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 08, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China jails 21 people for 2015 nursing home fire: Xinhua
Reuters, December 8, 2017

排除阻力 魏玛将颁人权奖给伊力哈木 (Against all odds, Ilham Tohti awarded 2017 Weimar Human Rights Award)
Deutsche Welle, December 7, 2017

新疆周远案:背负“罪名”20年 庭上无人表达歉意 (No one apologizes on court to Zhou Yuan, man who spent 20 years in Xinjiang jail for crime he didn’t commit)
China News Weekly, December 7, 2017

拆迁公司嚣张袭击 两北京律师险遭活埋 (2 Beijing lawyers attacked by eviction mobs and almost get buried alive)
Radio Free Asia, December 7, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China, accused of abuses, hosts human rights forum
Agence France-Presse, December 8, 2017

王毅:坚定不移走中国特色人权发展道路 (Wang Yi, head of MFA, says China will unwaveringly walk down road of human rights development with Chinese characteristics)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, December 7, 2017

The gentrification of Beijing: razing of migrant villages spells end of China dream
The Guardian, December 8, 2017

China evicts dissidents, shutters businesses for Fortune Global Forum in Guangzhou
Radio Free Asia, December 7, 2017

China gets a new system to curb corruption—and ideological lapses
The Economist, December 7, 2017

人社部要求各地政府在2017年底前清偿工程款拖欠 (Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security demands local governments to pay all wages in arrears to construction workers before yearend)
Xinhua News Agency, December 7, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Jail in Hong Kong for booing China's national anthem
Al Jazeera, December 8, 2017

Hong Kong democrats struggle to prevent debate over changes to legislature’s house rules
Hong Kong Free Press, December 7, 2017

Commentary (评论)

一國兩制原意就是要香港「染紅」? (Is original intention of “One Country, Two Systems” to dye Hong Kong red?)
Mingpao, December 8, 2017

從大學生角度看民主牆爭論 (Look at Democracy Wall dispute from angle of university students)
Inmediahk, December 8, 2017

Hong Kong should waive the debt of disqualified lawmakers, following Australia’s example
South China Morning Post, December 7, 2017

Sieren’s China: Internet blockade only hurts China
Deutsche Welle, December 7, 2017

China, under Xi Jinping, embarks on a quest to win the trust of its people
South China Morning Post, December 7, 2017