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 30, 2018

Xinjiang (新疆)

China’s anti-terrorism tactics should not be seen as targeting Uyghurs, says “Eastern Nato”
South China Morning Post, October 29, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

NPCSC amends Criminal Procedure Law, overhauls judicial system organic laws, loosens stock buyback restrictions & designates SPC as national IP appeals court
NPC Observer, October 28, 2018

China's new surveillance program aims to cut crime. Some fear it’ll do much more
L.A. Times, October 27, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

Cornell-Renmin exchanges suspended after student protest crackdown
China Digital Times, October 29, 2018

China’s king of Internet fluff wants to conquer the world
The New York Times, October 29, 2018

迎接“什么都不信”的时代 (Embracing the age of "believe nothing")
Financial Times, October 29, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

“Ban women drivers”: China’s sexism surfaces after bus plunges into river
South China Morning Post, October 30, 2018

As China rattles its sword, Taiwanese push a separate identity

The New York Times, October 29, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中国多地全面取缔家庭教会 (Across China, family churches banned, crosses demolished, state flags raised)
Radio Free Asia, October 29, 2018

Abe voices concern over China’s human rights situation
The Mainichi, October 26, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

China rolls out facial recognition scans on Guangzhou subway
Radio Free Asia, October 29, 2018

No WeChat, no access: How China’s digital revolution is leaving behind its elderly population
What’s on Weibo, October 29, 2018

China has been “hijacking the vital internet backbone of western countries”
Zero Day, October 26, 2018

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

澳智库报告:中国借西方大学之力攫取军工科技优势 (Australian think tank: China is exploiting Western universities to boost military tech)
Voice of America, October 29, 2018

Picking flowers, making honey - The Chinese military’s collaboration with foreign universities.
Australian Strategic Policy Institute, October 30, 2018

Foreign universities are unwittingly collaborating with Chinese military scientists
Quartz, October 30, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Peaceful advocacy of Hong Kong independence is “ordinary political activity,” says banned party in appeal
Hong Kong Free Press, October 29, 2018

Security chief slammed for party ban
The Standard, October 30, 2018

【禁民族黨運作】陳浩天公開致林鄭上訴理據 重申民族黨不主張暴力 批保安局斷章取義 (HKNP’s Andy Chan makes public his grounds of appeal to Carrie Lam, emphasizes no-violence stance and criticizes Security Bureau for quoting out of context)
The Stand News, October 29, 2018

的士司機遭警箍頸致死 民權觀察促落實陪審團建議「警車裝閉路」(Taxi driver dies from police chokhold, rights group urges cameras in police cars), October 29, 2018

【佔旺藐視法庭案】73歲劉鐵民囚4個月 其餘14人緩刑1年至年半 (73-year-old homeless man jailed for 4 months in Mongkok Umbrella Movement contempt of court case, others under suspended sentences)
Citizen News, October 26, 2018

Commentary (评论)

《沒有安全感的強國》:把新疆抓得越緊,維吾爾的中國認同只會更低 (“Insecure China”: Tighter hold on Xinjiang will only lower Uyghurs’ acceptance of China)
The News Lens, October 28, 2018

中国的大跃退 (China’s great leap backward)
Foreign Policy, October 28, 2018

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