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 23, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China wrongly detained 3 human rights activists, U.N. experts say
The New York Times, October 23, 2017

For some Chinese dissidents, party congress means a paid “vacation”
Reuters, October 22, 2017

党是全面依法治国坚强领导核心 (Party is strong and leading core for comprehensively ruling the country by law)
Legal Daily, October 20, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

“Into the brains” of China’s children: Xi Jinping’s “thought” to become compulsory school topic
South China Morning Post, October 23, 2017

党的十九大举行第二场记者招待会 介绍加强思想道德和文化建设情况 (Second press conference of 19th party congress introduces work on ideology, ethics and culture)
Xinhua News Agency, October 20, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

He’s the anti-graft tsar about to leave China’s top leadership. So what will happen to Wang Qishan?
South China Morning Post, October 22, 2017

广东省检察院出台八小时外监管规定:因私外出当日不回需报备 (Guangdong Province Procuratorate issues regulation to supervise officials outside 8-hour working time)
Yangcheng Evening News, October 20, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

葉建源指陳寶生對香港教育事務發表指向性言論不恰當 (Lawmaker says Chinese education chief’s directive comment over Hong Kong education affairs is inappropriate)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 23, 2017

教育部長:特區政府有責任推行國民教育 教育部可協助 (Chinese education chief: SAR gov’t is responsible for promoting national education and Chinese education dept. can help)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 23, 2017

Hong Kong teachers must love China to do their job properly, education chief says
South China Morning Post, October 23, 2017

O記D隊新出爐 監控大型公眾活動嚴重刑事罪行 (Police launches new team to monitor large-scale public activities and investigate related serious crimes)
HK01, October 22, 2017

New police division for Hong Kong mass protests sparks fears community relations will worsen
South China Morning Post, October 22, 2017

二百人香港夜祭刘晓波逝世百日 (200 in HK mourn for Liu Xiaobo on 100th day after his death)
Radio Free Asia, October 22, 2017

北京批英方对人权人士被拒入境香港问题的表态 (Beijing criticizes Britain for “wrong comments and actions” over entry ban of Benedict Rogers)
Voice of America, October 21, 2017

Commentary (评论)

習大帝專權對香港的影響 (Emperor Xi’s dictatorship and how it affects Hong Kong)
Apple Daily, October 20, 2017

不再幻想,堅決抗爭——中共治港二十年政策回顧 (Stop dreaming, determined to fight—a review of how CPC ruled Hong Kong during past 20 years)
CitizenNews, October 19, 2017