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.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China releases women's rights activist who supported Hong Kong's democracy movement
Radio Free Asia, October 26, 2017

新疆哈萨克族留学生一家四口被捕 (Four family members of Kazakh student studying in Egypt arrested in Xinjiang)
Radio Free Asia, October 26, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

An inconvenient truth? China omits key figures that may have highlighted its demographic time bomb from official statistics
South China Morning Post, October 27, 2017

Today’s front pages in China are all the same
Quartz, October 26, 2017

Chinese President Xi Jinping calls for “objective reporting” as some foreign media barred from Communist Party press conference
South China Morning Post, October 25, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

上海公民举行今年第19次上街举牌要求批准《公民权利和政治权利国际公约》和要求官员公开财产的抗争活动 (Citizens in Shanghai hold placards on streets demanding ratification of ICCPR and officials to declare their properties)
Weiquanwang, October 27, 2017

Politburo boy band? An alternative take on China's new leaders
British Broadcasting Corporation, October 25, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Three disgraced Chinese Communist Party officials accused of trying to rig elections
South China Morning Post, October 26, 2017

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

After China's party congress wraps up, security clampdown remains in place
Radio Free Asia, October 26, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

獨立中文作家筆會:桂民海與妻暫住寧波 將申護照望返德國 (Independent Chinese Pen: Gui Minhai stays with wife in Ningbo, Zhejiang, and will apply for passport to go to Germany)
Mingpao, October 27, 2017

Dissident bookseller Gui Minhai is staying in Eastern China and wishes to return to Europe, says friend
Hong Kong Free Press, October 27, 2017

關注組集會反一地兩檢 學者專家同斥政府不斷講大話 (Concern group protests against co-location arrangement, as scholars and experts criticize government for lying)
Inmediahk, October 26, 2017

黃仁龍對宣誓風波觸發釋法感可惜 形容「政治味非常濃」 (Wong Yan-lung, former Secretary for Justice, says pity and “very political” that oath-taking triggered NPC’s interpretation of the Basic Law)
HK01, October 26, 2017

“Pity” that Beijing interpreted Basic Law during oath-taking saga, former Hong Kong justice chief says
South China Morning Post, October 27, 2017

Commentary (评论)

封建官吏推動的現代化 — 論中共十九大 (On 19th party congress: Modernization forwarded by feudalistic bureaucrats)
Inmediahk, October 27, 2017