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, October 03, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Xinjiang Authorities Secretly Transferring Uyghur Detainees to Jails Throughout China
Radio Free Asia, October 2, 2018

集中營再現?新疆停售火車票疑為大規模「秘密轉移」穆斯林 (Xinjiang suspends sale of train tickets for mass relocation of Muslims)
The News Lens, October 2, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

報道指《環時》總編國慶帖文嘆中國言論自由不足 疑已被刪 (Global Times chief editor’s Weibo post reportedly deleted for mentioning lack of freedom of speech in China)
Ming Pao, October 3, 2018

China mounts publicity campaign to counter criticism on Xinjiang
Reuters, October 2, 2018

Chinese journalist's arrest shows state media fight for ruling party
Radio Free Asia, October 2, 2018

In China, a quiz show is an ode to Xi Jinping
The New York Times, October 2, 2018

Two foreigners under investigation for racial slurs in private WeChat group
SupChina, October 2, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Xianzi & classmate Maishao: #MeToo makes us believe gentleness can change the world
China Digital Times, October 2, 2018

Xinjiang authorities shutter popular restaurant seen to promote Uyghur cultural identity
Radio Free Asia, October 2, 2018

Uighurs in exile fear for loved ones amid crackdown in China
Voice of America, October 1, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

China may face more U.S. export restrictions over Muslim crackdown
Reuters, October 3, 2018

【出口限制】美國考慮對中國實施科技出口限制 (U.S. considers export restrictions on surveillance tech used in Xinjiang)
Ming Pao, October 3, 2018

Taiwan accuses Beijing of wanting to make it “irrelevant” with Vatican deal
Reuters, October 3, 2018

Taiwan vice-president Chen Chien-jen will visit Vatican to “deepen ties”
Agence France-Presse, October 3, 2018

China curbs teachers’ overseas travel, recalls passports “nationwide”
Radio Free Asia, October 2, 2018

维吾尔难民被遣返后 迄今下落不明 (Uyghur refugee wrongly repatriated from Germany remains incommunicado)
Deutsche Welle, October 2, 2018维吾尔难民被遣返后-迄今下落不明/a-45715006?maca=chi-rss-chi-ca-1044-rdf

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Here are the Fortune 500 companies doing business in Xinjiang
ChinaFile, October 2, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Separatist slogans not permitted at Hong Kong gov’t headquarters protest site, says Chief Exec.
Hong Kong Free Press, October 2, 2018

Three main contenders emerge in Hong Kong’s November by-election as nomination period begins
Hong Kong Free Press, October 2, 2018

Security guards who stopped pro-independence protesters entering government forecourt were reasonable, says Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam
Hong Kong Free Press, October 2, 2018

Commentary (评论)

「聽黨話」的教育之風吹到香港(文:呂秉權)(Education that “obeys the Party” seeps into Hong Kong as national education strategies influence the city)
Ming Pao, October 3, 2018

Banning political parties? Hong Kong’s first big venture into authoritarianism charts a stunningly familiar path
Hong Kong Free Press, October 2, 2018

How Russia and China undermine democracy
Foreign Affairs, October 2, 2018