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.

Monday, November 05, 2018

UPR of China(联合国对中国的普遍定期审议)

“A campaign of systematic repression”: China faces grilling over internment camps at UN review
Agence France-Presse, November 4, 2018

Activists urge deep scrutiny of China at U.N. rights gathering this week
Reuters, November 4, 2018

China's human rights record to be examined in UN review
The Guardian, November 5, 2018

UPR China: Will Governments Stand Firm on Accountability and Universal Standards?
Human Rights in China, November 1, 2018

UN Human Rights Council must demand answers from China over Xinjiang mass internment camps
Amnesty International, November 2, 2018

China is committing ethnic cleansing in Xinjiang – it's time for the world to stand up
The Guardian, November 3, 2018

Xinjiang (新疆)

How China is trying to decimate Uyghur minds
Hong Kong Free Press, November 5, 2018

Mass detention of Muslims impacts agriculture in Xinjiang
Bitter Winter, November 3, 2018

“Ruined dreams”: The people locked up in China's desert “re-education” centres
The Age, November 2, 2018

Access to Justice (司法公正)

China: Immediately and unconditionally release Huang Qi & ensure access to prompt medical care for all detained human rights defenders
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, November 5, 2018

Why Interpol must keep up the pressure in the case of its missing ex-president Meng Hongwei
South China Morning Post, November 3, 2018

Academic freedom watchdog demands China unconditionally release prominent Uyghur scholar
Radio Free Asia, November 2, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

中国网友因网上转发评论遭当局逮捕或判刑 (Chinese netizens jailed for reblogging criticisms on government and Xi Jinping)
Voice of America, November 3, 2018

深圳网友因订制郭文贵名言文化衫遭判刑一年半 (Shenzhen netizen jailed for 1.5 years for making tshirt bearing sensitive slogan)
Voice of America, November 3, 2018

Exiled Chinese writer says Hong Kong publishers “too afraid to bring out” Chinese version of his new novel”
Hong Kong Free Press, November 2, 2018

中国学者盛洪被禁赴美参加改革开放40年研讨会 (Liberal Chinese scholar banned from attending Harvard conference on China’s reform history on grounds of “threatening national security”)
Voice of America, November 5, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

China student speaks of harassment over protests
Financial Times, November 4, 2018

“Community spaces are the future”: political artist Sampson Wong finds inspiration and solace in “deteriorating” Hong Kong
Hong Kong Free Press, November 3, 2018

Chinese students assaulted at pro-Marxist society protest
Reuters, November 2, 2018

南大学生学马列被禁 遭暴力清场 (Nanjing University bans Marxist society, student protest attacked by unidentified officials and scattered by police)
Radio Free Asia, November 2, 2018

异议父子遭打压:史竟出境被阻 (Son of activist detained for attempting to go to Taiwan to observe election)
Radio Free Asia, November 2, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

国际环保组织称中国生产违禁化学品 (International environmental organizations reveal China continues to produce chemical products banned by global warming treaties)
Voice of America, November 4, 2018

Chinese police chief kills himself after two former colleagues come under corruption cloud
South China Morning Post, November 2, 2018

China hosts UN Security Council visit to show support for peacekeeping
South China Morning Post, November 2, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

徐子軒:AI預測犯罪,誰會成為人工智能的眼中釘?(Who will be targeted if we use AI for predictive policing?)
The Initium, November 2, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Badiucao – the interview: “I think we are witnessing the dying of Hong Kong”
Hong Kong Free Press, November 4, 2018

「人人都可成 Pussy Riot」 無懼巴丟草展叫停 開幕講座移師深水埗 (“Everyone can be Pussy Riot”: opening talk of dissenter-artist Badiucao exhibition goes on despite forced cancellation)
The Stand News, November 4, 2018

巴丟草展覽被打壓 Pussy Riot 快閃中環抗議 (After threats from Chinese authorities shut down dissenter-artist exhibition, Pussy Riot organizes “flash-mob” in solidarity
The Stand News, November 4, 2018

Uber says it has changed its ways and is willing to partner with Hong Kong government to help smart city plan
South China Morning Post, November 4, 2018

香港曾是言論自由的避風港,現在卻配合中國驅逐外國記者 (Hong Kong used to be the safe haven for freedom of speech, but now cooperates with China to expel foreign journalists)
Time, November 3, 2018

Commentary (评论)

Human rights and the crackdown on Uyghurs’ religion and culture: Six questions for China’s UN delegation
Hong Kong Free Press, November 4, 2018

Hong Kong’s Basic Law is a constitution with Chinese characteristics, and not meant to lead to democracy
South China Morning Post, November 3, 2018