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.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Thousands in China watch as 10 people sentenced to death in sport stadium
The Guardian, December 18, 2017

人格权或单独成编入民法典 个人信息保护立法加速 (Personality Rights may included in Civil Code, speeding up protection to the right to privacy)
Legal Daily, December 18, 2017

China's Uighur minority shackled by digital technology as thousands are detained for “vocational training”
The Independent, December 17, 2017

中共中央办公厅 国务院办公厅印发《生态环境损害赔偿制度改革方案》
China to expand pilot reform in ecological damage compensation
Xinhua News Agency, December 17, 2017

Hua Yong: Detained Chinese artist's emotional last video
British Broadcasting Company, December 16, 2017


华涌拍摄“低端人口”被驱逐视频遭抓捕 公民上街举牌声援(Hua Yong, activist artist who filmed Beijing mass eviction is arrested, citizens call for his release)
Radio Free Asia, December 17, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

中宣部號召文藝界做「紅色輕騎兵」 學者:仿效毛時代 料爛尾收場(China Publicity Department asks cultural groups to serve as “Red Light Cavalry”, scholars anticipate the plan is likely to fall apart)
Ming Pao, December 18, 2017

作品諷時政 京強撤思想藝術展 剩「半條被子」 藝術家:間接宣傳(Beijing art exhibition that criticize current affairs largely banned)
Ming Pao, December 17, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Fighting pollution: China shivers as shift from coal to gas plagued by shortages
Agence France-Presse, December 18, 2017


China has won battles against air pollution, but not the war
The Economist, December 14, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

Localist Edward Leung leaves Hong Kong Indigenous in light of upcoming trial
Hong Kong Free Press, December 18, 2017

泛民或提司法覆核 李慧琼:人大有釋法權利 (Pan-Dem consider to file judicial review against LegCo rule change, DAB’s Starry Lee said the NPCSC can re-interpret the Basic Law)
Mingpao, December 18, 2017


Hong Kong lawmaker promises more extreme action after legislature rule changes curb filibustering
South China Morning Post, December 17, 2017

Two Hong Kong students kicked out of graduation ceremony after not standing for national anthem
South China Morning Post, December 18, 2017

外傭團體遊行促正視移民工權益及濫收中介費問題 (Migrant groups demonstrated demanding fair treatment and stop overcharging from agencies)
Radio Television Hong Kong, December 17, 2017

Commentary (评论)

As Christmas decorations highlight inequality, what are Hong Kong’s officials doing about the poor?
Hong Kong Free Press, December 18, 2017

「一國一制」真的好 (“One Country One System is good”)
Ming Pao, December 18, 2017

Can Environmental Lawsuits in China Succeed?
China File, December 14, 2017

How China’s “sharp power” is muting criticism abroad
The Economist, December 14, 2017

Inside China's vast new experiment in social ranking
Wired, December 14, 2017