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.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China orders lawyers to support Communist Party
Wall Street Journal, October 26, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

China is struggling to keep control over its version of the past
The Economist, October 29, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Xi Jinping becomes “core” leader of China
The Guardian, October 27, 2016

How Xi Jinping can use his new power as “core” of China’s Communist Party
South China Morning Post, October 28, 2016

Word of the week: Core
China Digital Times, October 27, 2016

在台藏人与民间团体声援西藏五明佛学院 (Tibetans and civil societies in Taiwan rally in support of Larung Gar in Tibet)
Radio Free Asia, October 27, 2016

美国人权委员会议员敦促中国停止拆除色达佛学院 (U.S. Human Rights Commission urges China to end demolitions of Larung Gar in Tibet)
Radio Free Asia, October 27, 2016

联合国推动反核武 美英反对 中国弃权 (UN votes to launch talks on nuclear weapons ban, U.S., U.K. oppose and China abstains)
Deutsche Welle, October 28, 2016联合国推动反核武-美英反对-中国弃权/a-36182111

Two senior Chinese officers expelled from Communist Party
Reuters, October 28, 2016

And the award for “best corruption confession by a Chinese official” goes to…
Quartz, October 27, 2016

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

China holds first anti-terrorism drills with Saudi Arabian special forces
South China Morning Post, October 27, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

【胡國興選特首】獲中央祝福? 身體健康? 有無黑材料? 胡官參選記者會全面睇 (Retired judge Woo Kwok-hing to run for Chief Executive: General review of press conference)
Ming Pao, October 27, 2016

支持廿三條立法 胡國興:香港一直都是三權分立 (In favor of Article 23 legislation, Woo Kwok-hing: Hong Kong has always had separation of powers)
InMedia HK, October 27, 2016

【短片:胡國興選特首】胡指六四坦克對付人民「好唔妥」 若當選會向中央轉達平反訴求 (Woo Kwok-hing on June Fourth: Using tanks against its people “very problematic,” will reflect the demand for redress toward the Chinese central government if elected)
Ming Pao, October 28, 2016

【胡國興選特首】胡指與市民同感受梁振英誠信問題不了了之 稱「一定唔可以畀佢走雞」 (Woo Kwok-hing empathetic with the people: CY Leung’s credibility problem remains unresolved, “should never be overlooked”)
Ming Pao, October 28, 2016

Hong Kong has its first contender for next Chief Executive
The Diplomat, October 27, 2016

嚴正要求梁君彥下台 聯署聲明 (Joint statement: Solemnly demanding Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen to step down)
InMedia HK, October 28, 2016

Commentary (评论)

America’s dangerous “China fantasy"
The New York Times, October 28, 2016

An exiled editor traces the roots of democratic thought in China
The New York Times, October 28, 2016

【誓詞風波】談宣誓風波(文:尹兆堅) (About the oath taking scandal)
Ming Pao, October 28, 2016