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 31, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

刑法修正案(十)拟增加“侮辱国歌罪” 公共场合歪唱国歌可处三年以下徒刑 (Criminal Law amendment to add crime of “insulting national anthem” which is to be punishable by 3 years in prison)
Beijing News, October 31, 2017

China considers three-year jail terms for disrespecting national anthem
Reuters, October 31, 2017

Chinese artist kidnapped, told to leave Beijing artists' village
Radio Free Asia, October 30, 2017

新疆昌吉、伊犁警方抓捕多名哈萨克人 (Many Kazakhs arrested by police and sent to “vocational training centers” in Xinjiang)
Radio Free Asia, October 30, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese universities race to embrace Xi Jinping’s theories
Financial Times, October 30, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

87人因违规配备使用公务用车被处理 (Nanchang, Jiangxi, investigates and punishes 87 people for using public vehicles in violation of regulations)
People’s Daily, October 31, 2017

维族医师揭露器官移植黑幕 吁关注新疆人权 (Uyghur doctor reveals organ transplant scandal and calls for attention to human rights in Xinjiang)
Radio Free Asia, October 30, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

擲三文治案 吳文遠罪成判囚3周 (Avery Ng, chairman of League of Social Democrats, sentenced to three weeks in prison for throwing sandwich at CY Leung)
Mingpao, October 31, 2017

Barred UK activist’s new Hong Kong Watch group draws support from British foreign policy heavyweights
South China Morning Post, October 31, 2017

香港劳工团体游行抗议中共废除集体谈判权 (Hong Kong labor groups march in protest against CPC's denial against right to collective bargaining)
Radio Free Asia, October 30, 2017

六七暴動、六四事件不列入初中中史修訂課程大綱 (1967 riots and June Fourth excluded from Chinese history curriculum for junior secondary school students)
CitizenNews, October 30, 2017

1967 leftist riots and 1989 Tiananmen massacre excluded from Hong Kong’s revised history curriculum
Hong Kong Free Press, October 31, 2017

中聯辦約校長教師 談初中中史課程 葉建源憂介入 教聯指純了解沒問題 (Liaison Office calls principals and teachers to talk about Chinese history curriculum)
Mingpao, October 30, 2017

Beijing officials in Hong Kong invite principals to discuss Chinese history school subject
Hong Kong Free Press, October 30, 2017

TVB抽起《頭條新聞》播習近平講話 通訊局發強烈勸喻促遵從指示 無綫:應終止不合時宜的規定 (TVB “advised strongly” by Communication Authority to replace program with showing of Xi Jinping’s speech)
Mingpao, October 30, 2017

Commentary (评论)

The path to speaking up for trans people in China
Wagic, October 30, 2017

A brief taste of freedom reminds me to never stop fighting for Hong Kong
The Guardian, October 29, 2017