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, November 02, 2018

Xinjiang (新疆)

China expands Xinjiang network of detention camps, report says
Financial Times, November 1, 2018

For them, Afghanistan is safer than China
Foreign Policy, November 1, 2018

China’s frontier of fear
ABC Australia, November 1, 2018

China’s surveillance laboratory
Dissent Magazine, October 31, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

李明哲已达减刑门槛却被反复移监?台湾表达不满 (Jailed Taiwanese activist Lee Ming-che transferred to new prisons multiple times without notice to family)
Voice of America, November 1, 2018

CLB calls for the immediate release of all Jasic workers and supporters
China Labour Bulletin, November 1, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

Statement: Free Expression Week “Badiucao” art exhibition
Hong Kong Free Press, November 2, 2018

Apple censors sensitive names and phrases from gadget engraving offer on Hong Kong and China websites
Hong Kong Free Press, November 2, 2018

上海网信办重拳整治自媒体乱象,依法处理19个违规微信公号 (Shanghai CAC suspends and shuts down 19 Weixin public accounts over “illegal content”)
The Paper, November 1, 2018

As China tightens its grip on Hong Kong, Taiwan emerges as Asia’s hub for foreign media
The Splice Newsroom, November 1, 2018

【南京大屠殺】南京立法要求民眾默哀 禁否認大屠殺歷史 (New law makes moment of silence for Nanjing massacre mandatory, bans speech that “injures feelings” of the people, dignity of the state)
The Stand News, November 1, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

Outcry in China after police refuse to pursue father allegedly abusing child on train
The Guardian, November 1, 2018

Police statement on the molesting father story stirs up media backlash
SupChina, November 1, 2018

Chinese lawyers offer free legal advice to people living with HIV
Radio Free Asia, November 1, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

中央统战部副部长徐乐江:做好新形势下民营经济领域党建工作 (United Front Work Department to strengthen party work in private business sector)
The Paper, November 2, 2018

Chinese authorities require Tibetan monks and nuns to undergo political training, Human Rights Watch finds
Hong Kong Free Press, November 1, 2018

China’s public worries pointlessly about GM food
The Economist, November 1, 2018

India lodges “strong protest” against China and Pakistan's bus service passing through POK
The Wire, November 1, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

U.S. senators demand probe into China’s alleged hacking of tech giants’ supply chains
South China Morning Post, November 2, 2018

China is exporting its digital surveillance methods to African governments
Quartz, November 1, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Related: Hong Kong rule of law “very robust”: Japanese press quiz Chief Exec. Carrie Lam over expulsion of journalist
Hong Kong Free Press, November 1, 2018

毛孟靜要求保安局交代馬凱被逐議案 立法會否決 (Motion to question authorities on visa denial decision vetoed by pro-Beijing camp)
The Stand News, November 1, 2018

“Master meat cutter” murder suspect claims police officers beat him to force confession
South China Morning Post, November 1, 2018

Commentary (评论)

【專訪 Pussy Riot ‧ 上】挑戰普京威權 成員遭毒害 「縱然恐懼,我們仍要為俄羅斯奮鬥」(Interview with Pussy Riot (1) in HK: “Even though we are scared, we will still fight for Russia”)
The Stand News, November 1, 2018

Interview: “I did not believe I would leave prison in China alive”
Radio Free Asia, November 1, 2018

It could be goodbye to the banks if WeChat takes over the world
The Sydney Morning Herald, November 1, 2018

What significance does China’s updated court law have?
Supreme People’s Court Monitor, November 1, 2018

The common goal of Donald Trump and Xi Jinping: “Drain The Swamp”
The Diplomat, November 1, 2018