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 28, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

李明哲被判五年徒刑 台湾表示无法接受 (Lee Ming-che sentenced by mainland court to 5 years in prison; Taiwan says it is not acceptable)
Voice of America, November 28, 2017

Chinese court jails Taiwanese democracy activist Lee Ming-cheh for 5 years for “subversion”
Hong Kong Free Press, November 28, 2017

湖北退役武警孙兵病逝 曾向天安门毛像泼墨抗议 (Sun Bing, retired armed police officer from Hubei who poured ink at Mao Zedong’s portrait at Tiananmen Square, dies of lung cancer)
Radio Free Asia, November 27, 2017

北京大兴11·18火灾排除人为放火嫌疑 20人被刑拘 (20 people criminally detained after fire killed 19 in Daxing, Beijing; authority says it was not arson)
China Central Television, November 27, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

网信办副主任北大演讲,回应信息管控:“没什么不好意思、温良恭俭让的” (China censor deputy gives speech at Peking University and comments on information control: “No need to be shy or humble.”)
Initium, November 28, 2017

Chinese streaming site AcFun shuts down for reasons unknown
China Film Insider, November 27, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China’s kindergarten teachers demand better pay and conditions
China Labor Bulletin, November 28, 2017

民间自发救助北京“低端人口”官不悦 (Civil society helps out evicted “low-end population” in Beijing, and authority is not happy about that)
Voice of America, November 27, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Senior Chinese military official kills himself amid corruption probe
Reuters, November 28, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

佔旺清場案四人判緩刑 黃浩銘:真正藐視法庭的是梁振英 (4 Occupy activists get suspended sentence; Raphael Wong says CY Leung should be held of contempt)
Inmediahk, November 28, 2017

Mong Kok Umbrella Movement: 4 democracy activists handed suspended sentences over Occupy clearance
Hong Kong Free Press, November 28, 2017

Pro-Beijing camp’s controversial legislative rule amendment accepted by president, despite previous legal advice
Hong Kong Free Press, November 28, 2017

【DQ4被追薪】羅冠聰批「同打劫有咩分別?」(Nathan Law criticizes LegCo for asking disqualified lawmakers to return salary: “How is it different from robbery?”)
Mingpao, November 28, 2017

港民主派议员宣布参选人大抗议北京打压民主 (Pro-democracy lawmaker runs for Hong Kong NPC election and protests against Beijing’s crackdown on democracy)
Radio Free Asia, November 27, 2017

Britain has a duty to Hong Kong, says UK’s Lord Ashdown during fact-finding visit
Hong Kong Free Press, November 27, 2017

Commentary (评论)

Beijing hinders free speech in America
The New York Times, November 26, 2017

王丹紐時发文批中國:北京干涉美國言論自由 (Wan Dan criticizes Beijing for hindering free speech in America on The New York Times)
DWNEWS, November 26, 2017