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.

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Harassment and house arrest in China as Trump has “beyond terrific” time
The Guardian, November 9, 2017

胡佳:川普访华应促刘霞重获自由 (Hu Jia says Trump should press for Liu Xia’s freedom during China visit)
Voice of America, November 8, 2017

Chinese dissident writer Yang Tongyan dies on medical parole
South China Morning Post, November 8, 2017

律师彭永和遭打压 发出“跳江公告” (Rights lawyer Peng Yonghe releases suicide statement after being persecuted by authority in Shanghai)
Radio Free Asia, November 8, 2017

司法部出台意见 加强“十三五”期间残疾人公共法律服务建设 (Ministry of Justice issues opinions to enhance public legal service for disables during 13th Five-Year Plan)
Legal Daily, November 8, 2017

洛阳发生假警察扰村民,警察抓村民不抓假警察 (Villagers in Luoyang, Henan, arrested by police for fighting against fake police)
Weiquanwang, November 9, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

Donald Trump breaks through China’s “Great Firewall” with first tweet
Hong Kong Free Press, November 9, 2017

China spreads propaganda to U.S. on Facebook, a platform it bans at home
The New York Times, November 8, 2017

王滬寧要求中國記協組織記者堅定不移跟黨走 (Wang Huning, China’s ideology chief, demands journalists to unwaveringly follow the Party during association conference)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 8, 2017

“Sing for the new era”: Chinese journalists told to spread the word on Xi Jinping’s ideology
South China Morning Post, November 8, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

上海10多位公民上街举牌悼念民运斗士杨天水 (Over 10 citizens in Shanghai hold placards on street to mourn democracy fighter Yang Tianshui)
Weiquanwang, November 9, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

上海警方通报“携程亲子园虐童事件”:涉案3人被刑拘 (Shanghai police puts three under criminal detention after child abuse scandal breaks out at care center)
Beijing News, November 9, 2017

社会组织信用信息管理办法征求意见,受到限期停止活动处罚列入严重违法失信名单 (Regulation that gives social organization credit ratings to limit their activities and possibly put them on blacklist solicits public opinions)
Legal Daily, November 8, 2017

民政部关于《社会组织信用信息管理办法(征求意见稿)》公开征求意见的通知 (Notice of the Ministry of Civil Affairs on soliciting public opinions for Measures on Administration of Social Organization Credit Information)
Ministry of Civil Affairs, November 8, 2017

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

Xinjiang authorities jail Uyghur “religious extremist” for scolding son for drinking
Radio Free Asia, November 8, 2017

New guidelines on Uyghur “signs of extremism” issued to Xinjiang authorities
Radio Free Asia, November 7, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

林鄭月娥:公務員學院將有認識國家課程 (Carrie Lam says there will be courses on getting to know the nation at civil servant academy)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 9, 2017

楊潤雄:反對議員用「赤化」形容中國歷史和國民教育 (Education head Kevin Young says he is against lawmakers referring to Chinese history and national education as falling under Communist control)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 9, 2017

社運攝影師辦13+3攝影展 冀港人毋忘抗爭者 (Social movement photographer holds exhibition about jailed activists and hopes Hongkongers not to forget about them)
Inmediahk, November 8, 2017

A Hong Kong mother’s fight for the truth behind girl’s death on mainland China
South China Morning Post, November 8, 2017

Hong Kong police told to use new tactics to confront protesters during Occupy, retired officer tells court
South China Morning Post, November 8, 2017

Commentary (评论)

中国应建设什么样的婴幼儿童照护体系? (What kind of preschooler care system should China establish?)
Financial Times, November 9, 2017

Is China bidding farewell to separation of party and government?
The Diplomat, November 8, 2017