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 25, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

“709案”代理律师李昱函在沈阳被警方带走 至今失联 (709 lawyer’s defense counsel Li Yuhan taken by police in Shenyang on Oct 9 and remains incommunicado)
Radio Free Asia, October 24, 2017

广州当局再次拒绝律师会见遭刑拘词曲作者徐琳 (Guangzhou authorities ban lawyer from meeting with criminally detained songwriter Xu Lin again)
Radio Free Asia, October 24, 2017

打通司法行政改革“最后一公里” (Pushing through the “last mile” of judicial administration reform)
Legal Daily, October 24, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

Protest after Western media “troublemakers” barred from Xi Jinping speech
The Guardian, October 25, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

19大之际,上海公民上街举牌要求:“终结一党专政”、“反对迫害,释放政治犯”、“解除党禁报禁,兑现结社自由”、“废除言论审查,保障言论自由” (Citizens in Shanghai protest during 19th party congress by holding placards demanding end of one party dictatorship, release of political prisoners)
Weiquanwang, October 24, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China unveils new leadership, with Xi Jinping more powerful than ever
The New York Times, October 24, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China’s Communist Party is all in on the power of technology
Quartz, October 25, 2017

China creates “database of voices” to boost surveillance
Time, October 23, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

China is said to free Hong Kong bookseller, but family says he’s missing
The New York Times, October 25, 2017

Bailed activists Joshua Wong and Nathan Law share experiences of prison life
Hong Kong Free Press, October 25, 2017

羅冠聰和黃之鋒稱繼續堅持爭取民主信念 (Nathan Law and Joshua Wong say that they will continue to fight for democracy and their belief)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 24, 2017

林鄭對習近平發言感鼓舞 直言最關心香港部分 (Carrie Lam says Hong Kong is inspired by Xi Jinping’s speech and she cares most about part of Hong Kong)
Mingpao, October 25, 2017

陳帆指高鐵對香港貢獻巨大 應盡快通過一地兩檢議案 (Frank Chan, Secretary for Transport and Housing, says high-speed rail makes great contribution to Hong Kong and motion of co-location arrangement should be passed as soon as possible)
Radio Television Hong Kong, October 25, 2017

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong to re-enter the fray at rally against high-speed rail checkpoint plan
South China Morning Post, October 25, 2017

Commentary (评论)

中共十九大七常委档案:细看中国最有权势的七个人 (A closer look at profiles of seven most powerful men in China)
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 25, 2017

The banner of “Xi Jinping thought” marches out into the world
Hong Kong Free Press, October 25, 2017

Xi Jinping: has China’s strongman forgotten the perils of power?
The Guardian, October 25, 2017

How Mao molded communism to create a new China
The New York Times, October 24, 2017

The Guardian view on Chinese politics: an age of ambition
The Guardian, October 24, 2017