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.

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

One year on: Reform pilots on procuratorates initiating public interest litigation
NPC Observer, November 8, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

”Doctor Strange” wins China weekend box office easily
China Film Insider, November 8, 2016

Doctor Strange’s erasure of Tibet is a political statement
Screen Rant, April 30, 2016

Chinese journalists get an exhilarating look at the U.S. election
The New York Times, November 10, 2016

China passes law to ensure films “serve the people and socialism”
The Guardian, November 8, 2016

President Xi Jinping urges China’s journalists to conform to the Communist Party
Hong Kong Free Press, November 8, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

中国“记者节”民间促开放新闻采访 “天网”、“非新闻”海外获奖 (“Journalists' Festival” in China: Civilians call for liberating news gathering; websites 64 Tianwang and Nonnews receive awards from international organism)
Radio Free Asia, November 8, 2016

Thousands clash with Chinese police amid protests over school demolition
Radio Free Asia, November 8, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

德人权专员将赴华“探监” (German Human Rights Commissioner plan to visit prison cells in China trip)
Deutsche Welle, November 8, 2016德人权专员将赴华探监/a-36314543

德中人权对话:争论从个案开始 (Germany-China human rights dialogue: Disputes began from cases)
Deutsche Welle, November 9, 2016德中人权对话争论从个案开始/a-36325617

“Unsupervised power is very dangerous”: China’s top graft-buster warns Communist Party’s 80 million members to toe the line
South China Morning Post, November 8, 2016

China to make supervision system more efficient
Xinhua, November 7, 2016

Provincial party shake-up paves way for leadership changes
Caixin, November 8, 2016

In a first, China and Pakistan plan joint army counter-terror command
India Today, November 8, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China cybersecurity law likely to harm foreign firms operating on mainland, says Asia finance body chief
South China Morning Post, November 8, 2016

China's Cybersecurity Law could be used to target peaceful activists
Radio Free Asia, November 8, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong: lawyers and activists march against Beijing “meddling”
The Guardian, November 8, 2016

Who’s next? Pro-democracy politicians stand firm as pro-Beijing camp target more lawmakers
Hong Kong Free Press, November 7, 2016

人大释法逐“独派” 香港各界忧法治 (NPC interpretation chasing “separatist camp,” Hong Kong’s rule of law worriesome)
Deutsche Welle, November 8, 2016人大释法逐独派-香港各界忧法治/a-36304543

Hong Kong’s leader is angling for a fight by threatening to revive a draconian anti-subversion law
Quartz, November 7, 2016

Commentary (评论)

China just won the U.S. election
Foreign Policy, November 9, 2016

特朗普當選對中國有何影響? (What are the effects of Trump’s victory to China?)
Radio France Internationale, November 9, 2016中國/20161109-特朗普當選對中國有何影響?

【人大釋法】法治始終要靠政權懂得自制(文:任建峰) (Progressive Lawyers Group Kevin Yam on NPC law interpretation: Rule of law counts of self-discipline of the regime)
Ming Pao, November 9, 2016