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, October 05, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

甘肃玛曲藏人政治犯雪努班丹去世 (Gansu political prisoner dies, Central Tibetan Administration accuses China of torture and CERD violations)
Radio Free Asia, October 4, 2018

Nine members of a family imprisoned by Xinjiang authorities
China Aid, October 4, 2018

新疆“再教育营”摇身变成工厂 (Re-education camps in Xinjiang transformed into quasi-factories)
Radio Free Asia, October 4, 2018

Interview: “We give them a warning before ordering them to stand as punishment”
Radio Free Asia, October 4, 2018

China political refugees face forcible repatriation from Thailand, Taiwan
Radio Free Asia, October 4, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

Weibo’s most influential users can now silence their critics
Sixth Tone, September 27, 2018

China shutters WeChat account listing historical grievances against Moscow
Radio Free Asia, October 4, 2018

How the Chinese Government works to censor debate in Western democracies
NPR, October 3, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

高智晟律师遭强迫失踪1年多生死不明 众维权人士再次发起联署:强烈要求中共执政当局无罪释放高智晟律师 (Over 100 human rights defenders sign open letter calling for release of disappeared rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng)
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, October 3, 2018

Why protests are so common in China
The Economist, October 4, 2018

China's netizens push back on “Xi Thought”
Voice of America, October 4, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Key U.S. allies are sending people to China's secret Muslim internment camps
Huffington Post, October 5, 2018

Cui Tiankai denies existence of camps in Xinjiang
SupChina, October 4, 2018

Transcript: NPR's interview with China's ambassador to the U.S.
NPR, October 3, 2018

Pence’s speech on China
SupChina, October 4, 2018

Vice President Mike Pence's remarks on the administration's policy towards China
Hudson Institute, October 4, 2018

China dismisses U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence’s “extremely ridiculous” claim it is trying to meddle in US elections
South China Morning Post, October 5, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

The big hack: How China used a tiny chip to infiltrate U.S. companies
Bloomberg, October 4, 2018

Did China successfully hack hardware at the CIA, Apple, Amazon, and nearly 30 major American companies?
SupChina, October 4, 2018

Apple, Amazon deny Bloomberg report on Chinese hardware attack
Reuters, October 4, 2018

U.S. extends watch over ZTE violation
The Standard, October 5, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong refuses visa renewal for foreign press club vice-pres. who chaired independence talk
Hong Kong Free Press, October 5, 2018

“This is part of the plan”: New train blurs line between China and Hong Kong
The Guardian, October 4, 2018

PolyU students warn of open day protest as talks with university over “democracy wall” on campus in Hong Kong take unruly turn
South China Morning Post, October 4, 2018

China tightens grip on Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement
Deutsche Welle, October 4, 2018

Commentary (评论)

范冰冰「被失蹤」,揭露中國司法體系潛規則 (Movie star Fan Bingbing's disappearance raises questions about the Chinese justice system)
Time, October 5, 2018

China’s influence operations are pinpointing America’s weaknesses
Foreign Policy, October 4, 2018

The Uyghurs and the Han: 1 World, 2 Universes
The Diplomat, October 4, 2018

北京回族家庭三代:信仰是怎樣走向真空的?(Three generations of Hui people in Beijing: how their religion got pushed into vacuum)
The Initium, October 3, 2018

北京牛街:改造後,穆斯林聚居區已快變成小吃街 (How did a Muslim neighborhood in the heart of Beijing transform into a snack-street by urban renewal)
The Initium, October 4, 2018