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.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

曹建明在最高检党组会上强调: 探索建立中国特色公益诉讼制度 (Cao Jianming, Procurator-General of the Supreme People's Procuratorate, emphasizes exploring the establishment of a public interest litigation system with Chinese characteristics)
Legal Daily, November 18, 2016

2016年消保法公开征求意见:法律拟将不保护职业打假人 (The 2016 Consumer Protection Law Implementing Regulations are open for public comment: Law proposes removing professional counterfeiters from its protections)
CN Gold, November 18, 2016

北京一精神病男子街头持铁链殴打路人 被强制医疗 (Mentally-ill Beijing man who used an iron chain to hit pedestrians is forcibly confined for medical treatment)
Zhangjiakou Online, November 18, 2016

U. S. government must intervene in Zhang Haitao’s case
China Change, November 21, 2016

Eight activists “disappear” in China's Shenzhen after police raid on dinner
Radio Free Asia, November 21, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

声援“占中”涉煽颠 孙峰获刑5年 (Occupy Central supporter Sun Feng charged with “inciting subversion of state power,” sentenced to five years)
Radio Free Asia, November 21, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

人权律师施压澳洲阻止中国“摘良心犯器官” (Rights lawyers urge Australian government to stop China from forceful organ transplants from prisoners of conscience)
Voice of America, November 22, 2016

U.S. says won't tolerate pressure from China on fugitive families
Reuters, November 21, 2016

Chinese villagers criticize officials for building new 1 million yuan office before paying debts on old office
South China Morning Post, November 22, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

网络反恐:豺狼来了有猎枪 (Internet counterterrorism: shotguns ready for coming wolves)
Sina News, November 18, 2016

中企回应美媒“留后门”质疑:请尊重事实真相 (Shanghai IT Company responds to U.S. media’s suspicion of it leaving “backdoors" in its software: Please respect the real truth)
Global Times, November 18, 2016

中国公司被指在安卓手机留“后门” (Chinese company accused of leaving a "backdoor" in Android cellphones)
The New York Times, November 16, 2016

National Security & Counterterrorism (国家安全和反恐)

孟建柱:中方愿与沙方加强反恐战略协调 (Meng Jianzhu, head of CPC Political and Legislative Affairs Committee: China hopes to strengthen counterterrorism strategic coordination with Saudi Arabia)
People's Daily, November 8, 2016

陈文清出任国家安全部部长 (Chen Wenqing takes over as Minister of State Security)
Legal Daily, November 9, 2016

China orders residents of Xinjiang to attend weekly flag-raising ceremonies
Radio Free Asia, November 21, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

C.Y. Leung criticized for using simplified Chinese characters in social media post
Hong Kong Free Press, November 21, 2016

Commentary (评论)

Dangers of China’s counter-terrorism law for Tibetans and Uyghurs
International Campaign for Tibet, November 15, 2016

The world, and congress, have an interest in what happens In Hong Kong
Forbes, November 17, 2016

Oathgate will hurt Hong Kong democracy
Al Jazeera, November 21, 2016

A retreat from TPP would empower China
The New York Times, November 21, 2016

徐友渔:中国学术自由是文革以来最糟的 (Xu Youyu: Situation of academic freedom the worst since Cultural Revolution)
Voice of America, November 22, 2016