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, November 03, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

German deputy leader, in China, urges release of human rights lawyers
Reuters, November 2, 2016

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers, Defenders and International Reactions: A Brief Chronology
Human Rights in China, September 13, 2016

Mass Crackdown on Chinese Lawyers and Defenders
Human Rights in China, June 10, 2016

Guangdong labor activist Meng Han sentenced to 1 year, 9 months
Hong Kong Free Press, November 3, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Feng Xiaogang’s “I am not Madame Bovary” clears China censorship
China Film Insider, November 2, 2016

Willing proxies give China’s censors a global reach
The Diplomat, November 3, 2016

Report: China censorship machine not the monolith it appears to be
The Wall Street Journal, November 2, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China detains Jilin activist for wearing anti-Xi Jinping T-shirt
Radio Free Asia, November 2, 2016

Woman beaten in China's Sichuan after trying to run in local election
Radio Free Asia, November 2, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China's Xi condemns “cliques” and “conspiracies” within party
Reuters, November 2, 2016

New Communist Party rules call on top Chinese cadres to inform on each other
South China Morning Post, November 3, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Airbnb will store personal data of China users locally
The Street, November 1, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

1,600 join rally against Beijing’s expected intervention over oath row, organizers say
Hong Kong Free Press, November 3, 2016

Separatist Hong Kong lawmakers draw fears of intervention by China
The New York Times, November 3, 2016

Hong Kong's parliament: A chaotic show that reveals deeper concerns
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 2, 2016

【立會新局】特首辦發聲明:「毋須亦不應」就UGL事件成立專責委員會調查 (Chief Executive Office statement: “Unnecessary and should not” set up special investigative committee for UGL case)
Ming Pao, November 2, 2016

Commentary (评论)

Ai Weiwei to west: tackle China on human rights whatever the cost
The Guardian, November 3, 2016

强人政治重新成为“时尚”? (Has strongman politics become “fashion” again?)
The Financial Times, November 3, 2106

香港新聞網站流量排名知多少(文:蘇鑰機、李月蓮) (How much do you know about the traffic of Hong Kong’s news websites?)
Ming Pao, November 3, 2016

【誓詞風波】法治與基本法(文:李浩然) ([Oath-taking scandal] Rule of law and the Basic Law)
Ming Pao, November 3, 2016

【誓詞風波】唔識法,點釋法?香港為何淪落如此? ([Oath-taking scandal] Can those who don’t know the Law interpret it? Why has Hong Kong degenerated to this?)
Ming Pao, November 3, 2016