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, November 07, 2018

UPR of China(联合国对中国的普遍定期审议)

West calls on China to close Uighur detention camps
Reuters, November 6, 2018

China’s UPR: Will Concerns Raised over Ethnic and Religious Repression Lead to Accountability?
Human Rights in China, November 6, 2018

China says UN criticism of human rights record is “politically driven”
The Guardian, November 6, 2018

China dismisses criticism about mass detentions at UN
Associated Press, November 7, 2018

聯合國審議中國人權 多國關注新疆再教育營 中方反斥偏離事實 (UN reviews China human rights, multiple states concerned over Xinjiang camps, China dismisses allegations as “lacking factual basis”)
The Stand News, November 7, 2018

多國關注港澳人權 張建宗:不必要、毫無根據、不成立 (Matthew Cheung: States’ concern with Hong Kong and Macau is unnecessary, groundless, and unfounded)
Ming Pao, November 7, 2018

“Political censorship”: United Nations removes submissions from int’l civil groups at China’s human rights review
Hong Kong Free Press, November 6, 2018

【疑中國施壓】交聯合國人權專員被删走 香港眾志報告書全文 (Deleted from UN OHCHR webpage: full Submission by Demosisto to High Commissioner for Human Rights for Universal Periodic Review of China)
The Stand News, November 7, 2018

Joint Press Statement: China UPR -- civil society deeply concerned by removal of key stakeholder information by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights for upcoming Universal Periodic Review of China
Human Rights Watch, November 5, 2018

Video: China grilled over internment camps, civil rights and Hong Kong freedoms at UN review
Agence France-Presse, November 6, 2018

Xinjiang (新疆)

Xinjiang to relocate 160,000 farmers, herders in effort to tackle poverty
Sina English, November 6, 2018

Xinjiang’s Kashgar University students, teachers forced to give up Muslim dietary restrictions
Radio Free Asia, November 6, 2018

Access to Information (信息公开)

Democratic Taiwan battling disinformation from China ahead of elections
Radio Free Asia, November 6, 2018

【又係抑鬱症?】人民日報旗下雜誌總編跳樓亡 陸媒稱患抑鬱症 (Chief editor of magazine under People’s Daily group commits suicide, reports of death initially censored, media cites depression)
The Stand News, November 7, 2018

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

被吊證維權律師成立「律師後俱樂部」 今早警察登門要求拆招牌 (Free legal advice club established by de-licensed 709 lawyers harassed by authorities)
The Stand News, November 6, 2018

Government Accountability (政府问责)

上饒公安局:新《警察法》實施後 開槍不用警告 查身份證不需理由 (New police law to be passed: no warnings before gunshot, no reasons or explanations needed for ID checks)
The Stand News, November 6, 2018

国家拟修法惩治疫苗造假:药品上市许可持有人全过程担责 (New draft amendments on Drug Administration Law released in response to vaccine scandal)
Legal Daily, November 6, 2018

ICTs and Human Rights (信息技术与人权)

Oracle confirms China Telecom internet traffic “misdirections”
Zero Day, November 6, 2018

Chinese surveillance grows stronger with technology that can recognise people from how they walk
The Telegraph, November 6, 2018

步态识别机:中国监控新武器?(China’s new surveillance weapon: walking-stance identifiers)
Radio Free Asia, October 6, 2018

Hong Kong (香港)

Majority of Hongkongers worried about cost of Lantau reclamation plan, survey finds
South China Morning Post, November 6, 2018

Hong Kong Pride Parade organisers expect record crowd, with theme of legal equality for local LGBT community in 2018
South China Morning Post, November 6, 2018

Young Hongkongers sceptical about city’s integration with mainland China, study finds
South China Morning Post, November 6, 2018

Commentary (评论)

China’s “perfect dictatorship” and its impact — an interview with Professor Stein Ringen
China Change, November 6, 2018

ChinaFile presents: The situation in Xinjiang
China File, November 6, 2018