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 28, 2016

Access to Justice (司法公正)

128 days in “China’s Guantanamo”: writer tells of secret detention after Occupy Central visit
South China Morning Post, November 28, 2016

Access to Information (信息公开)

The world according to a CCTV journalist based in London
China Change, November 27, 2016

Will new censorship kill Chinese filmmaking?
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 26, 2016

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

How China blocks independent candidates in its “democratic” elections
Hong Kong Free Press, November 26, 2016

Millennial workers force factory rethink in China
Financial Times, November 27, 2016

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Who’s the next UN chief and why is he visiting China this week?
South China Morning Post, November 28, 2016

With its corruption crackdown, China is also stamping out innovation
Hong Kong Free Press, November 26, 2016

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

China’s Muslims urged to resist extremism
South China Morning Post, November 27, 2016

首所反恐學院 學員新疆特訓 (Students in the first counterterrorism college sent to Xinjiang for training)
Sing Tao Daily, November 25, 2016首所反恐學院-學員新疆特訓/

Hong Kong (香港)

彭定康承認當年推動民主不力冀倫敦幫港人“更大聲”發言 (Chris Patten admits that more democratization could have been done by colonial government, wishes London to “speak louder” for Hong Kong people)
Radio France Internationale, November 28, 2016政治/20161128-彭定康承認當年推動民主不力冀倫敦幫港人“更大聲”發言

前港督:港獨不可能發生但管治不善讓人民走向極端 (Ex-governor Chris Patten: Hong Kong independence will not happen, misgovernance pushes people to the extreme)
Radio France Internationale, November 26, 2016中國/20161126-前港督:港獨不可能發生但管治不善讓人民走向極端

彭定康香港演讲指责“港独” 《环时》斥其“另有意图” (Chris Patten criticizes independence movements in a speech in Hong Kong, Global Times denounces him for his “hidden agenda”)
Radio Free Asia, November 27, 2016

彭定康講辭中文版全文——善治:民為貴 (Chris Patten’s full speech in Chinese)
InMedia HK, November 26, 2016

黨報引調查:港近九成小學生講普通話機會少 (State media quotes study saying majority of Hong Kong primary schools offer few opportunities to speak Putonghua)
Ming Pao, November 26, 2016

What the people who voted for Hong Kong’s Youngspiration pair think now
South China Morning Post, November 27, 2016

Oath row: Basic Law trumps common law, judge says, as Youngspiration appeal LegCo ousting
Hong Kong Free Press, November 24, 2016

Commentary (评论)

The Guardian view on independence for Hong Kong: made in Beijing
The Guardian, November 25, 2016

100 Women 2016: Hong Kong's celebrity democracy rebel
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 25, 2016

Forget history lessons, in age of Facebook here’s why Hong Kong’s young are turning their backs on Beijing
South China Morning Post, November 26, 2016

Chris Patten is wrong to think Hong Kongers will get full democracy if they just follow Beijing’s script
Hong Kong Free Press, November 27, 2016