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 10, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

Why Xi Jinping’s (airbrushed) face is plastered all over China
The New York Times, November 9, 2017

The death of Chinese independent cinema?
China Film Insider, November 9, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

国家卫计委:高危孕产妇实行“专案管理” (National Health and Family Planning Commission says it will manage high-risk pregnant women’s cases individually)
Beijing News, November 10, 2017

史上最严环保强化督查持续7个月 仍有企业违法排污 (Companies continue to break laws and pollute after strict environmental supervision began 7 months ago)
Legal Daily, November 9, 2017

国务院办公厅印发《消防安全责任制实施办法》 (State Council General Office issues implementation of fire safety responsibility system)
Xinhua News Agency, November 9, 2017

Human rights and playing the crowds off the agenda for Trump in China
South China Morning Post, November 9, 2017

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

新疆公安被指奖励协警抓人 两位阿訇被抓六个月无音信 (Xinjiang police reported of rewarding auxiliary force for arresting minorities, and two imans detained and remain incommunicado for 6 months)
Radio Free Asia, November 9, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Democrat James To claims Chief Exec. Carrie Lam wants to turn legislature into rubber stamping body
Hong Kong Free Press, November 10, 2017

Hong Kong leader reveals backing for legislature changes, says some rules are backward
South China Morning Post, November 9, 2017

港足對巴林友賽前逾20警場外戒備 有球迷噓國歌舉中指大聲叫「去廁所」 (Hong Kong football fans boo national anthem and yell “go to the toilet”, as over 20 police stand-by during friendly match against Bahrain)
Mingpao, November 9, 2017

Defiant Hong Kong football fans boo China's national anthem
The Guardian, November 9, 2017

楊潤雄對「噓國歌」稱痛心 指學校一直有教導學生 (Education head Kevin Yeung feels “heartbroken” about Hong Kong football fans booing national anthem, claiming schools have been teaching students)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 10, 2017

“I should have just let them stay,” says former top policeman on trial for alleged assault during Occupy protests
South China Morning Post, November 9, 2017

Commentary (评论)

Hong Kong youth dream of democracy, fairness and a greener world. So does China
South China Morning Post, November 10, 2017

專制獨裁不能壓倒民主自由 (Tyranny and dictatorship can’t overpower democracy and freedom)
Apple Daily, November 9, 2017