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 14, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

Cash-strapped Beijing Times to stop publishing at end of year
South China Morning Post, November 14, 2016

Interview: Prize-winning Chinese citizen journalism website still going strong despite suppression
Hong Kong Free Press, November 12, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China also is going to the polls. But you’d barely know it.
The Washington Post, November 11, 2016

中国民间发起联署要求释放肖育辉 (Chinese civilians organize joint petition demanding release of Xiao Yuhui)
Radio Free Asia, November 13, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Former top graft-buster gets suspended death sentence for taking bribes
South China Morning Post, November 11, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China is the obstacle to Google’s plan to end Internet censorship
Hong Kong Free Press, November 13, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong politician calls pro-independence activists “cancer cells” at rally of thousands
The Guardian, November 14, 2016

Protesters claim they were paid to attend pro-Beijing rally in support of China’s ruling on oath row
Hong Kong Free Press, November 14, 2016

反港獨撐釋法萬人集會 有參加者不知釋法內容稱「要睇返報紙」 (Anti-Hong Kong independence and pro-NPC interpretation rally—some participants ignorant of the interpretation content, saying they have to “check that again from newspapers”)
Ming Pao, November 14, 2016

China issues unity warning amid fears of political “purge” in Hong Kong
Radio Free Asia, November 11, 2016

Hong Kong writers relaunch literary group in face of “unprecedented” threat to free speech
South China Morning Post, November 13, 2016

【毛孟靜退公民黨】以香港本土身分留在議會 毛指與黨理念不同 續與民主派合作 ([Claudia Mo quits Civic Party] Continuing to serve the legislature as an independent democrat with the group Hong Kong First, Claudia Mo resigns from Civic Party due to ideological differences)
Ming Pao, November 14, 2016

【誓詞風波】黨報:港生須學中國歷史 狹義排外令港走上絕途 ([Oath-taking row] State media: Hong Kong students must learn Chinese history, xenophobia in narrow sense will bring Hong Kong to a dead end)
Ming Pao, November 12, 2016

Commentary (评论)

How will Donald Trump’s victory impact China and U.S.-China relations?
ChinaFile, November 11, 2016

Trump’s America and Hong Kong’s oath taking crisis: How they are linked
South China Morning Post, November 13, 2016

Beijing tightens its grip in Hong Kong again
The New York Times, November 13, 2016

历史学家怎样看孙中山? (How do historians view Sun Yat-sen?)
Deutsche Welle, November 12, 2016历史学家怎样看孙中山/a-36372863

孫中山先生150年冥壽抽水祭 (Sun Yat-sen’s 150th birthday seriously manipulated)
InMedia HK, November 12, 2016

對香港未來的樂觀希望(文:董建華) (Vice Chairman of the CPPCC National Committee and former Hong Kong chief Tung Chee-hwa: Optimistic outlook of Hong Kong)
Ming Pao, November 12, 2016