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.

Monday, November 07, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Fruit Ninja meets the Communist Party: game on in battle for patriotic hearts and minds
South China Morning Post, November 6, 2016

China passes restrictive new film law
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 7, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

A declaration by Yao Lifa and 57 other candidates for People’s Representative in Qianjiang City, Hubei province
China Change, November 6, 2016

Coal, steel workers oppose raw deals in capacity reduction
China Labor Bulletin, November 4, 2016

From under a pickup truck in Shanghai: a desperate protest
The Wall Street Journal, November 2, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Senior graft-buster appointed China’s new spy chief amid leadership reshuffle
South China Morning Post, November 7, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China adopts controversial cybersecurity law: Xinhua
Reuters, November 6, 2016

China’s new cybersecurity law rattles foreign tech firms
The Wall Street Journal, November 7, 2016

全国人大常委会表决通过网络安全法 (The NPC passes the Cybersecurity Law), November 7, 2016

十二届全国人大常委会第二十四次会议在京闭幕 表决通过网络安全法等 (The 24th session of 12th NPC Standing Committee concludes in Beijing, passing the Cybersecurity Law, etc.)
Cyberspace Administration of China, November 7, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

“There is no more One Country Two Systems”: Thousands rally against Beijing’s intervention in oath row
Hong Kong Free Press, November 6, 2016

Full text: Interpretation of Article 104 of Basic Law of Hong Kong SAR
Xinhua, November 7, 2016

LIVE: Protesters clash with police at China Liaison Office, pepper spray deployed, road occupied
Hong Kong Free Press, November 6, 2016

China intervenes in Hong Kong legal system in boldest move yet
Reuters, November 7, 2016

China bars two rebel Hong Kong MPs from retaking oath
Al Jazeera, November 7, 2016

“Festering pustules”: the two pro-democracy activists who are targets of China's wrath
The Guardian, November 7, 2016

Top legislature reviews draft interpretation to Hong Kong Basic Law
Xinhua, November 5, 2016

梁振英:支持人大釋法 23條立法有現實意義 (CY Leung supports NPC interpretation of the Law and considers legislation of Article 23 having realistic significance)
InMedia HK, November 7, 2016

民主派轟釋法變相修法 嚴重踐踏法治 (Pan-democrats condemn the NPC interpretation as a form of modifying the Law, trampling severely on rule of law)
InMedia HK, November 7, 2016

朱凱廸:把握釋法危機 民主自決修改基本法 (Eddie Chu: Take advantage of the crisis of the law interpretation, modify the Basic Law of democratic self-determination)
InMedia HK, November 7, 2016

If China meant to chill Hong Kong speech, booksellers’ case did the job
The New York Times, November 5, 2016

Writing on the wall: Disappeared booksellers and free expression in Hong Kong
PEN America, November 5, 2016

Commentary (评论)

This is the beginning of the end of Hong Kong
The Guardian, November 7, 2016