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 29, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

國台辦稱李明哲是否危害安全穩定應由大陸法律判定 (China’s Taiwan Office says whether Lee Ming-che endangered state security should be determined by mainland laws)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 29, 2017

Beijing warns Taipei against hyping up China's jailing of Taiwanese activist
Reuters, November 29, 2017

法律援助基金会二十年资助办理法援案件四十七万余件, 让一千六百四十万群众直接受益 (Legal Aid Foundation aids 470,000 cases for 20 years and benefits 16.4 million people)
Legal Daily, November 29, 2017

反家暴法施行20个月 人身保护令适用低于预期 反家暴法律制度仍待精细化 (Improvement still needed 20 months after Anti-Domestic Violence Law takes effect)
Legal Daily, November 28, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

This Beijing-linked billionaire is funding policy research at Washington’s most influential institutions
Foreign Policy, November 28, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

投诉:我们西安市莲湖区城管人员到区政府请愿 (Bylaw enforcement officers in Xi’an petition at local government for social insurance and fair treatment)
Weiquanwang, November 29, 2017

内蒙古牧民草场被占 冲破公安阻扰区首府上访 (Inner Mongolian herdsmen defy police and petition in local capital after grassland was taken)
Radio Free Asia, November 28, 2017

伍立娟:四大银行断友继续在北京总部门口维权抗议 (Laid-off bank workers gather at Beijing main branches protesting for fair treatment)
Weiquanwang, November 28, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

“红黄蓝幼儿园群体猥亵幼童”系编造 (Beijing police says allegation of group sex abuse of children at kindergarten is fabricated)
Beijing News, November 29, 2017

China police say some claims of abuse at Beijing kindergarten unfounded
Reuters, November 29, 2017

被逐北漂 掙扎留京 (Evicted migrants struggle to stay in Beijing)
Mingpao, November 29, 2017

China's government accuses four cities of air pollution failures
Reuters, November 28, 2017

涉军老虎大案张阳畏罪自杀 军媒批以死逃责行为可耻 (Military mouthpiece criticizes senior general Zhang Yang who committed suicide as “despicable”)
Radio Free Asia, November 28, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

抗議中國政府「清理低端人口」 抗議政府暴力 寒冬驅逐窮人——香港民間團體聯署聲明 (Hong Kong civil society groups launch campaign in protest against Beijing forcefully evicting poor migrants)
Inmediahk, November 29, 2017

陳淑莊稱人大替香港未來法例「釋法」 立會變橡皮圖章 (Tanya Chan says NPC interpreting future Hong Kong laws would make LegCo rubber stamp)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 29, 2017

譚耀宗稱政府應要為23條立法主動做準備 (Hong Kong NPC candidate Tam Yiu-chung says SAR government should proactively prepare for enactment of Article 23)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 29, 2017

香港民主派将游行抗议中共新一轮威权打压 (Hong Kong pro-democracy groups to march in protest against new wave of authoritarian suppression from Beijing)
Radio Free Asia, November 28, 2017

Commentary (评论)

高端國家 低端人口 (High-end state, low-end population)
Mingpao, November 29, 2017

《國歌法》如箭在弦 必須憤起抵抗 (Must rise up and fight against impending National Anthem Law)
Inmediahk, November 29, 2017

China's playbook for conquering Taiwan
The Diplomat, November 29, 2017

读者来函:北京寒夜漫漫,一场违法者驱赶无辜者的无耻悲剧 (Shameless tragedy of lawbreakers evicting the innocent in cold and long nights of Beijing)
The Initium, November 28, 2017