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 30, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

“新疆聂树斌”周远案再审改判无罪 律师称将提交国家赔偿申请 (Zhou Yuan, man who spends 20 years in prison for crime he didn’t commit, gets exonerated after retrial; lawyer says will apply for state compensation)
Beijing News, November 30, 2017

In China, fears that new anticorruption agency will be above the law
The New York Times, November 30, 2017

美国国务院吁中国释放李明哲 (United States Department of State urges China to release Lee Ming-che)
Voice of America, November 30, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

China cracks down on reporting of mass evictions in Beijing
Radio Free Asia, November 29, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

全国“民代幼”教师2000多人再次进京集体维权 (Over 2,000 teachers from across country petition for fair treatment in Beijing)
Weiquanwang, November 29, 2017

Thousands of migrant workers in Beijing forcibly evicted, resistance mounted in at least one location
China Change, November 29, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

二维码电子门牌、警用无人机……政法“黑科技”强势来袭!不看不知道一看吓一跳…… (QR code doorplate and police drone - China hosts exhibition of equipment serving political and legal purposes)
Legal Daily, November 29, 2017

《2017年中国网络视听发展研究报告》发布 (China publishes Internet Audiovisual Development Research Report 2017), November 29, 2017

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

Tibetan monk burns to death in Sichuan calling for Tibetan freedom
Radio Free Asia, November 29, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

葉國謙尋求連任人大 稱協助推動公民教育及23條立法 (Ip Kwok-him seeks second term at NPC and says he will push for civic education and enactment of Article 23)
Radio Television Hong Kong, November 30, 2017

香港民团游行抗议北京驱逐「低端人口」 (Hong Kong civil society groups protest and march against Beijing evicting “low-end population”)
Radio Free Asia, November 29, 2017

Ex-leader CY Leung threatens lawmaker with legal action over “false accusations” about HK$50m UGL deal
Hong Kong Free Press, November 29, 2017

Commentary (评论)

“硬盘损坏”,红黄蓝就能撇清责任? (Can RYB kindergarten be exonerated by claiming “hard disk is damaged”?)
Beijing News, November 30, 2017

第三波移民潮 (Third wave of migration out of Hong Kong)
Inmediahk, November 30, 2017

矮化香港 複製上海深圳 (Dwarf Hong Kong and make it copy of Shanghai and Shenzhen)
Inmediahk, November 30, 2017

China’s ode to “One Belt One Road”
China Film Insider, November 29, 2017

Beijing’s cruel eviction of its migrant workers is a stain on China’s urbanization drive
South China Morning Post, November 29, 2017

China has a plan to rule the world
The Washington Post, November 28, 2017