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 23, 2018

Xinjiang (新疆)

As China legalizes Xinjiang “re-education camps,” Weibo netizens cheer on
Global Voices, October 23, 2018

Xinjiang authorities jail prominent Uyghur television host
Radio Free Asia, October 22, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

Small victory for lead poisoning victims in China: Government harassment, weak environmental laws hamper justice efforts
Human Rights Watch, October 22, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

Chinese experts “filtered” trade war advice to Beijing policymakers
South China Morning Post, October 22, 2018

New Chinese blockchain regulations raise censorship concerns
China Digital Times, October 22, 2018

China requires blockchain-based information service providers to register users using real names, censor postings and store user data
South China Morning Post, October 22, 2018

中国严控教师言论 学校育人还是管人? (China’s tight control over what teachers can say: Are schools educating or regulating people?)
Radio Free Asia, October 22, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

無法迴避的浪潮 中國#MeToo調查全記錄 (The tide we must face: A full record of China’s #MeToo investigations)
The Initium, October 23, 2018

声援工人维权 北大学生岳昕失踪 (Peking University student missing after arrest for supporting Jaisic protests)
Radio Free Asia, October 22, 2018

China’s #MeToo claim costs university professor his job
South China Morning Post, October 22, 2018

Trade union congress opens amid widespread labor unrest in China
China Labour Bulletin, October 22, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

Swiss bank discourages China travel after banker is kept in Beijing
The New York Times, October 22, 2018

Citigroup asks private bankers to rethink China travel
Bloomberg, October 23, 2018

国资入主民资后,公司治理发生怎样变化?(After injection of state capital, what changes have occurred in corporate governance in private companies?)
Financial Times, October 23, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Supermicro tells customers it is looking for Chinese spy chips on motherboards “despite lack of proof”
Reuters, October 23, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

涉搶女 EO 電話案 許智峯提堂否認襲擊等三控罪 (Legislator Ted Hui appears in court for “phone-snatching” case, denies all 3 charges)
The Stand News, October 23, 2018

习近平南下出席港珠澳大桥开通仪式:大湾区发展下香港面对的危与机 (Xi Jinping attends Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge opening ceremony: The dangers and opportunities Hong Kong faces in Greater Bay Area development)
BBC News, October 23, 2018

Hong Kong playwright Yan Pat-to denied entry to Macau on grounds of jeopardizing public security
South China Morning Post, October 23, 2018

In Pictures: Mui Wo residents take to the beach in protest of Lantau reclamation plan
Hong Kong Free Press, October 22, 2018

Stop Lantau reclamation, say dolphin activists, after mega-bridge marine park deemed “useless”
Hong Kong Free Press, October 23, 2018

Calls to “end one-party rule” could lead to future election bans, says pro-Beijing politician Rita Fan
Hong Kong Free Press, October 23, 2018

Hong Kong-based international firms hit back at Law Society’s plans to close loophole allowing foreign lawyers to practise
South China Morning Post, October 23, 2018

港智能身份证恐沦为监控工具 (New HKID card might become tool for surveillance)
Radio Free Asia, October 22, 2018

【九西補選】李卓人、劉小麗到簡介會質問選舉主任 遭保安暴力抬走 (Lee Cheuk-yan and ousted legislator Lau Siu-lai removed from candidates’ briefing session for challenging disqualification), October 22, 2018

Hong Kong Legco by-election candidate Lee Cheuk-yan ejected from poll briefing over anti-disqualification protest
South China Morning Post, October 22, 2018

Commentary (评论)

To Beijing: Don’t hold Hong Kong too tight if you want “one country, two systems” to succeed
Hong Kong Free Press, October 23, 2018

什么样的慈善组织最能吸引企业捐赠? (What kind of charities are best at attracting corporate funding in China?)
CNPolitics, October 23, 2018

中國「男子漢訓練營」背後:變遷中的性別審美,與國家的中性焦慮 (Behind China’s “masculinity training camps”: Shifting gender aesthetics and state anxiety over "neuterizing")
The Initium, October 22, 2018

#MeToo movement in China: Powerful yet fragile
Al Jazeera, October 22, 2018

Any changes to rules for Hong Kong lawyers must be in the public interest
South China Morning Post, October 22, 2018