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.

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Rights groups call for release of Chinese citizen journalist detained at G20
Radio Free Asia, October 31,2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

China specifies efforts to improve government affairs transparency
Xinhua, October 31, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

维权人士刘艳丽被刑拘逾月 民间发起联署呼吁放人 (Rights defender Liu Yanli criminally detained over a month, citizens organize joint petition urging for her release)
Radio Free Asia, October 31, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Is this a chance for China’s top graft-buster to break a long-standing unofficial rule?
South China Morning Post, October 31, 2016

Xi's role as Party “core” is not a sign of dictatorship: official
Reuters, October 31, 2016

Larung Gar evictees forced to sign pledges never to return
Radio Free Asia, October 31, 2016

传习近平亲信夏宝龙蔡奇将任北京市一二把手 (Xin Jinping’s trusted aides Xia Baolong, Cai Qi rumored to be appointed first and second in command of Beijing City)
Radio France Internationale, October 31, 2016中国/20161031-传习近平亲信夏宝龙蔡奇将任北京一二把手

中国强人规则考验西方 (China’s strongman rule sets a test for the west)
Radio Free Asia, October 31, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Foreign hackers in China’s sights with proposed changes to cyber law
South China Morning Post, November 1, 2016

Controversial Chinese cybersecurity law enters home stretch for approval
Reuters, October 31, 2016

Top legislature mulls draft laws on cybersecurity, nuclear safety
Xinhua, November 1, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

C.Y. says he cancelled Beijing trip to handle aftermath of oath-taking court case
Hong Kong Free Press, November 1, 2016

駐港部隊今早進行軍事演習似向“港獨”示威 (PLA in Hong Kong holds military exercise, some interpret as deterrence of Hong Kong independence movements)
Radio France Internationale, October 31, 2016中國/20161031-駐港部隊今早進行軍事演習似向“港獨”示威

Commentary (评论)

A plea to Britain: don’t forget Tibet in your dealings with China
The Guardian, October 31, 2016

Hong Kong localists’ oath-taking antics only play into the hands of Beijing hardliners
South China Morning Post, October 31, 2016

【特首選舉】香港需要一個怎樣的下屆特首(文:劉夢熊) ([Chief Executive election] What kind of CE does Hong Kong need for the coming term?)
Ming Pao, November 1, 2016