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 26, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Labor activist Meng Han goes to trial amidst intimidation and blatant procedural violations
China Labor Bulletin, October 24, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Shanghai private schools warned to focus more on official subjects, including ideology
South China Morning Post, October 26, 2016

Shanghai seeks to enforce ban on overseas curricula at international schools
Caixin, October 26, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Rights groups slam China's record ahead of U.N. Council vote
Radio Free Asia, October 26, 2016

China officials stuff cotton gauze into air monitoring equipment to falsify results
The Telegraph, October 26, 2016

China vows better environmental monitoring to improve health
Channel News Asia, October 26, 2016

Jail terms, confessions and anti-graft TV ... how China ensures a trouble-free top Communist Party meeting
South China Morning Post, October 26, 2016

China says has political promise from West on graft fight
Reuters, October 25, 2016

媒体:中美加紧反腐合作 提快外逃官员引渡 (Media: China and U.S. step up anti- corruption cooperation to expedite extradition of officials)
Deutsche Welle, October 26, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China tech groups to share data with state in online fraud battle
Financial Times, October 25, 2016

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

中美第三次副外长级反恐磋商在美举行 (Sino-American third Deputy Foreign Ministerial level consultation on counterterrorism held in U.S.)
Chinanews, October 26, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong legislature delays swearing-in of pro-independence lawmakers amid pressure
Reuters, October 25, 2016

香港立法会宣誓争议:梁颂恒游蕙祯闯关要求宣誓未果 (LegCo Oaths Controversy: Baggio Leung and Yau Wai-Ching’s “crash” swear-in attempt unsuccessful)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 26, 2016

Pro-Beijing supporters mass outside Hong Kong parliament amid turmoil
The Guardian, October 26, 2016

HKFP reporter surrounded by pro-China protesters at LegCo rally; memory card stolen
Hong Kong Free Press, October 26, 2016

The youngest woman ever to be elected to Hong Kong’s legislature is being targeted with sexual slurs
Quartz, October 25, 2016

Commentary (评论)

Evaluating China’s cyber power
The Diplomat, October 26, 2016

From Hong Kong to the US, campuses are where real change takes root, so let the dialogue begin
South China Morning Post, October 26, 2016

新华时评:国际学校不能淡化国情教育 (Xinhua Commentary: International schools cannot water down national education)
Xinhua, October 13, 2016