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, October 05, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Moon festival brings scant cheer to China's dissidents, lawyers
Radio Free Asia, October 4, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

China’s 19th Party Congress: Political Precedent and the Politburo Standing Committee
The Diplomat, October 4, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

扎实推进 步履铿锵——国家监察体制改革进展回眸 (Looking back on the progress of national supervision system reform)
Xinhua, October 4, 2017

Facts and figures on China's eight-point frugality code effort
Xinhua, October 4, 2017

Chinese environmental minister admits country will struggle to hit pollution target this year
South China Morning Post, October 5, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

首轮中美执法及网络安全对话在美国华盛顿举行(China, U.S. hold first law enforcement and cybersecurity dialogue in Washington D.C.)
Central People’s Government, October 5, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Legislature’s secretariat says questions on controversial joint checkpoint arrangement likely to be rejected
Hong Kong Free Press, October 5, 2017

快刀斩乱麻 港府要立法会支持让中国公安在港执法的「一地两检」 (Cut the Gordian knot, Hong Kong administration demands that LegCo support the "co-location checkpoint" allowing mainland police to enforce mainland law in Hong Kong)
Radio France International, October 4, 2017港澳台/20171004-快刀斩乱麻-港府要立法会支持让中国公安在港执法的一地两检

Two Hong Kong political journals close shop after four decades
Radio Free Asia, October 3, 2017

Commentary (评论)

擦亮巡视利剑 形成强大震慑 (Central inspection system produces powerful deterrence)
People’s Daily, October 5, 2017

Six reasons to feel positive about democracy in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, October 4, 2017