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, October 11, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

最高法:法官辞职后限制期内不得受聘于律师事务所 (Supreme People’s Court: Judges can be employed by law firms after service)
The Paper, October 11, 2017

报道武汉大学生失踪案一文记者王涛遭行政拘留10天后又转看守所 恐被刑事拘留 (Journalist Wang Tao transferred to detention center after being detained for 10 days for reporting missing university students in Wuhan)
Weiquanwang, October 11, 2017

被捕律师王权璋妻子李文足再遭警方骚扰 (Li Wenzu, wife of arrested 709 lawyer Wang Quanzhang, harassed by police again)
Radio Free Asia, October 10, 2017

落实普法责任制部际联席会议第一次全体会议召开 (First cross-ministry meeting convened to implement accountability system for legal publicity)
Legal Daily, October 10, 2017

曹建明:发展完善中国特色社会主义公益司法保护制度 (Cao Jianming, Procurator-General of the Supreme People's Procuratorate: Develop and improve a socialist public interest judicial protection system with Chinese characteristics)
Legal Daily, October 10, 2017

Notes from prison (part one of two)
China Change, October 10, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

Your news about China depends on intrepid journalists whose names you’ll probably never know
Quartz, October 11, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Under the eye of state security police, Chinese activists mark 1911 revolution
Radio Free Asia, October 10, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

拖欠农民工工资将被列入“黑名单”,人社部发文明确了!(Social security authority issues regulation that blacklists companies which fail to pay migrant workers)
Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, October 11, 2017

五年来年均减贫超1300万人 (China lifts 13 million out of poverty annually during past 5 years)
Beijing News, October 11, 2017

全国农村留守儿童信息管理系统正式启用 (Information management system goes online for children left behind in rural China)
Beijing News, October 10, 2017

山西:PM2.5降幅不达标将问责市委书记市长 (Shanxi province to hold Party secretary and mayor accountable for air pollution)
China Central Television, October 10, 2017

中央纪委向十九大工作报告审议程序发生重大变化 (Important change of the review procedure of Central Commission for Discipline Inspection’s work report to the 19th Party Congress)
Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, October 10, 2017

China's Communist Party makes final preparations for key congress
Reuters, October 11, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chinese tech groups display closer ties with Communist party
Financial Times, October 10, 2017

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

Xinjiang cancels National Day holiday ahead of Party Congress
Radio Free Asia, October 10, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Say no to threats to China’s sovereignty, says Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam in first policy address
Hong Kong Free Press, October 11, 2017

林鄭月娥發表施政報告 稱要向影響一國兩制行為說不 (Carrie Lam’s policy address: HKers have obligation to say ":no" to actions that affect “one country, two systems”)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 11, 2017

林鄭月娥今早演辭未提及的4大議題 (Four of the major issues that Carrie Lam didn’t mention in this morning’s speech)
Mingpao, October 11, 2017

Carrie Lam promised to “connect,” yet engagement with NGOs is deteriorating on her watch
Hong Kong Free Press, October 11, 2017

僅3.1%港青自認中國人 歷來新低 (Only 3.1% Hong Kong young people think they are Chinese, a historical low)
Apple Daily, October 10, 2017

Hong Kong fans ignore warnings and again boo the national anthem—this time before an Asian Cup qualifier
South China Morning Post, October 10, 2017

British Conservative party activist barred from entering Hong Kong
The Guardian, October 11, 2017

Commentary (评论)

Under Xi Jinping, China is turning back to dictatorship
Financial Times, October 11, 2017