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 08, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

特朗普訪華前夕 多名北京維權人士失去自由 (Rights defenders in Beijing lose freedom before Trump visit)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 8, 2017

遭中共当局迫害的江苏著名政治犯杨天水先生已经去世 (Political prisoner Yang Tianshui, aka Yang Tongyan, dies at 56)
Weiquanwang, November 7, 2017

“民生观察”网编丁灵杰被捕逾37天 家人仍未获通知 (Ding Lingjie, editor of, arrested for 37 days while family receives no notification)
Radio Free Asia, November 7, 2017

广东高院在全国首推家事调查员制度 第一批46名省级家事调查员受聘上岗 (Guangdong High Court hires first group of 46 provincial-level domestic affair investigators)
Legal Daily, November 7, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China’s human rights record won’t be on Donald Trump’s agenda, activists fear
South China Morning Post, November 8, 2017

Rights groups urge trump to address China’s human rights violations
Voice of America, November 7, 2017

监察六类人群 四种情形可留置——监察法草案看点盘点 (National Supervision Law monitors 6 groups of people and could detain them under 4 circumstances)
Xinhua News Agency, November 7, 2017

People's Republic of China Supervision Law (draft)
China Law Translate, November 6, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Their sons sought a more democratic Hong Kong, and got prison
The New York Times, November 8, 2017

周永康:香港引入《國歌法》 可見一國兩制平衡正消失 (Alex Chow says balance of “one country, two systems” is disappearing as Hong Kong introduces National Anthem Law)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 8, 2017

HKUST “pressures” Umbrella movie organiser to drop democracy figures from screening panel
Hong Kong Free Press, November 8, 2017

馬斐森:港大為免被孤立 最終聯署10大校長聲明 (Mathieson, head of HKU, says he signed joint statement of 10 university heads to avoid isolation)
Mingpao, November 7, 2017

HKU head: I signed anti-Hong Kong independence statement to avoid “isolation” from other universities
Hong Kong Free Press, November 7, 2017

Commentary (评论)

Is China’s belt and road initiative increasing crime and terrorism?
The Diplomat, November 7, 2017