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, November 01, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

“709案”代理律师李昱函被刑事拘留 (709 lawyer’s defense counsel Li Yuhan criminally detained)
Weiquanwang, October 31, 2017

61-year old human rights lawyer criminally detained in Shenyang
China Change, October 31, 2017

Uyghur “political criminals” jailed without trial in Xinjiang’s Kashgar prefecture
Radio Free Asia, October 31, 2017

刑事案件律师辩护全覆盖?李静林律师:完全做秀 (Lawyer Li Jinglin on full coverage of lawyers defending criminal cases: totally a show)
Radio Free Asia, October 31, 2017

全国律师行业党委成立 一万六千余家律所已建立党组织 (National Legal Profession Party Committee established, as over 16,000 law firms set up internal party organizations)
Legal Daily, October 31, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

Outcry as latest global publisher bows to China censors
Financial Times, November 1, 2017

China's universities, officials rush to join personality cult around president
Radio Free Asia, October 31, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

11月新规②|广东律师会见不受次数限制,宁夏重罚扬尘污染 (New regulations in November: Guangdong lawyers allowed unlimited number of meetings with clients; Ningxia heavily punishes dust-related pollution)
The Paper, October 31, 2017

The CPC vows to “lead everything” once again
The Diplomat, October 28, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Apple's Cook, Facebook's Zuckerberg meet China's Xi in Beijing
Reuters, October 30, 2017

习近平会见清华大学经济管理学院顾问委员会海外委员和中方企业家委员 (Xi Jinping meets with foreign and Chinese entrepreneurs on advisory board of Tsinghua School of Economics and Management)
Xinhua News Agency, October 30, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

英國智庫國會發表報告 批香港人權司法皆倒退 (British think tank releases report criticizing deterioration of human rights and rule of law in Hong Kong)
Apple Daily, November 1, 2017

Hong Kong After 20 Years: the Rollback of Civil, Human, and Legal Rights
Henry Jackson Society, October 31, 2017

Hong Kong in Xi Jinping’s “new era”
The Diplomat, November 1, 2017

雙子有懼 不渴求做救世主,促反思英雄主義 (Joshua Wong and Nathan Law do not want to become saviors and call for reflection on heroism)
Mingpao, October 31, 2017

Hong Kong democrat Avery Ng found guilty of “attacking” ex-leader CY Leung with fish sandwich
Hong Kong Free Press, October 31, 2017

Commentary (评论)

「一帶一路」移植中國式勞資糾紛往海外 (“One Belt One Road” brings Chinese-style labor disputes overseas)
Inmediahk, November 1, 2017

「從小聽黨話,永遠跟黨走」? (“Obeying party since childhood and following party’s footsteps forever”?)
Mingpao, November 1, 2017

香港法律改革委員會前主席:中國削弱香港法治;英國袖手旁觀 (Prof. Carol Jones: UK unwilling to tackle China when it breaches Joint Declaration)
Local Press, October 31, 2017

官方统计删除生育率关键数据有害无益 (Gov't censoring critical birth rate statistics does only harm no good)
Caixin, October 30, 2017