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.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China admits to Xinjiang “training and boarding” centers in first detailed description of camps
South China Morning Post, October 16, 2018

“Safe and stable”: China defends mass internment of up to a million Muslims amid global outcry
Agence France-Presse, October 16, 2018

新疆维吾尔自治区主席雪克来提·扎克尔就新疆反恐维稳情况及开展职业技能教育培训工作答记者问 (Xinjiang chairman Shohrat Zakir briefs press on anti-terrorism efforts and vocational training camps)
Xinhua News Agency, October 16, 2018

全国律师行业党组织书记培训班在京开班 (All China Lawyers Association launches training in Beijing to strengthen Party-building work in legal profession)
Legal Daily, October 15, 2018

高墙内的劳工:中国供应链上隐藏的秘密 (China’s supply chain secret: Prison labor)
Financial Times, October 15, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

天津大学“本科生思想政治班主任”正式上岗:拨开成长的迷雾 (Tianjin University installs “teachers in charge of political ideology” for undergraduates)
The Paper, October 16, 2018

北京市网信办依法约谈360doc个人图书馆 (Beijing online personal library platform temporarily suspended for allowing storage of “illegal” information)
People’s Daily, October 16, 2018

Prominent Uyghur publisher arrested, under investigation
Radio Free Asia, October 15, 2018

The disciplinary failure of dignity
China Media Project, October 15, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

传黄琦狱中病重 老母盼国际社会援救 (Video: Huang Qi’s mother appeals for help from international community)
Voice of America, October 16, 2018

Translation: How I made it to Renmin University’s student blacklist
China Digital Times, October 15, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Facial recognition checks to enter a church
Bitter Winter, October 15, 2018

Liaoning intensifies crackdown on religions
Bitter Winter, October 15, 2018

Caution, cancellations, protests as concerns grow on China's Belt and Road
Voice of America, October 15, 2018

Kenyans say Chinese investment brings racism and discrimination
The New York Times, October 15, 2018

Malaysia released Uyghurs because they “did nothing wrong,” PM Mahathir Mohamad says, in move likely to strain relations with China
Reuters, October 15, 2018

Taiwan lodges protest with the United Nations for denying entry to Taiwanese reporter
Hong Kong Free Press, October 15, 2018

Former Huarong chairman facing corruption prosecution after being expelled from CPC
Reuters, October 15, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Google’s CEO says tests of censored Chinese search engine turned out great
Wired, October 15, 2018

“Made in China 2025”: How 5G could put China in charge of the wireless backbone and ahead of the pack
South China Morning Post, October 15, 2018

5G offers world’s biggest mobile market a gateway to the industrial internet
South China Morning Post, October 15, 2018

Researchers call for more humanity in artificial intelligence
Wired, October 15, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

【涉搶手機】許智峯被警方起訴3罪 仍堅持追究政府「狗仔隊」(Legislator Ted Hui faces criminal charges over controversial “phone-snatching” incident that revealed surveillance on LegCo members, will insist on complaint against illegal interferrence by government)
Ming Pao, October 16, 2018

JUST IN: Democrat Ted Hui charged with 3 offences after allegedly snatching gov’t officer’s phone at legislature
Hong Kong Free Press, October 16, 2018

Hong Kong's government tightens grip, moves closer to China
Reuters, October 15, 2018

“Stop Political Screening”: Hongkongers in Britain protest against election ban of democrat Lau Siu-lai
Hong Kong Free Press, October 15, 2018

Hong Kong bureaucrats should not decide whether candidates can run in election – that’s a job for lawyers, says Bar Association chairman Philip Dykes
South China Morning Post, October 15, 2018

In pictures: Chinese army clean-up in Hong Kong violated garrison law, democrats say
Hong Kong Free Press, October 15, 2018

Consulate hits back after Hong Kong lawmakers compare journalist’s expulsion to UK visa denials
Hong Kong Free Press, October 15, 2018

Journalist’s visa refusal made Hong Kong “look silly,” and leader Carrie Lam wrong to say not explaining decision was accepted practice, says city’s top lawyer
South China Morning Post, October 16, 2018

Commentary (评论)

China’s cultural genocide and the conscience of nations: As China does its worst, the world must uphold the best
The Diplomat, October 16, 2018

Children caught in Xinjiang crackdown: Reunite families; End mass arbitrary detention
Human Rights Watch, October 15, 2018

China’s great leap backward
Foreign Policy, October 15, 2018