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, October 02, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

民法总则今起正式施行 这些规定与你我紧密相关 (General Provisions of the Civil Law take effect: Regulations closely relevant to daily life)
China News Service, September 30, 2017

国庆日:中国网络新规开始执行 首部《民法》生效 (National Day: China's new cyber regulations begin being implemented and Provisions of the Civil Law take effect)
Radio France International, October 1, 2017中国/20171001-国庆日中国网络新规开始执行-首部民法总则生效

司法部大力促进科技信息化建设 努力实现司法行政工作提速增效 (Ministry of Justice vigorously promotes technological “informationization” building)
Ministry of Justice of the PRC, September 30, 2017

Chinese police detain journalist who wrote about missing Wuhan students
Radio Free Asia, September 29, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

“New Internet” looks to keep user data away from tech giants and bypass China censorship
South China Morning Post, October 1, 2017

中国网络审查的"新世界" (The "new world" of Internet censorship in China)
Deutsche Welle, September 29, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中共中央办公厅 国务院办公厅印发《聘任制公务员管理规定(试行)》 (General Office of CPC and General Office of State Council of PRC publish “Administrative Regulations for Appointment of Civil Servants (Pilot)”)
Xinhua, September 29, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

全国人大常委会在黑开展网络安全法执法检查 (NPC Standing Committee conducts Cybersecurity Law enforcement review in Heilongjiang)
Legal Daily, Sep 29, 2017

China develops technology to recognize people by posture only
Xinhua, October 2, 2017

Schoolroom spy cams anger Chinese parents, pupils and social media users
South China Morning Post, October 2, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

四万港人十一上街哀国殇抗中共威权 (40 thousand Hong Kongers participate in "anti-authoritarian rule" march on Sunday)
Radio Free Asia, October 1, 2017

Thousands in Hong Kong participate in “anti-authoritarian rule” march against China
Business Insider, October 1, 2017

Commentary (评论)

Three years on, the Umbrella Movement fallout determines Hong Kong politics today
Hong Kong Free Press, October 2, 2017

Those who think the Umbrella Movement failed need to learn a little history
Hong Kong Free Press, October 1, 2017

Hong Kong: Preserving Rights, Honoring Promises
Human Rights in China, October 2014