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 21, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

中国人权律师江天勇被判监禁两年 (Chinese human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong sentenced to 2 years in prison)
Voice of America, November 21, 2017

“Influenced by anti-China forces”: Rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong jailed for 2 years as crackdown intensifies
Agence France-Presse, November 21, 2017

高智晟失踪百日 陕西佳县刑警队称被国保羁押 (Gao Zhisheng confirmed by Shaanxi police to be detained by state security agents after missing for 100 days)
Radio Free Asia, November 20, 2017

打压维权律师搞株连 儿子护照被废申诉拒受理 (Supreme People's Procuratorate rejects rights lawyer’s complaint of son being banned from leaving China)
Radio Free Asia, November 20, 2017

法治课|拒绝律师“突袭”辩护,江西赣州中院此举是否妥当 (Is it appropriate for Ganzhou Intermediate Court in Jiangxi to ban lawyer from performing “surprise defense” duty?)
The Paper, November 20, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

数百访民北京游行受阻 多人被控制 (Hundreds of petitioners in Beijing banned from protesting, many put under police custody)
Radio Free Asia, November 20, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

As wage arrears escalate in the run up to the Lunar New Year, the trade union needs to act
China Labor Bulletin, November 21, 2017

湖南省桃江縣有中學集體肺癆 多名官員及校長遭革職 (Officials and head of school removed from duty after cluster TB outbreak in rural Hunan)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 21, 2017

Officials sacked for tuberculosis outbreaks in Central China
Xinhua News Agency, November 21, 2017

China punishes 6,190 officials in anti-graft campaign
Xinhua News Agency, November 21, 2017

北京大兴火灾已致19死8伤 警方刑拘18人 (Police criminally detains 18 people after Beijing outskirt flame claimed 19 lives and injured 8)
People’s Daily, November 20, 2017

Another tragedy unfolds in Beijing’s migrant worker shanty towns
China Labor Bulletin, November 20, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

公安部提醒:身份证将迎来巨变!影响每个人 (Ministry of Public Security: revolutionary change in ID card will affect everyone)
China Central Television, November 20, 2017

我国治理安卓应用市场秩序 阻断违法有害移动应用进入市场 (Chinese authorities tighten control of Android apps to “prevent illegal and harmful mobile apps from entering market”)
Xinhua News Agency, November 20, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

周永康黃之鋒羅冠聰等就在囚人士待遇權利向懲教署投訴 (Alex Chow, Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and others file complaint against Hong Kong Correctional Services for better treatment of inmates and protection of their rights)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 21, 2017

林鄭月娥:中央文獻研究室主任冷溶來港解釋十九大內容 (Carrie Lam confirms Beijing official will come to Hong Kong to chair seminar on 19th party congress)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 21, 2017

Beijing official to hold seminar on Communist Party Congress for senior Hong Kong civil servants
Hong Kong Free Press, November 21, 2017

聯署要求政府立即公開高鐵西九「一地兩檢」《合作安排》全文 (Lawmakers start signature campaign demanding SAR government to reveal details of co-location deal with mainland)
Inmediahik, November 20, 2017

Meaningless for Hong Kong gov’t to submit bills to legislature if filibustering continues, says Chief Exec. Carrie Lam
Hong Kong Free Press, November 21, 2017

Commentary (评论)

花崗岩的啟示 (Granite’s revelation)
Mingpao, November 21, 2017

不畏威權 繼續燃燒——致我的社民連黨友 (Don’t be afraid of Authoritarianism and keep on going - to my fellow League of Social Democrats)
Inmediahk, November 21, 2017

Carrie Lam between a rock and hard place
South China Morning Post, November 21, 2017