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, December 06, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Chinese woman sacked for being pregnant wins landmark case against employer
South China Morning Post, December 6, 2017

60多岁李昱函律师在沈阳市第一看守所持续遭受虐待折磨 (Rights lawyer Li Yuhan, in her 60s, abused and tortured at Shenyang detention center)
Weiquanwang, December 6, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese state media takes praise for leader to new heights as Xi tightens grip
Reuters, December 6, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

把「低端人口」帶到國際層面 中國導演:不拍他們便不存在 (Wen Hai, Chinese director brings “low-end population” to international stage and says if you don’t film them, they don’t exist)
Apple Daily, December 5, 2017

Chinese military veterans detained, beaten in Beijing after pension petition
Radio Free Asia, December 5, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

全市1500余幼儿园均配责任督学 (Beijing assigns supervisors to over 1,500 kindergartens)
Beijing News, December 6, 2017

Senior citizen picks through garbage piles to support family
China Daily, December 5, 2017

河北省教育厅就取暖问题发通知:保障广大师生安全、温暖过冬 (Hebei education authority issues notice pledging supply of heating to schools)
People’s Government of Hebei Province, December 5, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Inside China’s big tech conference, new ways to track citizens
The New York Times, December 6, 2017

Ma warns foreign firms to obey rules
Shanghai Daily, December 6, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

民主派誓阻改議事規則:今削立會權力 明通過廿三條 (Democratic camp vows to halt change to LegCo rules, fearing weakened LegCo would lead to passing of Article 23)
Inmediahk, December 6, 2017

Few tactics remain to prevent changes to legislature’s rules, says pro-democracy lawmaker Alvin Yeung
Hong Kong Free Press, December 6, 2017

愛東邨食水含重金屬微粒 鉛銅鐵皆有 水署:分離器未能阻隔 (Heavy metal particles found in tap water at public estate; Water Supply Department says separator failed to work)
Mingpao, December 5, 2017

王振民:香港屬紅色中國 沒染紅之說 (Wang Zhenmin, Liaison Office legal chief, says Hong Kong is part of red China, and there is no such thing as Hong Kong being dyed red)
Mingpao, December 5, 2017

Liaison Office legal chief Wang Zhenmin: “Hong Kong is part of red China”
Hong Kong Free Press, December 5, 2017

漩渦裏外 周永康的微笑:救世不必當苦行僧 (Alex Chow smiles: You don’t have to go through hardship to save world)
Stand News, December 5, 2017

Commentary (评论)

周云蓬:《中国孩子》十年记,孩子们的墓碑如影随形 (Zhou Yunpeng on 10th anniversary of release of song named “China’s Children”: Their tombs follow me like shadow)
The Initium, December 6, 2017

There’s no escaping constitutional reality for Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, December 6, 2017

Why Xi’s anti-corruption drive in China’s military needs a long-term solution
South China Morning Post, December 5, 2017

Is Wang Huning trying to hide his light?
The Diplomat, December 5, 2017