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 10, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Muzzled Chinese media frame Trump win as loss for “elite politics”
South China Morning Post, November 9, 2016

Less censorship could make independent film productions suffer
China Film Insider, November 9, 2016

为何要隆重纪念这位伟人,中共五代领导人如是说 (Why this giant should be commemorated grandly, according to five generations of CPC leaders)
People’s Daily, November 10, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese activists welcome press freedom award to bloggers, rights website
Radio Free Asia, November 9, 2016

“No grace period” for foreign NGOs in new law: China
Reuters, November 10, 2016

北京维权人士李美青出家门遭多名男子殴打 (Beijing rights defender Li Meiqing beaten up by gang of “black security guards” at her doorstep)
Radio Free Asia, November 9, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese warehouse chief gets suspended death sentence over 2015 Tianjin blast that killed 173
South China Morning Post, November 10, 2016

China convicts dozens for last year's giant explosions in Tianjin
Deutsche Welle, November 9, 2016

Senior Chinese public security official chosen as Interpol head: Xinhua
Reuters, November 9, 2016

英媒:中国公安部副部长当选国际刑警组织主席 (China’s vice public security minister appointed Interpol head)
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 10, 2016

China announces details of elections to party congress, with poll likely to be most secretive in a decade
South China Morning Post, November 10, 2016

Chinese police to extradite second fugitive from France: state media
Reuters, November 8, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

What does China's new cybersecurity law mean for Chinese Internet companies?
The Diplomat, November 10, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

15 lawmakers treated oath-taking as “ceremony of insults,” says China Liaison Office legal chief
Hong Kong Free Press, November 9, 2016

京官炮打司法界 評論批藉機壓低香港一制底線 (Beijing official bombs Hong Kong judicial sector, some denounce this as attempt to lower Hong Kong's bottom line of "Two Systems")
Radio France Internationale, November 10, 2016中國/20161110-京官炮打司法界-評論批藉機壓低香港一制底線

Taiwan's ruling party urges China to respect Hong Kong's democratic aspirations
Reuters, November 8, 2016

加国”港加联”团体抗议中国人大对香港基本法的解释 (Canadian group Canada Hong Kong Link protests NPC’s interpretation of Hong Kong Basic Law)
Radio Free Asia, November 9, 2016

How a word, “Chee-na,” renewed a crisis between Beijing and Hong Kong
The New York Times, November 10, 2016 tml

港特首参选人胡国兴不担心释法掀人治 吁人大“有权慎用” (Chief executive candidate Woo Kwok-hing doesn’t worry that the interpretation would turn into rule of man, calling on NPC to “carefully exercise power”)
Radio Free Asia, November 9 , 2016

议员批评梁振英借人大释法激化矛盾博取连任 (Lawmakers criticize CY Leung’s manipulation of NPC law interpretation for intensifying conflicts, attempting to seek another term of office)
Radio Free Asia, November 9 , 2016

【回應釋法】團體周日遊行撐釋法 籲參加者小心被插贓有錢收 ([Response to NPC law interpretation] A group organizes march to support the interpretation on Sunday, reminding participants to be aware of being falsely accused for being paid)
Ming Pao, November 10, 2016

Commentary (评论)

評論料美國將減少關注香港 惟北京不會放緩干預 (Commentators expect that the U.S. will pay less attention to Hong Kong, while Beijing will not lessen intervention)
Radio France Internationale, November 10, 2016中國/20161110-評論料美國將減少關注香港-惟北京不會放緩干預