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 27, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

VOA连线(黄琦):六四天网创始人黄琦被带走维稳 罪名“莫须有” (VOA Connects—Huang Qi: Founder of 64 Tianwang Huang Qi taken away on groundless stability maintenance accusations)
Voice of America, Ocotber 26, 2016

Founder of rights defence website in China detained as key meeting convenes, house searched
Hong Kong Free Press, October 26, 2016

Three detained for spreading rumor about families getting millions for Shenzhen home demolitions
South China Morning Post, October 27, 2016

Chinese police silence petitioners, candidates for local office
Voice of America, October 24, 2016

Jigme Gyatso is released from prison in Gansu
Radio Free Asia, October 26, 2016

Detained lawyers' families send open letter to China's Xi Jinping
Voice of America, October 26, 2016

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers, Defenders and International Reactions: A Brief Chronology
Human Rights in China, August 21, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

中国维权网站六四天网、非新闻获“无国界记者”组织新闻自由奖提名 (China’s rights defense websites 64 Tianwang and Nonnews nominated for 2016 NGO Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom Prize)
Radio Free Asia, October 26, 2016

RSF unveils 22 nominees for 2016 Press Freedom Prize
Reporters Without Borders, October 24, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Improving governance In China
The Diplomat, October 24, 2016

Three Xi’an officials detained after stuffing cotton into air quality monitor to alter data
Hong Kong Free Press, October 26, 2016

China’s male-dominated, anti-graft politics by the numbers
Washington Post, October 27, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Leaked Xinjiang police report describes circumvention tools as “terrorist software”
Global Voices, October 26, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong legislators defy ban as standoff continues
Al Jazeera, October 27, 2016

【短片:胡國興選特首】胡:非接受人大831框架 應向中央誠實反映港人政改意向 (Woo Kwok-hing running for Chief Executive: “Not accepting 831 framework, should earnestly reflect Hong Kong people’s disposition towards political reform to the Chinese central government)
Ming Pao, October 27, 2016

新聞人物:香港退休法官胡國興——打響特首選戰槍聲第一人 (Retired judge Woo Kwok-hing: First to enter Chief Executive election race)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 27, 2016

Ex-judge Woo Kwok-hing is against Beijing’s decision to bar open elections in HK, says democrat
Hong Kong Free Press, October 27, 2016

Retired judge slams CY Leung’s performance as he formally announces bid for Hong Kong’s top job
South China Morning Post, October 27, 2016

Commentary (评论)

What do labor NGOs in China do?
China Policy Institute, October 17, 2016

从中国到英美:也谈民族主义和爱国主义 (From China to U.K. and U.S.: Nationalism and patriotism)
The Financial Times, October 27, 2016