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 20, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese netizens see human rights violations in child protection bill
Global Voices, October 19, 2016

国家互联网信息办公室关于《未成年人网络保护条例(草案征求意见稿)》公开征求意见的通知 (Cyberspace Administration of China notice for open solicitation of public opinion on Regulations for the Protection of Minors Online (Draft for the Solicitation of Public Opinions)
Cyberspace Administration of China, September 30, 2016

Tibetan monk detained, beaten after solo protest
Radio Free Asia, October 19, 2016

China lags behind in rule-of-law ranking
The Wall Street Journal, October 20, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Trump thinks China’s leaders are smarter. They didn’t even let their people watch the debate
The Washington Post, October 20, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Former Wukan chief Lin Zuluan’s appeal rejected by court
Hong Kong Free Press, October 20, 2016

Refocus of China's anti-graft campaign means almost anyone a target
Reuters, October 20, 2016

Destined for top or on his way out? Opinion split on fate of Chinese government official Zhang Chunxian
South China Morning Post, October 17, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s Internet reflects power of the checkbook
The Wall Street Journal, October 19, 2016

Twitter“衰落”与微博“中兴” (Decline of Twitter and resurgence of Weibo)
Financial Times, October 20, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong's executive and legislative branches clash
The Diplomat, October 19, 2016

【誓詞風波】范徐麗泰:基本法無三權分立概念 ([Oath taking scandal] Former LegCo president, NPC Deputy, Rita Fan: Concept of separation of powers does not exist in Basic Law)
Ming Pao, October 19, 2016

Commentary (评论)

自決在香港是個「偽命題」(文:宋哲) (Self-determination is a “pseudo-proposition” in Hong Kong)
Ming Pao, October 19, 2016

【誓詞風波】當網絡「村民」進入立法會(文:蔡子強) ([Oath taking scandal] When Internet “villagers” enter LegCo)
Ming Pao, October 19, 2016

破解中国“工具”教育之惑 (Cracking the puzzle of China’s education by tools and know-how)
Financial Times, October 20, 2016

甚麼是真.香港人? (What is “Real Hongkonger”?)
InMedia HK, October 20, 2016