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 12, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Notes from prison (part two of two)
China Change, October 12, 2017

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

深圳25年制定220项法规!全国地方立法最多 (Shenzhen enacted 220 regulations and laws during past 25 years, the most in country)
Nanfang Daily, October 12, 2017

Police in China's Hubei target outspoken wife of “disappeared” human rights lawyer
Radio Free Asia, October 11, 2017

不服天价罚单 苏天富牧师提起诉讼 (Priest Su Tianfu sues local religious authority for imposing astronomical fine)
Radio Free Asia, October 11, 2017

司法改革重要举措:最高人民法院 司法部联合出台《关于开展刑事案件律师辩护全覆盖试点工作的办法》(Supreme People’s Court and Ministry of Justice issue “Measures on Launching the Pilot Work on Full Coverage of Lawyers Defending Criminal Cases”)
Ministry of Justice, October 11, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

More security, less soccer, fewer TV dramas ahead of China’s landmark Communist Party meeting
Agence France-Presse, October 12, 2017

中国强化网络整肃 成都微信群主被约谈 (WeChat group leader in Chengdu questioned by police for over 7 hours)
Radio Free Asia, October 11, 2017

In China, scholars are being punished amid growing squeeze on public expression
National Public Radio, October 10, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China's top paper warns party officials against “spiritual anesthesia”
Reuters, October 12, 2017

五组数据读懂正风反腐这五年 (Five sets of data to help understand anti-corruption campaign in past five years)
Central Commission of Discipline Inspection, October 11, 2017

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

广西灵山县一男子微信传播暴恐视频,被行政拘留10日 (Man in Guangxi detained for 10 days over violent terror video on WeChat)
The Paper, October 11, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

英人權領袖被港遣返 揭中領館係黑手 入境處職員含淚送機 (British human rights activist banned from entering Hong Kong and escorted to departing plane by tearful immigration officer)
Apple Daily, October 12, 2017

In Hong Kong, it’s the fans who protest during the national anthem
The New York Times, October 12, 2017

Carrie Lam: Schools should help students cultivate a sense of national identity
Hong Kong Free Press, October 12, 2017

林鄭:每天為香港祈禱 盼年輕人有國家觀念、香港情懷 (Carrie Lam: I pray every day for Hong Kong, and hope that young people will have concept of being part of nation and sentiments for Hong Kong)
Mingpao, October 12, 2017

“Good atmosphere” needed for political reform and legislating national security law, Carrie Lam says
Hong Kong Free Press, October 11, 2017

議員團體批「北韓式快樂」 社福政策忽視市民權利 (Lawmakers criticize social policies that ignore citizens’ rights as “North Korea-style happiness”)
Inmediahk, October 11, 2017

Commentary (评论)

Why the world must wake up to China's threat to freedom in Hong Kong
The Guardian, October 12, 2017