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, September 14, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

48 ways to get sent to a Chinese concentration camp
Foreign Policy, September 13, 2018

Uyghur children separated from parents, held in “little angels schools” in Xinjiang
Radio Free Asia, September 13, 2018

What happened to Fan Bingbing, China’s most famous actress?
The New York Times, September 13, 2018

Organized campaign against the Church of Almighty God in Shandong
Bitter Winter, September 13, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

Mandatory educational TV show gets low marks
China Film Insider, September 13, 2018

In Xi we trust: How propaganda might be working in the New Era
Macro Polo, September 12, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

“The church is a political tool”: Prominent Chinese pastor defiant after church closure
Hong Kong Free Press, September 14, 2018

Dua Lipa “proud” of fans ejected from concert for waving LGBT flags
The Guardian, September 13, 2018

Video: Dua Lipa fans forcibly removed from concert in Shanghai
The Guardian, September 13, 2018

“My soul, where are you?”: Families of Muslims missing in China meet wall of silence
The Guardian, September 13, 2018

Dalai Lama to meet with Buddhist victims of sex abuse
Radio Free Asia, September 13, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Historic agreement between China and Vatican imminent, Taiwan foreign ministry says
Hong Kong Free Press, September 13, 2018

Chinese official: China educating, not mistreating Muslims
Voice of America, September 13, 2018

新疆再教育营遭谴责 中方称做职业训练 (China refutes condemnation of Xinjiang re-education camps, says they are for “vocational training”)
Deutsche Welle, September 14, 2018新疆再教育营遭谴责-中方称做职业训练/a-45482863?maca=chi-rss-chi-ca-1044-rdf&zhongwen=simp

China, academics tout Beijing’s human rights record at UN
Washington Post, September 13, 2018

U.S. “looking at situation” on China's Muslim crackdown: Official
Reuters, September 13, 2018

广东省环保厅原厅长李清受贿两千余万,终审被判十五年 (Guangdong former environmental protection department chief sentenced to 15 years for graft)
The Paper, September 14, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Senior Google scientist resigns over “forfeiture of our values” in China
The Intercept, September 14, 2018

“Why are Taiwan and Hong Kong separate from China?”: Chinese raise ruckus over Apple’s iPhone presentation
South China Morning Post, September 13, 2018

Apple finally gets how to play the China market
Bloomberg, September 13, 2018

Apple’s China app store loophole
The Information, September 13, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong foreign press club’s lease was authorized by former chief executive CY Leung in 2015
Hong Kong Free Press, September 13, 2018

A political party in Hong Kong may soon make history by being banned
The Economist, September 13, 2018

【取締民族黨】期限今屆滿 陳浩天:暫未提交申述 (Hong Kong National Party has yet to make submission, deadline is today)
The Stand News, September 14, 2018取締民族黨-期限今屆滿-陳浩天-暫未提交申述/

申請法援被拒 陳浩天放棄選舉呈請上訴 (Application for legal aid refused, HKNP Chan Ho Tin foregoes appeal on election petition)
The Stand News, September 13, 2018申請法援被拒-陳浩天放棄選舉呈請上訴/

China’s top official on Hong Kong says his office must act as “guardian” of “one country, two systems” policy
Hong Kong Free Press, September 14, 2018

【朱經緯上訴失敗】高院法官:朱無真誠悔意 立下非常壞例子 (Police officer who assaulted civilians in Umbrella Movement loses appeal and returns to prison, judge criticizes him as “extremely bad example”)
The Stand News, September 14, 2018朱經緯上訴失敗-高院法官-朱無真誠悔意-立下非常壞例子

Commentary (评论)

The Guardian view on Xinjiang: China’s secret camps are at last in the spotlight
The Guardian, September 13, 2018

Even with U.S. help, Taiwan is fighting a losing battle against China to keep its friends and influence
South China Morning Post, September 13, 2018

Is this China’s lost decade? The economy is slowing, and now’s the time to focus on quality of life
South China Morning Post, September 13, 2018

The Middle East doesn’t take China seriously
Foreign Policy, September 13, 2018

Commentary: Belt and Road Initiative, China’s biggest brand that is too big to fail
Channel NewsAsia, September 14, 2018

中国的年轻人与年轻的中国:一个美国90后的观察 (China’s youth and young China: An observation from a post-1990 American)
Financial Times, September 14, 2018