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.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

最高法:有权人、有钱人减刑快服刑短现象得到有效遏制 (Supreme People's Court: phenomenon of powerful and wealthy inmates cutting prison terms short has been “effectively contained"), November 23, 2017

遭吊销执照律师祝圣武祸不单行 旗下律所或被迫解散 (Rights lawyer Zhu Shengwu, who was revoked of license, fears to be forced to disband law firm)
Radio Free Asia, November 22, 2017

乐山小伙朱晋川被改判无罪后获国家赔偿40万余元 (Man in Sichuan compensated over 400,000 yuan by state after serving 3 years plus in prison for crime he didn’t commit)
Chengdu Business News, November 22, 2017

宁夏出台建立以案释法制度实施意见 (Ningxia issues opinion on using cases to interpret laws)
Ministry of Justice, November 22, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

China blocks debate about downfall of Internet censor Lu Wei
The Guardian, November 23, 2017

苹果为下架数百VPN辩护:留在中国有助言论自由 (Apple defends itself for removing hundreds of VPN apps: To stay in China and help with free speech)
Voice of America, November 22, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

教育部发布预警后,全国仍有多所高校泄露学生个人信息 (Universities across country continue to leak students’ personal information post education authority’s warning)
The Paper, November 23, 2017

北京一幼儿园被指对幼儿扎针喂药,区教委成立工作组驻园调查 (Local education authority investigates as Beijing kindergarten accused of abusing children, including feeding them with unknown pills)
The Paper, November 23, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Foxconn stops interns' illegal overtime at iPhone X factory
British Broadcasting Corporation, November 23, 2017

China's “police cloud” mines big data to track population's every move
Radio Free Asia, November 22, 2017

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

“储存分享《古兰经》音视内容,可被”三级暴恐“论处” (Storing and sharing audio and video of Quran deemed as “level-three violent and terrorist activities”)
Radio Free Asia, November 22, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

民主派拉布阻修改議事規則 立法會流會 (Pro-democracy camp filibusters to stop changing of LegCo rules)
Inmediahk, November 23, 2017

“Month-long war”: Legislative meeting halted as pro-democracy camp fight to resist rule changes and “evil laws”
Hong Kong Free Press, November 23, 2017

「七警案」首被告提上訴 律師指呈堂片段真確性可爭辯 (First defendant of “Seven Police Case” appeals sentencing, as defense lawyer questions authenticity of video evidence of officers beating Occupy activist KEN Tsang)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 23, 2017

港政党中联办抗议江天勇「被认罪」 (Political parties protest in front of Liaison Office against “forced confession” of rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong)
Radio Free Asia, November 22, 2017

Former Hong Kong leader asks city to look at bigger picture for China’s development
South China Morning Post, November 22, 2017

Commentary (评论)

幼儿园安全与中产自救 (Kindergarten safety and self-salvation of middle class)
Financial Times, November 23, 2017

虐童事件再现,“幼有所育”的底线不容击穿 | 锐评 (Bottom line of “caring for the young” can never be toed, as another child abuse scandal breaks out)
People’s Daily, November 23, 2017

中共完全當基本法隱形 (CPC takes the Basic Law as completely invisible)
Apple Daily, November 23, 2017

吳凱宇:守護學術自主,基本法教育須容多元觀點 (To defend academic freedom, education of the Basic Law should allow diversified perspectives)
Inmediahk, November 22, 2017