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 23, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Election day in Beijing
The Diplomat, November 23, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Economic contraction deepens in China’s corruption-hit Liaoning as all other provinces mark growth
South China Morning Post, November 22, 2016

Chinese labor camp victim-turned-activist dies in police custody
Radio Free Asia, November 22, 2016

人权观察:新疆当局令居民上交护照集中保管 (Human Rights Watch: Authorities in Xinjiang arbitrarily recall passports for “collective safekeeping”)
Voice of America, November 23, 2016

China: Passports arbitrarily recalled in Xinjiang
Human Rights Watch, November 21, 2016

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Facebook said to create censorship tool to get back into China
The New York Times, November 22, 2016

Microsoft’s Chinese chatbot encounters sensitive words
China Digital Times, November 22, 2016

China launches world’s longest quantum communication line
The Hindu, November 20, 2016

Hong Kong (香港)

Law Society journal’s cover story featuring pro-Beijing lawmakers raises eyebrows
Hong Kong Free Press, November 23, 2016

香港立法會通過成立專責委員會,調查廉署高層人事變動 (LegCo passes petition to form special committee to investigate staff shake-up at anti-graft agency ICAC)
The Initium, November 23, 2016

Commentary (评论)

How Chinese feminists can inspire women to stand up to Trump
The Guardian, November 23, 2016

中国正提升其在国际维和中的角色 (China is strengthening her role in international peacekeeping)
The Financial Times, November 23, 2016