strictly enforce discipline)
People’s Daily, October 19, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Mark Zuckerberg’s long march to China
MIT Technology Review, October 18, 2016

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

郭声琨会见约旦公安总局总局长阿提夫 (Guo Shengkun, Ministry of Public Security, meets with Gen. Atif Al-Saudi, head of General Security in Jordan)
Legal Daily, October 19, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

LIVE: Hong Kong lawmakers gather for swearing-in session after gov’t bid to prevent re-taking of oaths
Hong Kong Free Press, October 19, 2016

Hong Kong lawmakers walk out to block swearing-in of democracy activists
The Guardian, October 19, 2016

香港「青年新政」議員重申不會為誓詞道歉 (Hong Kong Youngspiration lawmakers reiterate that they will not apologize for the oath taking)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 19, 2016

【港大「民主與民族:香港自決路上的兩難」論壇 】 朱凱廸:民族主義難令民主運動壯大 ([HKU discussion forum “Democracy vs nation: Hong Kong’s dilemma on the path of self-determination] Eddie Chu: Nationalism can hardly strengthen democratization movement)
InMedia HK, October 19, 2016

【銅鑼灣書店事件】父親失蹤一年 桂民海女兒Angela撰文嘆中國封鎖資訊:誰會記得我父親和銅鑼灣書店27年? ([Causeway Bay Books] Gui Minhai disappeared for 1 year, daughter Angela’s essay laments China’s information blockade:“Who will ever remember what happened to my father and Causeway Bay Books for 27 years?”)
Ming Pao, October 18, 2016

Who will remember my father, Gui Minhai?
Washington Post, October 17, 2016

【透明國際】批梁振英向《蘋果》發律師信「荒謬」 全球反貪組織主席:如果你沒有做錯事,為何要阻止別人談論? (Anti-corruption NGO Transparency International criticizes CY Leung’s legal threat to Apple Daily as “absurd”: Why stop people from talking about it if you didn’t do wrong?)
Ming Pao, October 19, 2016

Commentary (评论)

How the party’s absolute power undermines its efforts to strengthen China’s rule of law
South China Morning Post, October 18, 2016

Taming the “big tigers” won't be easy for China's president
Deutsche Welle, October 18, 2016