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, December 07, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

(受权发布)中华人民共和国反间谍法实施细则 (PRC releases details of implementation of counter-espionage law)
Xinhua News Agency, December 6, 2017

China adds broad new definitions to counter-espionage law
Reuters, December 6, 2017

童养媳14岁产女求助无门 重庆司法局禁止律师接案 (Chongqing Justice Bureau bans rights lawyer from representing 14-year-old bride who was raped and forced to get pregnant)
Radio Free Asia, December 6, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

China hosts global forum featuring own take on human rights
Associated Press, December 7, 2017

第四届世界互联网大会闭幕 一边促进开放共享一边加强网络管控 (To conclude 4th World Internet Conference: Openness and sharing on one hand, tightened control on other)
Radio Free Asia, December 6, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Fatal accident highlights intense pressures faced by China’s food-delivery workers
China Labor Bulletin, December 6, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China to further promote government information sharing and disclosure
Xinhua News Agency, December 7, 2017

安徽一煤矿现20余人腐败窝案:每个环节都渗透贿影 (Bribery everywhere in Anhui coal mine corruption case that involves over 20)
Procuratorate’s Daily, December 7, 2017

Chinese schools investigated for holding classes outside during freezing winter
The Telegraph, December 6, 2017

“煤改气”凸显天然气供应短板 (North China residents face natural gas supply shortage after sudden coal ban)
Caijing Magazine, December 7, 2017

Chinese living on North Korean border told to prepare for nuclear disaster by state newspaper
South China Morning Post, December 6, 2017

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Apple CEO hopeful banned apps will return to China store
Associated Press, December 6, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong legislative meeting halted as democrats protest changes to house rules
Hong Kong Free Press, December 7, 2017

Four convicted of unlawful assembly and assault over activist Nathan Law’s airport attack
Hong Kong Free Press, December 7, 2017

Judge postpones sentencing of Hong Kong democracy activist
Associated Press, December 7, 2017

Little difference between students using Cantonese or Mandarin as medium to learn Chinese – int’l study
Hong Kong Free Press, December 7, 2017

Teaching Chinese in Mandarin blamed as Hong Kong pupils struggle with higher level reading skills
South China Morning Post, December 6, 2017

Taiwanese writer Chang Tieh-chih says he was denied entry to Hong Kong
Hong Kong Free Press, December 6, 2017

台湾知名文化人张铁志为何不能入境香港? (Why couldn’t renowned Taiwanese intellectual Chang Tieh-chih enter Hong Kong?)
British Broadcasting Company, December 6, 2017

Six pan-dems enter primary race to contest two seats in Hong Kong LegCo by-election
South China Morning Post, December 5, 2017

Commentary (评论)

為何「低端人口」不反抗? (Why don’t “low-end population” fight back?)
Mingpao, December 7, 2017

中国强推煤改气惹民怨,为什么环保与温暖不可兼得? (China turns away from coal to gas, but why do environment protection and supply of heat go against each other)
The Initium, December 6, 2017

China and Germany: So far, yet so close
The Diplomat, December 6, 2017

Amnesty International: China: detained rights lawyer further ill-treated: Li Yuhan (国际特赦组织:李昱函律師獄中遭受進一步虐待)
Amnesty International, December 5, 2017