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.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

刘霞已做子宫肌瘤手术抑郁症严重 外界吁尽早允其出国 (Liu Xia undergoes uterine fibroids surgery and is severely depressed; Hu Jia urges China to allow her to go abroad)
Radio Free Asia, November 19, 2017

Friends fear for well-being of Nobel laureate’s widow Liu Xia; urge China to let her leave country
Hong Kong Free Press, November 20, 2017

黎雄兵:卢廷阁律师在法院开庭遭法警殴打入院救治 (Lawyer Lu Tingge beaten by police at Sichuan court and hospitalized)
Weiquanwang, November 17, 2017

推进落实以审判为中心的诉讼制度改革 安徽启动第三方评价庭审活动 (Anhui province launches third-party review of trials to promote trial-centered system reform)
Supreme People’s Court, November 17, 2017

第七届中美司法与人权研讨会在纽约举行 (7th Sino-US judicial and human rights seminar kicks off in New York)
Xinhua News Agency, November 16, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

內地官方對女性平權運動沒放鬆 組織者轉地下工作 (Feminist activists forced to work covertly as pressure from mainland authorities continues)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 20, 2017

上海公民今年第21次上街举牌要求批准《公民权利和政治权利国际公约》和要求官员公开财产 (Citizens in Shanghai hold placards on street demanding signing of ICCPR and declaring of officials’ assets)
Weiquanwang, November 18, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

湖南桃江四中发生结核病聚集性疫情 纪委介入调查失职渎职情况 (Commission for Discipline Inspection launches investigation into TB cluster outbreak at Hunan secondary school)
China Central Television, November 20, 2017

湖南肺结核事件校长:未刻意隐瞒疫情,没说过“不死人不放假” (Head of Hunan secondary school denies allegation of concealing TB outbreak)
Beijing News, November 19, 2017

新疆实行15年免费教育 (Xinjiang now provides 15 years of free education to schoolers)
People’s Daily, November 20, 2017

因祁连山生态破坏问题 16人被批捕 (Gansu province arrests 16 for ecological damages in Qilian Mountain), November 20, 2017

China's Chongqing renews attacks on former disgraced leaders
Reuters, November 20, 2017

12部委将对农民工工资支付情况开展专项检查 确保投诉“有门” (12 ministries and departments launch campaign to ensure migrant workers get paid and have access to filing complaints)
Legal Daily, November 17, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China military sets up website to report leaks, fake news
Reuters, November 19, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Dead end for Hong Kong democracy, so focus on social policies now, new Labor Party head says
South China Morning Post, November 20, 2017

梁家傑形容李飛如同宣旨 談23條是添煩添亂 (Alan Leong compares Li Fei’s speech to declaring imperial decree and says Li's mentioning of Article 23 creates more trouble)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 19, 2017

Pro-Beijing heavyweight puts Article 23 national security law in manifesto for seat on China’s top legislature
Hong Kong Free Press, November 20, 2017

粵港簽《合作安排》 陳帆:不存在隱瞞及逃避 (Secretary for Transport and Housing says there are no concealing and evasion in co-location deal with mainland)
Mingpao, November 19, 2017

一地兩檢今簽協議 細節不公開 消息稱待人大常委會確認 泛民批黑箱作業 (SAR government will not reveal details of co-location deal with mainland while waiting for NPC’s confirmation; pro-democracy camp criticizes it as blackbox operation)
Mingpao, November 18, 2017

團體遊行促落實全民退保 斥林鄭月娥及羅致光阻礙政策 (Groups march for universal retirement protection scheme and criticise Carrie Lam and Secretary for Labor and Welfare for hurdling)
Radio Free Hong Kong, November 19, 2017

蕩婦遊行反對父權社會性暴力 「我身體我話事」 (Around 80 join SlutWalk Hong Kong in protest against patriarchal society and sexual violence)
Inmediahk, November 19, 2017

Commentary (评论)

人權法下的國歌法 (National anthem law under human rights law)
Inmediahk, November 20, 2017