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, December 28, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

最高检:零容忍虐童案,儿童合法权益缺乏全面系统立法规定 (Supreme People's Procuratorate claims it has zero tolerance towards child abuse and calls for comprehensive legislature to protect children’s rights)
The Paper, December 28, 2017

Tibetan filmmaker flees China, arrives in United States
Reuters, December 28, 2017

一名西藏政治犯逃至加州 (Tibetan political prisoner Dhondup Wangchen flees to California after spending almost 10 years in jail)
Voice of America, December 28, 2017

Kazakhstan national missing, believed detained in China, amid ongoing crackdown
新疆前官员入籍哈国遭公安越境绑架 伊力哈木16个月不准见妻儿
Radio Free Asia, December 27, 2017

程海律师、蔺其磊律师:立即撤销案件释放王全璋律师或予以取保候审的要求书 (Cheng Hai and Lin Qilei, defense lawyers of Wang Quanzhang, demand Wang’s case to be immediately closed and call for his release or bail)
Weiquanwang, December 27, 2017

吳淦獲刑聲明:不反對專制,我還是人嗎? (Rights defender Wu Gan faces jail and says: Am I still human if I do not oppose authoritarianism?)
Stand News, December 27, 2017

US and Germany call for release of Chinese activist “Super Vulgar Butcher”
The Guardian, December 28, 2017

张海涛维权获罪19年,新疆妻儿被迫逃美 (Zhang Haitao’s wife and child forced to flee to US, after he was sentenced to 19 years in Xinjiang for defending rights)
Voice of America, December 27

How questioning China’s security crackdown in Xinjiang led to a 20-year jail term
Associated Press, December 28, 2017

Beijing to discuss revising constitution for first time since 2004
South China Morning Post, December 27, 2017

十九届二中全会明年1月召开,讨论研究修改宪法部分内容建议 (Second plenum of 19th party congress to discuss amendments to Constitution in January 2018)
Xinhua News Agency, December 27, 2017

最高检:发挥检察职能协助解决农民工讨薪问题 (Supreme People’s Procuratorate vows to help migrant workers get paid)
Legal Daily, December 27, 2017

全国人大法律委:信访法起草工作正在抓紧进行 (NPC Legal Committee: Letters and Calls Law now being drafted)
Xinhua News Agency, December 27, 2017