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, November 03, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

打压不断 文东海或被吊销律师执照 (709 defense counsel Wen Donghai fears his practicing license will be revoked as crackdown continues)
Radio Free Asia, November 2, 2017

Prominent international writers ask China to release widow of Nobel winner
Washington Post, November 2, 2017

落实人身安全保护令 预防和制止家庭暴力——天津河西区法院关于人身安全保护令案件的调研报告 (Tianjin Hexi District Court publishes survey report on personal security protection order of Anti-domestic Violence Law)
People’s Court Daily, November 2, 2017

湖北公安厅决定命名法制警长:专职监督公安民警执法活动 (Hubei Public Security Department names legal sheriff to monitor law enforcement of police)
The Paper, November 2, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

People with hypertension barred from jobs in China's civil service: Lawyers
中国律师联署 呼吁停止歧视两亿高血压患者
Radio Free Asia, November 2, 2017

上海公民近日上街举牌为唐荆陵、袁新亭呐喊 (Citizens in Shanghai hold placards on street in support of human rights defender Tang Jingling and Yuan Xinting)
Weiquanwang, November 2, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

河南:烟花爆竹生产企业全部退出本省 (Henan forces all firework factories out of province)
The Paper, November 3, 2017

5年来从120多个国家和地区缉捕逃犯3317名 (3,317 fugitives hunted down from over 120 countries and regions during past 5 years)
Legal Daily, November 2, 2017

How the panda became China’s diplomatic weapon of choice
Financial Times, November 2, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

林鄭月娥再指非建制派議員「無所不用其極」拖延辯論 (Carrie Lam criticizes lawmakers who are not in pro-establishment camp for being “completely unscrupulous” in delaying debate on co-location arrangement)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 3, 2017

Legco debate on joint rail checkpoint adjourned after meeting descends into chaos
South China Morning Post, November 3, 2017

Basic Law Committee chair: Hongkongers will need to stand up when national anthem plays at racecourse
Hong Kong Free Press, November 2, 2017

Commentary (评论)

歷史其實就是政治問題 (History is in fact a political issue)
Mingpao, November 3, 2017

The future of particle physics will live and die in China
Foreign Policy, November 3, 2017