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 17, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

中国网红主播因“侮辱国歌”被行拘(Chinese Internet star detained for “disrespectful” version of national anthem)
The New York Times, October 17, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Taiwan to hold independence rally in challenge to Beijing
South China Morning Post, October 17, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

长生生物因问题疫苗被罚91亿元人民币 (Changsheng company fined 9.1 billion yuan for problem vaccines)
Financial Times, October 17, 2018

Chinese Communist Party newspaper People’s Daily counters “pessimistic” views on trade war impact
South China Morning Post, October 17, 2018

China expels two top former generals from Communist Party for corruption
Reuters, October 16, 2018

China defends “anti-extremism” measures in Xinjiang as scrutiny mounts
Reuters, October 16, 2018

The “students” of Xinjiang: Beijing on the defensive
SupChina, October 16, 2018

China: Mass internment camps are places of punishment, not “vocational training”
Amnesty International, October 16, 2018

The history and leaders behind Xinjiang policy
Amnesty International, October 15, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Chinese search firm Baidu joins global AI ethics body
The Guardian, October 17, 2018

谷歌执行长承认正在研发中国审查版搜索引擎 (Google CEO acknowledges that its company is developing Chinese censored version of the search engine)
Radio France Internationale, October 17, 2018

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

中国外交官会见海外维吾尔人 为新疆政策辩护 (Chinese diplomat meets with overseas Uyghurs to defend Xinjiang policy)
Voice of America, October 17, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Group hits out at deletion of Chinese propaganda czar's comments on Hong Kong
Radio Free Asia, October 17, 2018

China propaganda chief warns Hong Kong media over “interference”: Report
Channel NewsAsia, October 1y, 2018

中宣部见港媒高层:港媒集体删改报道引发自我审查的忧虑 (Deleted/withdrawn quotes from head of the Central Propaganda Department raise concerns about self-censorship of HK media)
BBC News, October 17, 2018

大公报假新闻罕有遭到英总领事馆致函反驳 (Ta Kung Pao newspaper is accused of publishing factually inaccurate and misleading story by British Consulate General)
Radio France Internationale, October 17, 2018

香港民主派中联办抗议 要求释放王全璋、黄琦(Hong Kong democrats protest outside Liaison Office to demand release of Wang Quanzhang and Huang Qi)
Radio France Internationale, October 16, 2018

People’s Daily (Overseas) on Mallet case
China Media Project, October 16, 2018

Video: Lantau reclamation plan “no conspiracy,” says Chief Exec. Carrie Lam following mass protest
Hong Kong Free Press, October 16, 2018

Judge refuses to allow Hong Kong Occupy activist Joshua Wong to file appeal over financial damages defeat against police in handcuffs case
South China Morning Post, October 16, 2018

Commentary (评论)

China accused of mass cyber spying – but working out the truth is just the start of the problem
The Conversation, October 17, 2018

China’s new diplomacy in Europe has a name: broken porcelain
The Guardian, October 17, 2018

Religion Is “Spiritual Anesthesia”: The Ideology Behind China’s Uyghur Crackdown
The Diplomat, October 17, 2018

官媒倡导“伟大斗争” “和谐社会”已成历史? (Official media call it “great struggle”— has “harmonious society” already become history?)
Radio Free Asia, October 17, 2018

China disappearances show Beijing sets its own rules
BBC News, October 17, 2018