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 15, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

国际特赦组织:新疆大举拘捕热比娅的亲戚 (Amnesty International says Xinjiang arrests relatives of Uyghur leader Rebiya Kadeer en masse)
Voice of America, November 15, 2017

Amnesty says China detains 30 relatives of exiled Uyghur leader
Reuters, November 14, 2017

王宇律师夫妇将控告当局剥夺儿子出境权 (Rights lawyer couple to sue authority for depriving son’s right to leave China)
Radio Free Asia, November 14, 2017

China lawyer Wang Yu's son “depressed” after police halt overseas study trip
Radio Free Asia, November 14, 2017

Chinese songwriter formally arrested for song about late Liu Xiaobo
Radio Free Asia, November 14, 2017

余文生就2014年因涉嫌“支持香港占中”被抓捕酷刑,起诉恶警冯盛名、韩超刑讯逼供被驳回案向最高检等部门控告一、二审法官徇私枉法、枉法裁判 (Rights lawyer Yu Wensheng takes 2014 police torture case to the Supreme People's Procuratorate and other departments)
Weiquanwang, November 14, 2017

拒付工人工资 包工头被判刑 (Contractor gets suspended sentence after failed to pay construction workers)
People’s Court Daily, November 14, 2017

司法部住房城乡建设部部署开展律师参与城市管理执法工作 (MOJ branch engages lawyers to enforce urban management laws)
Ministry of Justice, November 14, 2017

最高法审委会会议审议原则通过行政诉讼法解释 (The Judicial Committee of the Supreme People's Court reviews and in principle passes Interpretation of Administrative Procedure Law)
Supreme People’s Court, November 13, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

《失踪人民共和国》:还原709真相 洞穿"依法治国"妄言 (“The People’s Republic of the Disappeared”, book that tells truth of 709 crackdown and exposes myth of “law-based governance of the country”, is now on-shelf)
Radio Free Asia, November 14, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

纽约举行杨天水追思会 (Yang Tianshui’s memorial held in New York City)
Voice of America, November 15, 2017

西安市恒安置业有限公司全体职工:强烈抗议西安曲江管委会暴力拆毁恒安公司店场的强盗行径 (Workers at Xi’an company protest against forced demolition of their store by local government)
Weiqianwang, November 14, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China corruption could lead to Soviet-style collapse, graft buster says
Reuters, November 15, 2017

NGO Human Rights Watch urges Chinese gov’t to put an end to sexual orientation “conversion” therapy
Hong Kong Free Press, November 15, 2017

10月份中国28座大城市空气质量只有四座达标 (Only 4 of 28 big cities in China meet air quality standard in October)
Radio France Internationale, November 14, 2017中国/20171114-10月份中国28座大城市空气质量只有四座达标

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Wuhan rolls out all-in-one ID app
China Daily, November 15, 2017

全国首个智慧城市时空信息云平台建成 (Wuhan sets up China’s first smart city cloud information platform)
National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation, November 14, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

李家超不評論羅哲斯被拒入境 稱外國政府無權干預 (Secretary for Security John Lee refuses to comment on Rogers Benedict’s entry ban, claiming foreign government has no right to interfere)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 15, 2017

“港独”入校计划再启动 学校外派发单张涉20院校 (Groups hand out flyers of Hong Kong independence outside 20 schools)
Radio Free Asia, November 14, 2017

Education Bureau calls for halt to pro-independence activity after flyers distributed outside schools
Hong Kong Free Press, November 15, 2017

50中學安排學生看李飛直播 眾志籲家長寫信拒絕 (Demosisto urges parents to write letters in protest against live broadcast of Beijing official’s speech to 50 secondary schools)
The Standnews, November 14, 2017中學安排學生看李飛直播-眾志籲家長寫信拒絕/

梁愛詩認為強制中小學教育國歌很正常 (Beijing advisor Elsie Leung says forcing primary and secondary schoolers to learn national anthem is very normal)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 15, 2017

王志民向建制派宣講:23條未立法值認真思考 (Liaison Office head Wang Zhiming preaches to pro-establishment camp: Failure to enact Article 23 is worth serious pondering)
Mingpao, November 14, 2017

Don’t worry about anthem, checkpoint sagas - Hong Kong is still autonomous, Beijing insists
South China Morning Post, November 15, 2017

亞洲足協派人監場足協勸勿噓國歌 球迷少理 (Asian Football Confederation sends staff to stadium and urges fans not to boo national anthem, few comply)
Apple Daily, November 14, 2017

Defiant Hong Kong football fans boo Chinese national anthem at Asian Cup match against Lebanon
Hong Kong Free Press, November 14, 2017

Occupy activists’ appeal against jail terms can proceed, Hong Kong court rules
South China Morning Post, November 14, 2017

Commentary (评论)

How “One Country, Two Systems" is tearing Beijing and Hong Kong further apart
South China Morning Post, November 15, 2017

Why Xi Jinping needs a stronger Communist Party to achieve his Chinese dream
South China Morning Post, November 14, 2017