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.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

維權律師18歲兒子出國遭海關剪護照 因出國有可能危害國家安全 (18-year-old son of rights lawyer banned from leaving China and has passport canceled, as him going abroad could “endanger national security”)
Mingpao, November 13, 2017

The nightmare – an excerpt of lawyer Wang Yu’s account of 709 detention and torture
The People’s Republic of the Disappeared, November 13, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

Want to escape poverty? Replace pictures of Jesus with Xi Jinping, Christian villagers urged
South China Morning Post, November 14, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Chinese kindergarten “accused of abusing children”
South China Morning Post, November 14, 2017

部分政府网站泄露公民隐私信息 专家:应问责相关人员 (Experts say people related should be held to account, as some government websites leak citizen’s private information)
Legal Daily, November 14, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

反東北8人獲高院批准上訴 (Eight New Territories development protestors allowed to take cases to Court of Final Appeal)
Inmediahk, November 14, 2017

Applying national anthem law retroactively in Hong Kong is unconstitutional, says former prosecutor
South China Morning Post, November 14, 2017

Hong Kong teachers “stop pupils from handing out” pro-independence fliers at school
South China Morning Post, November 14, 2017

教育局:任何港獨主張或活動違反一國兩制及基本法 (Education Bureau says any assertion or activity of Hong Kong independence violates “One Country, Two Systems” and the Basic Law)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 14, 2017

黃之鋒入稟挑戰監禁3個月或以上者5年內不能參選限制 (Joshua Wong challenges 5-year election ban for those jailed for 3 months or above)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 14, 2017

Joshua Wong challenges election ban on “political prisoners”
The Standard, November 14, 2017

回應雙學三子案 美眾議院促保港人基本權利 (In response to jailing of student activists, United States House of Representatives urges protection of Hongkongers’ basic rights)
Mingpao, November 13, 2017

港民间团体悼杨天水 促释放高智晟等异见人士 (Hong Kong groups mourn Yang Tianshui and press for release of Gao Zhisheng and other dissidents)
Radio Free Asia, November 13, 2017

Commentary (评论)

Donald Tsang’s downfall is a tragedy, but it’s CY Leung who owes Hongkongers some answers
Hong Kong Free Press, November 14, 2017

Why do Hongkongers boo the Chinese national anthem?
The Diplomat, November 14, 2017

管不了靈魂的國歌法 (A National Anthem Law that can’t control souls)
Apple Daily, November 9, 2017