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.

Friday, December 01, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Construction worker detained for lighting outdoor coal fires to keep warm while working overtime
Shanghaiist, November 30, 2017

公益诉讼全面推开后全国检察机关四个月立案4597件 (Procuratorates establish 4,597 cases 4 month after launch of public interest lawsuit mechanism)
The Supreme People’s Procuratorate, November 30, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

China’s evicting mentions of its “low-end” migrants from cyberspace
Quartz, December 1, 2017

China’s tech giants have a second job: Helping Beijing spy on its people
The Wall Street Journal, November 30, 2017

去公园也要实名制?!北京奥林匹克公园开始试点 (China implements real-name registration at leisure facilities, starting from Beijing Olympic Park)
Radio Free Asia, November 30, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

审议《中国共产党党务公开条例(试行)》 (Regulation on Disclosure of CPC Affairs for trial implementation under review)
People’s Daily, December 1, 2017

八项规定五年成绩单:逾26万人被处理 (Over 260,000 people punished within 5 years for violating party principles)
Xinhua News Agency, November 30, 2017

China vows improvements after kindergarten abuse scandal
The Washington Post, November 30, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

中大同學獲獎影片《同生.共死》 關注同志平權 (CUHK students’ movie on gender equality wins 2017 Netizen Award)
Inmediahk, December 1, 2017

政府就有關公民和政治權利國際公約實施情況 邀請意見 (SAR government solicits opinion on implementation of ICCPR)
Radio Television Hong Kong, December 1, 2017

美籍南京學者張翔 獲薦任港大校長 倡接觸中國教育部爭國家資源 李國章力挺 (Zhang Xiang, Chinese American scholar who advocates for more mainland support, nominated as next HKU Vice-Chancellor, and Arthur Lee supports him)
Mingpao, December 1, 2017

Mainland-born scholar Zhang Xiang sole candidate for top job at University of Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, December 1, 2017

Hong Kong government should take two years before starting controversial national security legislation, says former minister
South China Morning Post, December 1, 2017

Lu Ping held firm on immigration during Hong Kong handover negotiation, Zhang Xiaoming says
South China Morning Post, December 1, 2017

Hong Kong hurdler Vera Lui’s claim that a coach sexually assaulted her when she was 13 sparks outcry, police probe
South China Morning Post, November 30, 2017

Commentary (评论)

“十九大”后的中国外交透露出什么趋向? (Where is China's diplomacy heading after 19th party congress?)
Financial Times, December 1, 2017

Don’t be fooled by China’s grand plan to rule the world
Quartz, November 30, 2017

「反共」「愛國」腦交戰 國歌法宜鬆不宜緊 (Fighting between anti-communism and patriotism, application of national anthem law should be lenient rather than strict)
Mingpao, December 1, 2017

Is President Xi’s climate leadership overstated?
The Diplomat, December 1, 2017

“Development Without Women” is unsustainable & unjust: China must end discrimination & violence against women
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, November 30, 2017