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, August 21, 2019

Xinjiang (新疆)

Families of missing Uighurs use Tiktok video app to publicise China detention
The Guardian, August 20, 2019

Uighurs can’t escape Chinese repression, even in Europe
The Atlantic, August 20, 2019

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Background: Cheng Yuan (程渊), Liu Dazhi (刘大志), Wuge Jianxiong (吴葛健雄)
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, August 20, 2019

Access to Information (信息公开)

US conservative media outlet’s ties to Chinese spiritual movement put in spotlight
Telegraph UK, August 20, 2019

China’s soft-power failure: Condemning Hong Kong’s protests
The New York Times, August 20, 2019

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Taiwan leader lauds Cathay CEO for listing self instead of giving names to CCP
Taiwan News, August 19, 2019

Government Accountability (政府问责)

握紧中国“民间大使”的接力棒(侨界关注)(Gaining attention of overseas community: Chinese civil ambassadors in Africa)
People’s Daily, August 21, 2019

China’s belt and road cargo to Europe under scrutiny as operator admits to moving empty containers
South China Morning Post, August 20, 2019

蔡英文:香港例子证明民主与独裁势不两立 台湾坚拒恐吓 (Tsai Ing-wen: Hong Kong’s example proves that dictatorship and democracy cannot coexist; Taiwan resists China’s intimidation)
Radio France Internationale, August 20, 2019

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Protest and authoritarianism in the Internet age
Christian Science Monitor, August 20, 2019

Instagram censors Melbourne artist's anti-Beijing post but ignores trolls
The Guardian, August 20, 2019

Hong Kong (香港)

The trouble with trying to turn Hong Kong’s young people into “patriotic youth”
South China Morning Post, August 21, 2019

Journalist fights for life after Lennon wall stabbing
The Standard, August 21, 2019

Related:
26-year-old woman in critical condition after knife attack at Hong Kong “Lennon Wall”
Hong Kong Free Press, August 20, 2019

“Worried sick”: Family urges China to release detained employee at UK consulate in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Free Press, August 21, 2019

Related:
Employee at UK’s consulate in Hong Kong detained in China
The Guardian, August 20, 2019

Hong Kong leader promises “open, direct” dialogue, offers no concessions to protesters’ demands
Hong Kong Free Press, August 20, 2019

Related:
Hong Kong’s moment of calm is in danger of being squandered
Quartz, August 20, 2019

Commission of inquiry is possible but let’s not look into individual police officers’ conduct: IPCC chief Anthony Neoh
South China Morning Post, August 20, 2019

內地女子偷拍記者 拒出示記者證 警員護送下離開 (Mainland woman at press conference who covertly took photos of journalists refused to present reporter badge, escorted away by police)
Inmediahk.net, August 20, 2019

The rule of law: Hong Kong vs China. How far apart are the two systems in how they apply the rule of law?
South China Morning Post, August 20, 2019

“We die together”: Hong Kong protests are being driven by a fearless young generation
The Conversation, August 20, 2019

Three Hong Kong policemen arrested over assault on elderly man held for drunken behaviour
South China Morning Post, August 20, 2019

Commentary (评论)

As Cathay feels the heat of political risk in China, it’s time to remember lessons of the Mao era
South China Morning Post, August 21, 2019

Hong Kongers can’t always tell cops from comrades
Foreign Policy, August 20, 2019

For Hong Kong protesters, the choice is clear: Be violent and fail, or use peaceful pressure and succeed
South China Morning Post, August 21, 2019

當局應公正調查酷刑案件 重整警隊紀律 杜絕酷刑歪風 (Authorities should investigate torture case of elderly man in hospital elevator, reorganize police discipline commission to ensure independent investigation)
Inmediahk.net, August 20, 2019

不要再把香港与天安门相提并论了
To understand Hong Kong, don’t think about Tiananmen
The New York Times, August 20, 2019