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, September 26, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Young Uyghur woman dies in detention in Xinjiang political “re-education camp”
Radio Free Asia, September 25, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/death-09252018174834.html

Xinjiang authorities detain almost every family member of late Uyghur Muslim scholar
Radio Free Asia, September 25, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/scholar-09252018145144.html

Access to Information (信息公开)

New Party rules to govern members’ online behavior
SupChina, September 25, 2018
https://supchina.com/2018/09/25/new-party-rules-to-govern-members-online-behavior/

Related:
Translation: China’s new top Internet official lays out agenda for Party control online
DigiChina, September 24, 2018
https://www.newamerica.org/cybersecurity-initiative/digichina/blog/translation-chinas-new-top-internet-official-lays-out-agenda-for-party-control-online/

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

“China's big mistake”: Pakistanis lobby to free wives trapped in Xinjiang
Reuters, September 25, 2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-xinjiang-pakistan/chinas-big-mistake-pakistanis-lobby-to-free-wives-trapped-in-xinjiang-idUSKCN1M51R7

中秋专访:被囚维权人士家属倍思亲 (Mid-autumn interview: Families of persecuted rights defenders remember their loved ones)
Radio Free Asia, September 24, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/gf1-09242018094105.html

Government Accountability (政府问责)

台湾寺庙被占 改作中共教育基地 (Buddhist temple in Taiwan turned into Chinese Communist education center)
Radio Free Asia, September 24, 2018
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/hx-09242018094353.html

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

“Do not fear AI,” Hong Kong scientists say as they champion local branch of Beijing’s Institute of Automation
South China Morning Post, September 26, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education/article/2164550/do-not-fear-ai-hong-kong-scientists-say-they-champion-local

China splits the Internet while the U.S. dithers
TechCrunch, September 24, 2018
https://techcrunch.com/2018/09/24/china-splits-the-internet-while-the-u-s-dithers/

Google suppresses memo revealing plans to closely track search users in China
The Intercept, September 22, 2018
https://theintercept.com/2018/09/21/google-suppresses-memo-revealing-plans-to-closely-track-search-users-in-china/

National Security & Counterterrorism (国家安全和反恐)

Chinese national arrested for “spying on U.S. engineers”
BBC News, September 26, 2018
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-45647560

U.S. intel chief warns China perfecting “surveillance state”
Voice of America, September 25, 2018
https://www.voanews.com/a/us-intel-chief-warns-china-is-perfecting-surveillance-state-/4587133.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Beijing renews call for Hong Kong to pass national security law after pro-independence party ban
South China Morning Post, September 26, 2018
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2165731/beijing-renews-call-hong-kong-pass-national-security-law

Hong Kong bans pro-independence party
China Digital Times, September 25, 2018
https://chinadigitaltimes.net/2018/09/hong-kong-bans-pro-independence-party-for-national-security/

Related:
China defends ban on Hong Kong pro-independence party, hits back at criticism
Hong Kong Free Press, September 26, 2018
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/09/26/china-defends-ban-hong-kong-pro-independence-party-hits-back-criticism/

民族黨被禁同日 「香港共產黨」稱函保安局長知會成立 「不排除武力起義」(“Hong Kong Communist Party” established the same day as pro-independence party ban, advocating “Xi and Mao communism” in Hong Kong)
Ming Pao, September 25, 2018
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20180925/s00001/1537832374974

Commentary (评论)

Lü Pin: “MeToo”: From butterflies to hurricanes
Chinese Feminist Collective, September 24, 2018
https://chinadigitaltimes.net/2018/09/lu-pin-metoo-from-butterflies-to-hurricanes/

Turning a blind eye: Why are Muslim governments around the world keeping silent about China’s human rights violations against the Uyghurs?
Hoover Institute, September 25, 2018
https://www.hoover.org/research/turning-blind-eye-why-are-muslim-governments-around-world-keeping-silent-about-chinas-human

走进孔子学院:美方院长谈发展与争议 (On the development and controversy of Confucius Institutes: A talk with an American headmaster)
Voice of America, September 25, 2018
https://www.voachinese.com/a/studies-in-usa-china-confucius-institute-fate/4580014.html

China fills a Trump-sized vacuum at the UN
Politico, September 24, 2018
https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/09/24/china-trump-united-nations-220529

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