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.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

習近平思想入中共黨章表決通過 (19th party congress votes and approves inclusion of “Xi Jinping thought” in CPC constitution)
Mingpao, October 24, 2017

President Xi Jinping tightens his grip on China as name added to Communist constitution
Agence France-Presse, October 24, 2017

十九大提出的“立法清单”,全国人大将如何落实? (How will NPC implement legislation list proposed by 19th party congress?)
23 Xi Jiao Min Xiang, October 23, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

China's 19th party congress sends a message to Chinese media
The Diplomat, October 18, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Chinese Communist Party vows to “sinicize religions” in China
The Diplomat, October 24, 2017

Chinese military veterans skeptical over president's promise to “protect their rights”
Radio Free Asia, October 23, 2017

China's complicated approach to transgender rights
The Diplomat, October 23, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

政法+人工智能 如何满足人民新期待 (How can political and legal work, as well as artificial intelligence, meet people’s new expectations)
Legal Daily, October 23, 2017 content_7365190.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

習近平稱要讓港澳同胞共擔民族復興責任 (Xi Jinping says people in Hong Kong and Macau will share responsibility for national rejuvenation)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 24, 2017

回應教育部長國教言論 林鄭籲勿以有色眼鏡看中央關懷 (Carrie Lam responds to comments of Chinese education chief on national education: don’t look at Central Government’s care through colored lenses)
Mingpao, October 24, 2017

Carrie Lam: Do not interpret mainland official’s comments on national education through colored lenses
Hong Kong Free Press, October 24, 2017

終審法院批准黃之鋒羅冠聰保釋等候上訴 (Court of Final Appeal approves bail of Joshua Wong and Nathan Law until their appeal applications are heard)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 24, 2017

Jailed Hong Kong democracy activists Joshua Wong and Nathan Law freed on bail by Court of Final Appeal
Hong Kong Free Press, October 24, 2017

Pro-democracy lawmaker questions need for new police division tackling protests and terrorism
Hong Kong Free Press, October 23, 2017

Commentary (评论)

What it could mean if China’s leader won’t name an heir
The New York Times, October 24, 2017

中共十九大:港台的希望与恐惧 (19th party congress: hopes and fears of Hong Kong and Taiwan)
Deutsche Welle, October 23, 2017