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, August 10, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Star scholar disappears as crackdown engulfs western China
The New York Times, August 10, 2018

Tens of thousands of Xinjiang’s Kuchar county residents held in political "re-education camps"
Radio Free Asia, August 9, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

How Xi Jinping is shaping China’s universities
The Diplomat, August 10, 2018

重庆官员因“购买私存反动杂志”落马 (Chongqing city official dismissed, expelled from party for possessing reactionary magazines)
Voice of America, August 10, 2018

Japanese porn star Sora Aoi wears Young Pioneers’ red scarf at charity event sparking anger in China
South China Morning Post, August 10, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Thousands of Muslims protest demolition of Chinese mosque in rare moment of defiance
Associated Press, August 10, 2018

Chinese Maoists join students in fight for workers’ rights at Jasic Technology
South China Morning Post, August 10, 2018

Police swoop on activists as China's leaders gather at Beidaihe resort
Radio Free Asia, August 10, 2018

Police in China's Guangdong shut down factory of Liu Xiaobo supporter
Radio Free Asia, August 10, 2018

As #MeToo grows, a Chinese tech giant is accused of being an “imperial harem”
Quartz, August 10, 2018

Signs show “core leader” Xi facing rare domestic reproach
China Digital Times, August 9, 2018

中国性侵受害者不再隐忍 不惧封锁网上集结 (Victims of sexual assault in China rally online despite censorship)
Radio Free Asia, August 9, 2018

四川籍民主维权人士卫小兵(孤家寡哥)衣服工厂遭广东惠州当局查封 (Textile factory owned by Sichuan rights defender sealed by local government)
China Human Rights Defenders, August 9, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China Uighurs: One million held in political camps, UN told
BBC, August 10, 2018

A parallel NGO report by World Uyghur Congress
World Uyghur Congress, July 2018

Chinese corruption inquiry finds US$39 million in cash at homes of ex-boss of Huarong Asset Management
South China Morning Post, August 10, 2018

China says Pacific aid has no political strings
Channel NewsAsia, August 10, 2018

信访举报增幅明显 正风反腐不可松劲 (Number of letters and calls relating to corruption rises significantly as anti-corruption campaign continues)
People's Daily, August 10, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Tech “wolf” Huawei on the prowl
The Standard, August 10, 2018

Familiar feeling: A malware campaign targeting the Tibetan diaspora resurfaces
Citizen Lab, August 8, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong denies entry to Japanese city councilor months after Beijing attacked him for supporting democrat
Hong Kong Free Press, August 10, 2018

聲明:嚴厲譴責港府拒絕和田健一郎入境 (Statement by Demosistō regarding Mr. Kenichiro Wada's refused entry into Hong Kong), August 10, 2018

Journalists Assoc. expresses “extreme regret” over RTHK’s ban on live-streaming pro-independence activist’s talk
Hong Kong Free Press, August 10, 2018

HKJA expresses concern over attempt by China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to put pressure on FCC

申禁制令暫緩聆訊前執行一地兩檢 梁頌恆:今天是控制損失的最後機會 (Judicial review applicants ask for interim injunction to suspend co-location agreement as rail-link scheduled to open next month)
Ming Pao, August 10, 2018

More than 100 complaints but no compensation from MTR Corp for residents affected by sinking building site
South China Morning Post, August 10, 2018

深水埗居民填表入會換米 事後疑「被登記」做選民 (Sham Shui Po residents suspect personal information used by pro-Beijing union for registration as voters without permission)
Ming Pao, August 9, 2018

Commentary (评论)

A call for a UN investigation, and U.S. Sanctions, on the human rights disaster unfolding in Xinjiang
China Change, August 10, 2018

Domestic criticism may signal shrunken Belt and Road ambitions
Jamestown Foundation, August 10, 2018

For now, there’s no shame in Hong Kong being a "city of public housing "
South China Morning Post, August 10, 2018